The name Kendra ranked 216th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 403rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name was popular earlier in the 20th century, then fell off in usage, but has begun making a comeback in recent years.
Not only is the meaning of the source name disputed (some prefer ''high summit''), but the name may be derived from a number of alternate sources.
Among these are the Gaelic name Mac Eanraig (''son of Henry'') and the Old English names Ceneric (''keen power'') and Cyneric (''kingly power'').
It is also possible that this girl's name is not related to any of these male forms, but is simply a blending of the male name Kenneth and the female name Sandra.