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What does Kendel mean?

Kendel Pronunciation of Kendel [kendel] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the name Kendel means "the Kent river valley". Kendel is an alternate form of Kendall (Old English).

Associated with: old english, river, valley.


Kendel has 7 variants: Kendal, Kendale, Kendell, Kendill, Kendle, Kendyl and Kendyll.

1 more different relation via Kendall: Kenny.

Creative forms:
(male) Kandel, Kedel, ..

(female) Kenke, Kenken, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kendel Isiah (K.I.), ..

How popular is Kendel?

Kendel is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#83004 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Kendel (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Kendall (#780 last year), Kenny (#890), Kendell and Kendal. Usage of these forms of Kendel reached its highest in 1994 (average #693) and has become significantly lower since (#1417, down 69%), with forms such as Kendall becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendal, Kendall, Kendell, Kenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Denzel, Kaniel, Keder, Kelden, Kemuel, Kendon, Kendrew, Kenelm, Kenhelm, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Keppel, Kordel, Lendell, Lindel, Mandel, Mendel, Mendell, Randel, Rendell, Sender, Wendel, Wendell, Wenzel and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kendel.

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