The name Kendrick is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "royal ruler, champion". Kendrick is ranked #406 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
From the experts:
Harsh name that found some favor in the last couple of decades—potentially due to rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was one of the quickest rising baby names in 2013 when it reached its high point at Number 318.