What does Kendrick mean?
Kendrick \k(e)-ndri-ck, ken(d)-rick\ as a boys' name is pronounced KEN-drik. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Kendrick is "greatest champion". From Cynwrig which can also mean "high hill". Also possibly from the Gaelic name Mac Eanraig meaning "son of Henry", or the Old English names Ceneric meaning "bold power", and Cyneric meaning "royal power". Surname used as a given name in the 19th century.
Kendrick has 28 more related forms via Henry: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal▼, Hank, Harry▼, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.
Kendrick is a somewhat popular first name for males (#605 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1222 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kendrick for boys. Kendrick entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #318 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #334 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Henry (#33 in 2014), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Harry (#714), Kenny (#839), Henrik (#863), Ken, Henri, Hal and Enrico are the popular alternative forms of Kendrick (#334 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4445%) and is now much less (usage 0.291%, down 34.5%), with the versions Kenny, Harry, Hal and Ken becoming less trendy. Hank (#602), Kendrick (#334) and Enrique (#414) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation, and there is a rebound in baby name popularity for Hank. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Kendrick and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)