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Gender: Female Meaning of Kendra: "knowing" Origin of Kendra: English Kendra's Popularity in 2018: #497

The name Kendra is a girl's name of English origin meaning "knowing". Kendra is ranked #497 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Kool K Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - 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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Pop Culture References for the name Kendra

Kenna, Kentra, Kenndra, Kinna, Kendria, Kenda, Keandra, Kendrah, Kandra, Kyndra, Kendre, Kendrea, Kentrae, Kindra, Kendreah

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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. :(