Kendra

Kendra - A very unique female name



  May 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kendra, meaning knowing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1234. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kendra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kendra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kendra. The baby girl name Kendra was given to 775 baby girls in 2012, ranking #386 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,824 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kendra peaked in popularity 32 years ago in 1987 on position 77.



Famous with this name

Kendra Torgan
Kendra Anderson
Kendra Andrews


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Rating: 5/5 (4 people)


Kendra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kendra is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #151 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,088.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kendra is where you live.


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Kendra origin and meaning

Kendra is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means knowing. To see famous people named Kendra, pop culture references for the name Kendra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kendra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kendra, sorted by popularity.

Kassandra / Kasandra / Kindra / Kyndra / Keandra / Keondra / Kassondra / Kendria / Kasondra / Kiandra /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012386
2011297
2010206
2009237
2008236
2007200
2006243
2005260
2004270
2003259
2002224
2001210
2000186
1999169
1998154
1997150
1996135
1995133
1994125
1993127
1992125
1991118
1990117
198999
198880
198777
1986101
1985153
1984150
1983171
1982163
1981152
1980154
1979137
1978145
1977152
1976157
1975173
1974178
1973202
1972200
1971202
1970266
1969303
1968328
1967306
1966327
1965440
1964506
1963476
1962507
1961532
1960624
1959643
1958706
1957705
1956629
1955826
1954943
1953892
19521048
1951901
19501014
19491094
1948956
1947905
1946971
19451025
19441769
19431234

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia151
New Mexico178
North Dakota190
Iowa215
New Hampshire223
South Dakota228
Minnesota249
Ohio250
Nevada269
Wisconsin272
Indiana286
Texas291
Pennsylvania311
South Carolina318
Michigan323
Missouri329
Oregon331
Arizona335
Colorado349
Oklahoma358
Mississippi392
Arkansas411
Nebraska415
Alabama422
Kentucky430
Florida449
Kansas449
California459
New York466
Louisiana467
Illinois490
Tennessee509
Washington515
Virginia613
Utah643
North Carolina647
Georgia665
Massachusetts665
Maryland958
New Jersey1088

Even more about Kendra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kendra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kendra?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1987
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kendra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,824
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +775

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