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What does Kendall mean?

Kendall Pronunciation of Kendall 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, river, valley, england, bright, 19th century


VARIANTS Kendal, Kendale, Kendel, Kendell, Kendill, Kendle, Kendyl, Kendyll, Kenny



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How popular is Kendall?

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 (#1082 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kendall was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #287 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #881 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kendal, Kendell and Kenny (#1001 IN 2018) are the popular varying forms of Kendall (#881). Usage of these relations of Kendall reached its peak 24 years ago (MEDIAN #693) and is now much less (#1470, 72.9%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abdall, Avenall, Beall, Bedall, Bedell, Conall, Crandall, Denzell, Denzill, Derrall, Fergall (see Fergal), Fingall (see Fingal), Gerall, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Heimdall, Jemall, Jerall, Jerrall, Kealy, Kedar, Kell, Kenan, Kendon, Kendrew, Kendric, Kendrik, Kendrix, Kenelm, Kenhelm, Kenly, Kennady, Kennan, Kennard, Kennelm (see Kenelm), Kentan (see Kenton), Kentaro, Kentrell, Kenward, Kenway, Kimball, Kinnell, Knoll, Kordale, Kordell, Ledell, Lendall, Lendell, Lennell, Lindall, Lindell, Lyndall, Lyndell, Mandell, Mendell, Neall, Newall, Newhall, Odall (see Odell), Peall, Randall, Randell, Rendall, Rendell, Sewall, Terrall, Udall, Verdell, Verrall, Vondell, Wendale, Wendall, Wendell and Wyndell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kendall.

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