[ 2 syll. ken-dra, ke-nd-ra ] The baby girl name Kendra is pronounced KEHNDRah- †. Kendra is of English-American and Celtic origin. It is used mainly in English. From Celtic roots, its meaning is 'high summit, greatest champion'. It is derived from cene which means 'bold, keen' ; ric 'rich, powerful, ruler' ; cyne 'royal'. The name was recently coined as a feminine version of Kendrick.
Kendra is a form of the English and Sioux Kenda.
Kendra is the feminine equivalent of the English Kendrick.
Kendra is a widely used name; it has 26 forms. Forms of the name include Kandra, Keandra, Ken, Kena, Kenda, Kendre, Kendrea, Kendreah, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrie, Kendrya, Kenia, Kentra, Kentrae, Kindra, Kindria, Kinna, Kyndra, Kyndria, and Lakendra. Other English forms include the familiar forms Keni, Kenna, and Kennah, and the spelling variants Kendrah and Kenndra.
Kendra is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1980s. At the peak of its usage in 1987, 0.205% of baby girls were named Kendra. It was #77 in rank then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #497 with a usage of only 0.034%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Kendra was used 47% more than the 2nd ranked name, Kenna, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Kendra include Kendri, Kentrae, Kindra, Candra, Kachaundra, Keandra, Kendrie, Kenitra, Cantara, Casandra, Casandrey, Casandri, Casaundr, Casaundri, Cassander, Cassandra, Cassandre, Cassandri, Cassandry, and Cassaundri.
† Pronunciation for Kendra: 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)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"