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Kenya name meaning

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<100
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in 2010
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What does the name Kenya mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kenya

User Submitted Origins

African
55%
Hebrew
22%
English
20%
Indonesian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamas agree the name Kenya is of African / English origin and means "Life".
  2. According to a user from Colorado, U.S., the name Kenya is of Russian origin and means "Confident and loyal".
  3. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Kenya means "Ethnic pride".
  4. According to a user from Bahamas, the name Kenya means "Loving,caring,honest and loyal".
  5. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Kenya means "Pride".
  6. A user from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Kenya is of African origin and means "Yes Lord".
  7. A user from Kenya says the name Kenya is of Kikuyu origin and means "Cat".
  8. A submission from Kenya says the name Kenya means "God's resting place".
  9. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Kenya means "Wise and intelligent child" and is of Japanese origin.
  10. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Kenya means "Unique" and is of Mexican origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kenya
A country in East Africa, formerly a British colony.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
Wiktionary

Probably from Kikuyu kere nyaga (“white mountain”), referring to Mount Kenya.

  1. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Kenya.

Kenya was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dinka, French, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Kenya

Notable Persons Named Kenya

Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore is an actor, model (people), celebrity, author, and film producer. She holds the title Miss Michigan 1993, Miss USA 1993, and Miss Michigan USA. Kenya was given the name Kenya Summer Moore on January 24th, 1971 in Detroit.

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Kenya Mori

Kenya Mori is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 2009. Kenya was given the name Kenya Mori Ochoa on January 15th, 1976 in Montevideo.

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Kenya Bell

Kenya Bell is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop music recording artist, reality star of basketball wives on vh1, miss michigan usa 2001, model, and basketball wives. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kenya was given the name Kenya Howard on April 2nd, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Kenya Hathaway

Kenya Hathaway is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and jazz musician. She was most active from 1988 to present. Kenya was given the name Kenya Canc'Libra Hathaway on January 1st, 1971.

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Kenya Yasuda

Kenya was born on March 29th, 1989 in Japan.

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Kenya

Kenya is a in the fields of visual arts, installation art, sculpture, and performance. Kenya was born in Landstuhl.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kenya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is a in the fields of visual arts, installation art, sculpture, and performance. Kenya was born in Landstuhl.

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Fun Facts about the name Kenya

  • What name lists does Kenya rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kenya? Kenya is the 1,506th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kenya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,690 babies born with the first name Kenya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kenya to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kenya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kenya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kenya is Wednesday, January 15th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Kenya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kenya was in 1973 with a total of 894 babies.
  • Random Kenya Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kenya ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 40 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Kenya: The name spelled backwards is Aynek. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ekayn. How do you pronounce that?
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