What does Kendall mean?
Kendall \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' 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 men (#538 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1017 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kendall for boys. Kendall was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #287 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #754 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Kendall and related names. Kendal, Kendell and Kenny (#839 in 2014) are the popular varying forms of Kendall (#754 in 2014). Usage of these boy names reached its peak in the year 1990 and is now much less, with the forms Kendall and Kenny becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)