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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 Kendall.

Meaning and 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. In Welsh, the name means “archetype”. In Celtic, the name is interpreted to mean “bright valley”, while in Norse the name means “spring or well”. These days, the name is strongly associated with media personality Kendall Jenner.

Nicknames for the Name Kendall:

Kendall can be shortened into a variety of nicknames! If you want to name your daughter Kendall, check out this list of great nicknames:

  • Ken
  • Kenny 
  • Kendy
  • Kens
  • Kends
  • Kenda
  • Endie
  • K.D.
  • Dally
  • Delli
  • Deni
  • Kenna

Symbolism of the Name Kendall:

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

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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.

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Emotion Evoked From the Name Kendall:

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

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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 2022, it was the 301st-most popular name for girls in the United States.

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Famous People with the Name Kendall:

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