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Gender: Female Meaning of Kendra: "knowing" Origin of Kendra: English Kendra's Popularity in 2017: #431

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 "This or That?------------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.

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Famous People Named Kendra

Kendra Leigh Wilkinson, American model and reality TV personality
Kendra Spears aka Princess Salwa Aga Khan, American supermodel
Kendra Lust, American adult film actress
Kendra "Keni" Harrison, American hurdler
Kendra Scott, American accessories designer
Kendra Renee Wecker, American basketball player
Kendra Jade Rossi, American model and adult film actress
Kendra Louise Smith, American musician of bands Dream Syndicate and Opal
Kendra Renee(Caldwell) Duggar, wife of Joseph Duggar of reality show "19 Kids and Counting"
Kendra Bentley, winner of "Amazing Race" season 6
Kendra Kassebaum, American musical theater actress

Pop Culture References for the name Kendra

Kendra Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore's mother in the Harry Potter series
Kendra, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Kendra Sorenson, main character in the Fablehaven series
Kendra, character on TV's "The Client List"
Kendra, a witch in book/film "Beastly"
Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, a superhero in DC comics and TV's "The Flash", "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow"

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stellarvra99 Says:


How can Kendra be an ugly name? Such a feminine and beautiful choice. Check your eyesight, Jesus! And moderate that rudeness.

Daiseymae Says:


This was my favorite name during the 80s, but my cousin has a daughter in 1986 and named her Kendra.

Haids1987 Says:


I think this is pretty. It's feminine and sweet.

Athena Peaceriver Says:


Ugly name. PLEASE don't give an innocent little girl this name. :(