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The baby name Kendall has been a surname and place name for hundreds of years, but by the 20th century, it became a given name in the United States. In the early 1900s, it was used mostly for boys, but these days, it's chosen more often for girls. Many people believe the name has grown in popularity throughout the 21st century due to the influence of the Kardashian-Jenner family and their daughter named Kendall.

Meaning of the name Kendall:

Old English: Of the Kent River Valley
Welsh: Archetype
Norse: Spring or well
Celtic: bright valley

Origin of the name Kendall:

Kendall has English roots as the name of two unique places: the city of Kendal, located in Cumbria in the Kent River Valley, and the town of Kendale, a name derived from the Old Norse words for spring and valley.

Symbolism of the name Kendall:

The name Kendall was a place name that represented the valley of the River Kent in England.

Style of the name Kendall:

Traditional

Gender of the name Kendall:

Kendall is a unisex name, though it's more popular for girls as of the second half of the 20th century and beyond.

Pronunciation of the name Kendall:

KEN-dul

Number of syllables in the name Kendall:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kendall:

The baby name Kendall evokes a sense of adventure and ambition.

Alternative spellings for the name Kendall:

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Popularity of the name Kendall:

According to the Social Security Administration, Kendall first made its list of the 1,000 most popular baby names in 1964. As of 2020, it was the 314th-most popular name for girls in the United States.

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Famous people with the name Kendall:

Kendalls in popular culture:

  • Kendall Hart (character on the soap opera “All My Children”)
  • Kendall Knight (character on the show “Big Time Rush”)

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