- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Kendrick: "royal ruler, champion" Origin of Kendrick: English and Scottish Kendrick's Popularity in 2017: #406

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.

Find other names based on Kendrick using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Kendrick

Kendrick Lamar (Duckworth), American rapper
Kendrick Lewis, American football player
Kendrick Brett Meek, U.S. Congressman from Florida
Kendrick Jeru David aka Jeru the Damaja, American rapper
Kendrick La'Dale Perkins, American basketball player
Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, American actor
Kendrick Jevon Dean, American songwriter and music producer
Kendrick Crosby Frazier, American science writer
(William) Kendrick Smithyman, New Zealand poet
Kendrick Allen DeWitt Scott, American jazz drummer
Jonathan Kendrick "Johnny" Lewis, American actor
Kendrick Kurt Patino (b. 2012), son of American actress Kelly Stables

Pop Culture References for the name Kendrick

Kendrick, character on TV's "Young & Hungry" and "Young & Sofia"
Sean Kendrick, main character in "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater

Kenrik, Kenrick, Kendricks, Kendrik, Kenricks, Kendrix, Kendryck, Kendric


stella2007 Says:


Love this name, sounds really masculine and cool. I love the Kendrick Lamar association because he's a great rapper. I really love the meaning of the name, champion and royal ruler, can't get any cooler than that!

alextheindigo Says:


This is kind of a cool name and Kendrick Lamar is a cool dude

Stella2007 Says:


It's pretty cool

Yara Says:


Good for her. It's also a first name.

ThxNameberry Says:


LOL, a similar name was Anna, these people LOVE Anna Kendrick. ☺

ThxNameberry Says:


That's the last name of Anna Kendrick.

Yessica Says:



cabosanmucus Says:


I don't know how Kendrick had a bad connotation but it's cool, it's beyond Kevin and Kenneth.

indiefendi2 Says:


if I was a boy this probably would've been my name.