Meaning and name origin
Pendleton \p(e)-ndle-ton, pen(d)-leton\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Pendleton is "overhanging settlement". Place name that may refer to a town on a clifftop. Actor Austin Pendleton.
Pendleton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1835 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pendleton for boys. Pendleton has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).