[ 2 syll. ken-dric(k), ke-ndri-ck ] The baby boy name Kendrick is pronounced as KEHNDRihK †. Kendrick is largely used in the English language and its origin is Celtic. The name's meaning is high summit, greatest champion. The first name is from a Welsh and Scottish surname which is of obscure origin; the surname is possibly from the personal name Cynwrig (Welsh) meaning 'high summit' or 'greatest champion'. The first name is also derived from the English surname, which is of the given names Ceneric (Old English), which is of the elements 'cene' (meaning bold, keen) and 'ric' (rich, powerful, ruler), or Cyneríc (Old English), which is of the elements 'cyne' and 'ric' (rich, powerful, ruler). The name Kendra (English) is the female equivalent of Kendrick.
Kendrick has 22 variants. Variants include Kendric, Kendrich, Kendricks, Kendriek, Kendrik, Kendrix, Kendryc, Kendryck, Kendryek, Kendryk, Kenerick, Kenric, Kenrich, Kenrick, Kenricks, Kenriek, Kenrik, Kenryk, Kerrick, and Kerrik. The contraction Ken (used in Japanese as well), and the diminutive form Kenny are other English variants.
Kendrick is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1960s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 1991, 0.036% of baby boys were given the name Kendrick. It ranked at #329 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.028% and its ranking #475, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2012, 88% more boys were named Kendrick than the subsequent ranked name, Kenny.
† Pronunciation for Kendrick: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)"