Meaning and Origin of: Kendall

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Celtic : Ruler of the valley
  • Celtic : Ruler of the valley

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’.
  • From an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Cynddelw, which was borne by a famous 12th-century Welsh poet. It probably derives from a Celtic word meaning ‘exalted’, ‘high’ + delw ‘image’, ‘effigy’.