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Pronunciation KEN-drah[1]
Gender Female
Word/name Anglo-Saxon
Scottish Gaelic
Welsh (possible)
Meaning understanding or knowledge[2]
greatest champion[1]

Kendra is a female name of disputed origins.[2] Kendra is a moderately popular female first name, ranking 403 out of 4275 for females of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census.[citation needed] The name was at its most popular in the United States from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, peaking in 1987. [3]


  • Kendra Lust, American adult film star
  • Kendra Jade Rossi is an American model, actress, and former adult film star
  • Kendra Smith, American musician
  • Kendra Wilkinson, a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and star of the E! reality shows The Girls Next Door, Kendra and Kendra on Top
    • Kendra (TV series), the 2009-2011 E! reality television series which follows Wilkinson's life after moving out of the Playboy Mansion
    • Kendra on Top, the 2012 WE tv reality television series starring Wilkinson


  • Kendra Dumbledore, mother of Albus Dumbledore, a character in the Harry Potter novels
  • Kendra Mason, a character from the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Kendra Saunders, a DC Comics superheroine, known as Hawkgirl
  • Kendra Shaw, a character from the reimagined TV series Battlestar Galactica
  • Kendra Sorenson, a character in the Fablehaven series
  • Kendra Young, a character from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer


  1. ^ a b "Kendra - name meaning, origin". Think Baby Names. 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Baby names and the meaning of names starting with the letter "K"". The New Parents Guide. 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
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