Kendall

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90k
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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 Kendall

"Kendall" is a name of English origin, and it means "Valley of the River Kent". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
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From the place name Kendal in Cumbria, "valley of the river Kent", and Kendale in Humberside, Old Norse kelda "spring" + dalr "valley".

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Kendall

Kendall was given the name Kendall Nicole Jenner by her parents Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner on November 3rd, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kendall Schmidt is an actor, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Kendall was given the name Kendall Francis Schmidt on November 2nd, 1990 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. Kendall is also known as Schmidt and Kendall.

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Kendall was born on July 26th, 1971 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Kendall is also known as The Poughkeepsie Killer and Stinky.

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Kendall Marshall is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, →Bakersfield Jam, Phoenix Suns, Delaware 87ers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2012. Kendall was born on August 19th, 1990 in Dumfries, Virginia.

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Kendall Grove is a martial artist. Kendall was born on December 11th, 1982 in Wailuku, Hawaii.

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Kendall Windham is a wrestler. Kendall was born on August 7th, 1966 in Sweetwater, Texas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kendall

Liz Kendall is a for Leicester West, Shadow Minister for Care, Older People, Member of Parliament, forLeicester West, and Department of Health (United Kingdom). Liz was born on June 11th, 1971 in Abbots Langley, United Kingdom. Liz is also known as Kendall and Elizabeth.

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Suzy Kendall is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1965 to 1977. Suzy was given the name Frieda Harrison on January 1st, 1944 in Belper, Derbyshire, England, UK. Suzy is also known as Harrison and Frieda.

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Kay Kendall was an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1944. Kay was given the name Justine Kay Kendall McCarthy on May 21st, 1927 in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK. She passed away on September 6th, 1959.

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Howard Kendall was a soccer player for the Preston North End F.C., Everton F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Stoke City F.C., and Blackburn Rovers F.C. Howard was born on May 22nd, 1946 in Ryton, Tyne and Wear. He passed away on October 17th, 2015.

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Donald M. Kendall is a businessman and political adviser. Donald was given the name Donald Mcintosh Kendall on March 16th, 1921 in Sequim, Washington, U.S.

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Kate Kendall is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Kate was born on July 27th, 1973.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1906 5 0 5
1907 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1910 11 0 11
1911 9 0 9
1912 17 0 17
1913 45 0 45
1914 30 0 30
1915 45 0 45
1916 49 0 49
1917 45 0 45
1918 47 0 47
1919 57 0 57
1920 60 0 60
1921 67 0 67
1922 60 0 60
1923 48 0 48
1924 66 0 66
1925 71 0 71
1926 67 0 67
1927 82 0 82
1928 74 0 74
1929 64 5 59
1930 67 0 67
1931 55 0 55
1932 67 0 67
1933 87 0 87
1934 68 0 68
1935 82 0 82
1936 81 0 81
1937 84 7 77
1938 97 0 97
1939 112 0 112
1940 114 5 109
1941 127 7 120
1942 120 7 113
1943 141 14 127
1944 110 7 103
1945 144 15 129
1946 147 0 147
1947 168 18 150
1948 172 12 160
1949 177 11 166
1950 173 13 160
1951 155 10 145
1952 203 13 190
1953 222 7 215
1954 232 14 218
1955 239 12 227
1956 334 31 303
1957 417 35 382
1958 460 69 391
1959 484 75 409
1960 556 109 447
1961 482 67 415
1962 497 66 431
1963 533 67 466
1964 658 120 538
1965 552 122 430
1966 506 89 417
1967 484 88 396
1968 499 89 410
1969 476 74 402
1970 547 113 434
1971 629 200 429
1972 445 114 331
1973 461 111 350
1974 443 98 345
1975 368 70 298
1976 353 73 280
1977 331 81 250
1978 448 113 335
1979 452 97 355
1980 560 190 370
1981 561 196 365
1982 641 277 364
1983 606 247 359
1984 901 472 429
1985 912 446 466
1986 1,020 509 511
1987 1,242 702 540
1988 1,237 572 665
1989 1,311 623 688
1990 1,509 642 867
1991 1,510 667 843
1992 1,533 746 787
1993 2,236 1,271 965
1994 2,597 1,648 949
1995 2,266 1,546 720
1996 2,144 1,468 676
1997 2,262 1,559 703
1998 2,340 1,644 696
1999 2,068 1,442 626
2000 2,383 1,650 733
2001 2,102 1,524 578
2002 2,166 1,642 524
2003 2,676 2,183 493
2004 2,845 2,360 485
2005 2,926 2,456 470
2006 2,765 2,323 442
2007 2,640 2,163 477
2008 2,693 2,309 384
2009 2,848 2,414 434
2010 2,761 2,338 423
2011 3,002 2,594 408
2012 2,993 2,623 370
2013 2,889 2,513 376
2014 2,749 2,439 310
2015 2,491 2,191 300
2016 1,923 1,694 229

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Popularity of Kendall as a first name

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Popularity of Kendall as a last name

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Common last names for Kendall

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • White
  • Miller
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kendall U.S.
  White 85.73% 64.26%
  African American 8.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kendall

People with the last name Kendall are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kendall

  • How Popular is the name Kendall? Kendall is the 681st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kendall was the 1,126th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kendall have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,200 babies born with the first name Kendall in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kendall to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kendall? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kendall first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kendall is Tuesday, December 17th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Kendall born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kendall was in 2012 with a total of 2,623 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kendall!
  • Random Kendall Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kendall ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 11 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Kendall: Your name in reverse order is Lladnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daelknl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kendall? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,209 people with the last name Kendall.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kendall? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Kendall as their last name.

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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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