Meaning and name origin
Kendall \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kendall), is pronounced KEN-dal. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kendall is "the Kent river valley". Place name: a river in the west of England. Also possibly "bright river valley". Used as a given name since the 19th century.
Kendall is a very popular first name for males (#538 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1017 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kendall for boys. Kendall reached its highest rank of #287 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kendall and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kendall (#754), Kenny (#839), Kendell and Kendal. (2014 statistics).