Kendal

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13k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kendal

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  1. A green dye, often used to color cloth, which is obtained from the woad plant
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Old English Cent + dæl = "valley of the river Kent".

  1. A town in the Lake District of England.
  2. A habitational surname​, also as a variant of Kendall.
  3. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Kendal

Kendal was born on November 10th, 1982 in Abilene, Texas.

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Kendal Pinder is a basketball player for the Hapoel Jerusalem B.C., Harlem Globetrotters, Sydney Supersonics, Perth Wildcats, and Illawarra Hawks. His career lasted from 1979 to 1995. Kendal was born on April 25th, 1956.

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Kendal Thompkins is a football player for the Orlando Predators. Kendal was born on September 16th, 1989 in Miami.

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Kendal Smith is a football player. He was most prominent from 1989 to 1990. Kendal was born on November 23rd, 1965 in San Mateo, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kendal

Felicity Kendal is an actor. She was most active from 1947 to present. Felicity was given the name Felicity Ann Kendal by her parent Geoffrey Kendal on September 25th, 1946 in Olton, Warwickshire, England.

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Jennifer Kapoor was an actress and actor. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Kendal on February 28th, 1933 in Southport. She passed away on September 7th, 1984.

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Geoffrey Kendal was an actor and theatre director. Geoffrey was born on September 17th, 1909 in Kendal. He breathed his last breath on May 14th, 1998.

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Dame Madge Kendal was an actress and theatre manager. Dame was born on March 15th, 1848 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. She breathed her last breath on September 14th, 1935.

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The Lord Wakefield of Kendal is a rugby player.

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How popular is the baby name Kendal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 0 5
1922 6 0 6
1926 6 0 6
1927 6 0 6
1930 8 0 8
1931 5 0 5
1932 6 0 6
1933 5 0 5
1934 6 0 6
1937 6 0 6
1938 9 0 9
1939 8 0 8
1940 9 0 9
1941 7 0 7
1942 8 0 8
1943 12 0 12
1944 9 0 9
1945 16 0 16
1946 16 0 16
1947 18 0 18
1948 17 0 17
1949 12 0 12
1950 19 0 19
1951 28 5 23
1952 25 5 20
1953 19 0 19
1954 33 5 28
1955 30 5 25
1956 41 12 29
1957 49 10 39
1958 52 13 39
1959 55 13 42
1960 54 16 38
1961 49 19 30
1962 48 11 37
1963 64 10 54
1964 60 19 41
1965 53 22 31
1966 52 13 39
1967 52 15 37
1968 61 15 46
1969 59 18 41
1970 84 36 48
1971 89 44 45
1972 75 28 47
1973 71 24 47
1974 67 26 41
1975 56 16 40
1976 57 16 41
1977 67 27 40
1978 77 27 50
1979 73 24 49
1980 87 37 50
1981 81 31 50
1982 112 60 52
1983 132 68 64
1984 186 130 56
1985 162 93 69
1986 199 124 75
1987 229 144 85
1988 199 115 84
1989 221 104 117
1990 252 117 135
1991 229 108 121
1992 220 105 115
1993 362 225 137
1994 408 268 140
1995 353 232 121
1996 340 214 126
1997 300 210 90
1998 319 240 79
1999 297 207 90
2000 305 210 95
2001 296 211 85
2002 391 295 96
2003 442 372 70
2004 657 565 92
2005 492 417 75
2006 414 333 81
2007 372 298 74
2008 411 352 59
2009 413 361 52
2010 396 299 97
2011 421 346 75
2012 388 313 75
2013 288 233 55
2014 275 225 50
2015 242 193 49
2016 181 141 40
2017 122 85 37

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Popularity of Kendal as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kendal U.S.
  White 70.22% 64.26%
  African American 23.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kendal

People with the last name Kendal are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kendal

  • How Popular is the name Kendal? Kendal is the 2,163rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kendal was the 62,714th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kendal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,013 babies born with the first name Kendal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kendal to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kendal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kendal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kendal is Saturday, June 17th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Kendal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kendal was in 2004 with a total of 565 babies.
  • Random Kendal Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kendal is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Kendal: Your name in reverse order is Ladnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enaldk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kendal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 319 people with the last name Kendal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kendal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kendal as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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