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Boy Name: Kendall

Name: Kendall
Pronunciation: \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kendall's also a girl name)
Meaning: the Kent river valley
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Gentile, Gentilo
Variant forms: Kendal, Kendale, Kendel, Kendell, Kendill, Kendle, Kendyl, Kendyll, Kenny
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 538
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1017


Kendall \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

Kendall has 9 variant forms: Kendal, Kendale, Kendel, Kendell, Kendill, Kendle, Kendyl, Kendyll and Kenny.

Baby names that sound like Kendall are Gentile and Gentilo.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kendall.


Kendall is a very popular first name for men (#538 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1017 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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