Kendall name meaning

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What does the name Kendall mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kendall

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Maine, U.S., the name Kendall is of American origin and means "My name means Bright valley, Fire within, River of kent, and Royal Valley".
  2. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Kendall is of English origin and means "Kent river valley".
  3. According to a user from Montana, U.S., the name Kendall is of English origin and means "Valley of the River Kent".
  4. 3 submissions from Georgia, U.S. agree the name Kendall means "From the bright valley" and is of American / Celtic origin.
  5. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Kendall means "Royal Valley".
  6. A submission from South Africa says the name Kendall means "River of kent".
  7. A user from California, U.S. says the name Kendall is of Welsh origin and means "Of the river Kent".
  8. According to a user from Nebraska, U.S., the name Kendall is of English origin and means "KING OF THE VALLEY".
  9. A submission from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Kendall means "Fire within".
  10. According to 3 people from Indiana, U.S., the name Kendall is of English / American origin and means "Beautiful".
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  1. United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)

From the place name Kendal in Cumbria, "valley of the river Kent", and Kendale in Humberside, Old Norse kelda "spring" + dalr "valley".

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Kendall

Notable Persons Named Kendall

Kendall Jenner

Kendall was given the name Kendall Nicole Jenner by her parents Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner on November 3rd, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Kendall Schmidt

Kendall Schmidt is an actor, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Kendall was given the name Kendall Francis Schmidt on November 2nd, 1990 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. Kendall is also known as Schmidt and Kendall.

Kendall Francois

Kendall was born on July 26th, 1971 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Kendall is also known as The Poughkeepsie Killer and Stinky.

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, →Bakersfield Jam, Phoenix Suns, Delaware 87ers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2012. Kendall was born on August 19th, 1990 in Dumfries, Virginia.

Kendall Grove

Kendall Grove is a martial artist. Kendall was born on December 11th, 1982 in Wailuku, Hawaii.

Kendall Windham

Kendall Windham is a wrestler. Kendall was born on August 7th, 1966 in Sweetwater, Texas, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kendall

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kendall

Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall is a for Leicester West, Shadow Minister for Care, Older People, Member of Parliament, forLeicester West, and Department of Health (United Kingdom). Liz was born on June 11th, 1971 in Abbots Langley, United Kingdom. Liz is also known as Kendall and Elizabeth.

Suzy Kendall

Suzy Kendall is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1965 to 1977. Suzy was given the name Frieda Harrison on January 1st, 1944 in Belper, Derbyshire, England, UK. Suzy is also known as Harrison and Frieda.

Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall was an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1944. Kay was given the name Justine Kay Kendall McCarthy on May 21st, 1927 in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK. She passed away on September 6th, 1959.

Howard Kendall

Howard Kendall was a soccer player for the Preston North End F.C., Everton F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Stoke City F.C., and Blackburn Rovers F.C. Howard was born on May 22nd, 1946 in Ryton, Tyne and Wear. He passed away on October 17th, 2015.

Donald M. Kendall

Donald M. Kendall is a businessman and political adviser. Donald was given the name Donald Mcintosh Kendall on March 16th, 1921 in Sequim, Washington, U.S.

Kate Kendall

Kate Kendall is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Kate was born on July 27th, 1973.

  • Henry Way Kendall
  • Jason Kendall
  • Tommy Kendall
    Nascar Driver
  • Amos Kendall
    Office Holder
  • David George Kendall
  • Larcum Kendall
  • Levon Kendall
    Basketball Player
  • Thomas Kendall
  • Anthony Bruce Kendall
  • William Sergeant Kendall
  • Pete Kendall
    Football Player
  • Marie Kendall
  • Gary Kendall
  • Tom Kendall

Common last names for Kendall

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • White
  • Miller
  • Baker

Common first names for Kendall

  • William
  • James
  • Mary
  • John
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Margaret
  • Dorothy
  • Helen
  • Ruth
  • Edward
  • Richard
  • Harry
  • Donald
  • Frank
  • David
  • Paul
  • Joseph

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kendall U.S.
  White 85.73% 64.26%
  African American 8.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kendall

People with the last name Kendall are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kendall

  • What name lists does Kendall rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kendall? Kendall is the 678th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kendall was the 1,126th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kendall have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,745 babies born with the first name Kendall in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kendall to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kendall? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kendall first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kendall is Tuesday, December 17th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Kendall born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kendall was in 2012 with a total of 2,624 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kendall!
  • Random Kendall Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kendall ranks 53rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 98 babies in Indiana have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Kendall: The name spelled backwards is Lladnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enlkald. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kendall? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,209 people with the last name Kendall.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kendall? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Kendall as their last name.
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