The name Kendra is a girl's name of English origin meaning "knowing". Kendra is ranked #431 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Kool K Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
Kendra was once seen as a feminization of Kenneth -- but it's now firmly established as a standalone. American parents can't seem to make up their mind about it though: it was one of 2013's fastest-rising names, entering the Top 200 for the first time since 2000, but then it tumbled again.