Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KEHN-drik
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Meaning & History

From a surname that has several different origins. It could be from the Old English given names Cyneric "royal power" or Cenric "bold power", or from the Welsh name Cynwrig "chief hero". It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Eanraig meaning "son of Henry".

As an American given name, it got a boost in popularity in 2012 after the rapper Kendrick Lamar (1987-) released his debut album.

Related Names

VariantKenrick
Feminine FormKendra

Popularity

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Entry updated January 21, 2022