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Quick Facts on Kendra

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Celtic, English, Welsh
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 187
Simple meaning:
Wise ruler, enthusiastic power

Characteristics of Kendra

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kendra

Kendra is a name whose etymology is up for debate. As a relatively recent creation, most believe that Kendra was developed from the Welsh male name Kendrick, itself derived from a surname Cynwrig. Apparently, this name comes from the Celts meaning ‘wise ruler’ or ‘high hill.’ It may also be derived from an Olde English personal name Cēnerīc (from “cēne” meaning ‘keen’ and “rīc” meaning ‘power’). Lastly, it could be a simple marriage between the names Kenneth and Sandra. The name was primarily coined in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Kendra

The name Kendra entered the U.S. popularity charts for the first time in 1946. By the mid-1950s it became clear that Kendra was on her way up the charts. It wasn’t necessarily a quick ascent, but she managed to land a spot on the Top 100 list in 1987 where she stayed for a couple years before reversing her direction. The name showed backwards momentum on the charts all through the 1990s and into the early 21st century. It’s interesting to note that Kendra got a little boost back up the charts between 2005 and 2007 likely influenced by Kendra Wilkinson, a reality TV character in “The Girl’s Next Door.” She was Hugh Hefner’s beautiful, sporty and endearingly goofy girlfriend. The show’s popularity probably served to remind American parents of this adorably energetic name. Kendra is a pretty, modern, cheerful and unpretentious choice for a little girl.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kendra
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kendra

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Kendra

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kendra

    Kendra We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kendra.

  • Popular Songs on Kendra

    Popular Songs on Kendra

    Kendra - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Kendra.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Kendra

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Kendra

    Kendra and Friends Uncover a Musical Mystery (Julia D. Fraser) - As two young girls search for the identity of "W.P." through the contents of an old trunk, they learn about musicians, composers, and musical instruments. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers (Lee Edward Fodi) - For over a thousand years, the Box of Whispers has guarded the most precious treasure in the Land of Een. But when the Box is suddenly stolen, young Kendra Kandlestar finds herself swept away on a magical adventure where doors speak in riddles, plants spit poisonous venom, and strange creatures lurk in every shadow. With only a handful of enchanted carrot seeds to help her, will Kendra be able to face these dangers and find the fabled chest? There’s only one way to find out: peer inside The Box of Whispers, and enter a world of magic, monsters and mystery...Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers is a perfect book for lovers of fantasy, aged 8 and up. The book features over 100 black and white illustrations by the author. This series called Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar also include the books Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger and Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Kendra

    Famous People Named Kendra

    Famous People Named Kendra - Kendra Wilkinson (reality TV star)

  • Children of Famous People Named Kendra

    Children of Famous People Named Kendra

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Kendra - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kendra.

  • Historic Figures

    Kendra - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Kendra - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kendra.

Personality of the Girl Name Kendra

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Kendra

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