[ 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, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1960s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2013, 0.052% of baby boys were given the name Kendrick. It ranked at #318 then. In 2015, its usage was 0.043% and its ranking #366, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2015, 4 times 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)"