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Girl Name: Kendall

Name: Kendall
Pronunciation: \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kendall's also a boy name)
Meaning: the Kent river valley
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Candelle, Candela, Gwendalyn
Variant forms: Kendahl, Kendal, Kendell, Kendyl, Kindall, Kyndal, Kyndall
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1514
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1017


Kendall \k(e)-nda-ll, ken-dall\ as a girl's name (also used as boy'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 for the river in England. Surname used as given name since the 19th century.

Kendall has 7 variant forms: Kendahl, Kendal, Kendell, Kendyl, Kindall, Kyndal and Kyndall.

Baby names that sound like Kendall are Candelle, Candela and Gwendalyn.


Kendall is a very popular first name for women (#1514 out of 4276) 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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