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What does Kendrick mean?

Kendrick /ken-drick/ 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.

Associated with: champion, hill (mountain), gaelic, bold (brave), power, royal (king), surname, 19th century


Kendrick has 11 variants: Ken, Kendric, Kendricks, Kendrik, Kendrix, Kendryck, Kenny, Kenrick, Kenrick, Kenricks and Kenrik.

Kendrick has 7 more related forms via Henry: Heindrick, Heindrik, Heinrick, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik and Henrik.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Keirdrick, Kerrdrick, ..

(female) Kenpri, Kenrin, ..

How popular is Kendrick?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kendrick for boys. Kendrick entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #318 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #334 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendrick name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendrick outside U.S.

Henry (#33 in recent rankings), Kenny (#839), Henrik (#863), Ken (#1771) and Kendric are the popular alternative forms of Kendrick (#334 in recent rankings). Usage of these forms of Kendrick was common among parents 134 years ago (average #1668) and is now much diminished (#973, 74% less usage), with versions like Ken becoming somewhat dated. Henry is more universally found than the rest, though Kendrick has gained in usage over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kendrick, Henrik, Henry, Ken, Kendric, Kenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Henrik, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aerick, Aerrick, Andric, Andrick, Andrik, Baldrick, Bardrick, Bendick, Bendict, Benedick, Brodrick, Cedric, Cedrick, Cedrik, Chadrick, Dedric, Dedrick, Delrick, Derick, Derrick, Diedrick, Eddrick, Edrick, Eldrick, Fenwick, Fredrick, Fridrick (see Frederick), Godrick, Goodrick, Hendrie, Hendries, Herrick, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerrick, Kadrick, Keandre, Keddrick, Kedric, Kedrick, Kendill (see Kendall), Kendrew, Kentrell, Keondre, Kerrick, Melderick (see Meldrick), Meldric, Meldrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Renwick, Roddrick, Rodrick, Sedric, Sedrick, Sedrik, Shadrick, Tedric, Tedrick and Thedrick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kendrick.