What does the baby name Kendal mean? Learn about what Kendal means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Kendal - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Kendal
K-E-N-D-A-L, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Kendal
KEN dal
Meaning of Kendal
Valley of the river kent.
Origin of Kendal
The name 'Kendal' has origins in multiple cultures and languages. It is derived from the Old Norse language, where it was originally spelled as 'Kendall'. In Old Norse, the name 'Kendall' is a combination of the words 'kenna', meaning 'to know', and 'dalr', meaning 'valley'. Therefore, the name 'Kendall' can be interpreted to mean 'valley where knowledge is found'.
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Popularity of Kendal
The popularity of the name 'Kendal' has experienced fluctuations over the years. In the early 20th century, the name was relatively uncommon, with only a few instances of its usage. However, in recent decades, the name 'Kendal' has seen increased popularity, particularly in English-speaking countries.
Kendal currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Kendal.

Etymology of Kendal

The etymology of the name 'Kendal' can be traced back to its Old Norse roots. The combination of 'kenna' and 'dalr' gives the name its meaning of 'valley where knowledge is found'.

Cultural Significance of Kendal

The name 'Kendal' does not hold significant cultural or religious connotations in any particular culture. It is a name that is widely used across different cultures and does not carry specific cultural significance.