Kendra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kendra
Origin of the name Kendra:
Feminine form of Kendrick, from the surname of several different origins.
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My name is Kendra, I am nearly 40 and growing up I didn't know anyone named Kendra. I grew up lower middle class, and am White, also first born named after my father, Kenneth. I grew up in North Eastern Colorado, a tomboy and my nickname is also Kenny.
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I've met a number of Kendras and they usually fall into two categories: Young African-American girls (usually under 15) or young white women (usually under 35), who tend to come from very affluent, Yuppie-ish backgrounds.
I disagree. My cousin's name is Kendra and she doesn't fall into either of those catergories. She is a very nice woman in her late twenties and is not the least bit "yuppie-ish".
I'm a Kendra and am not "yuppie-ish" Yes indeed growing up there were very few Kendra's only one that happen to live around the corner. We where both named after are father's (Kenneth) We where first born. Where I live in the Missouri the name is given to predominantly white female. Not much Diversity where I live. That is changing in a good way. I enjoy my name very much and it seems to be coming back in. Only made fun of once and it was "Kindergarten Weenier" my last name rhymed with weenier! ha ha other than that it is what it is. hope this helps.
Kendra is my 7 year old daughters name, she is the youngest of three, the only girl, and was named after my husband. You may have one stereotype half right, because my husband is black. I, however am not black and I chose the name because my husbands name is Kenny.
My name is Kendra and I'm definitely not yuppie-ish, I am however mixed, part black, native american, german, and irish, so you're sort of right about the black part I guess. I'm actually an introvert but extremely creative, which I feel fits since the name Kendra feels creative to me. Coincidentally despite it being a girly name I am a tomboy and usually prefer the nickname Ken or Kenny. I'm also under 25 but over 15.
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- Meanings and history of the name Kendra: | Edit
(Anglo-Saxon) the knowing woman
- Famous real-life people named Kendra: | Edit
Kendra Wilkinson, Playboy Model, television personality, and member of "The Girls Next Door"
- Kendra in song, story & screen: | Edit
Kendra Peterson, a character in the musical "13". Features the song: "Hey Kendra".
Kendra, a character in the book "Remember Me to Harold Square" by Paula Danziger
Kendra Young, a character from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kendra Mason, a character from the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation
Kendra Sorenson, a fictional character in the Fablehaven
Kendra Dumbledore, mother of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter novels
Kendra Saunders, a DC Comics superheroine known as Hawkgirl
Kendra Kandlestar, the main character in the children's series "Kendra Kandlestar" by Lee Edward Fodi
Kendra, is a character in the Gwen Bristol novel "Calico Palace"
Kendra is a character in the Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series