Name: Kendal

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kendal

  • Meaning:
    Valley of the River Kent
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Exalted effigy
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Valley of the River Kent
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEN dal)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Kendal)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kendal

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the place name Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’.
    It is also 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’ and delw ‘image’, ‘effigy’.

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