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What does Kenia mean?

Kenia Pronunciation of Kenia [ke-nia] as a name for girls is of Welsh origin, and the name Kenia means "greatest champion". Kenia is a version of Kendra (Welsh). Kenia is also a derivative of Kenya.

Associated with: greatest.


Kenia has 6 variants: Kena, Keni, Kenna, Kennah, Kennya and Kinna.

12 more different relations via Kendra, Kenya: Kandra, Kenda, Kendrah, Kendrea, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrie, Kendrya, Kenndra, Kindra, Kyndra and Kyndria.

Creative forms:
(female) Keinia, Kinnia, ..

(male) Keid, Kekin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kenia Gisele (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kenia?

Kenia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3320 out of 4276, Top 78%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kenia was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #643 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #777. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Kena, Kenda, Kendra (#342 from recent data), Kenna (#676), Kenya (#892), Kindra and Kyndra are the popular alternative forms of Kenia (#777 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Kenia reached its peak 21 years ago (average #1272) and is somewhat less today (#1335, down 48%). Kendra is the clear favorite, though Kenia has gained in usage over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenia, Kena, Kenda, Kendra, Kenna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenya, Kindra, Kyndra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kenia is alike in pronunciation to Canna, Kani, Keana, Keanna, Keeana, Keena, Keiana, Kennia, Keona, Keonna, Kiana, Kiani, Kianna, Kina, Kiona, Kioni, Kionna, Konnie, Konny and Quenna. Other suggested similar names are Belia, Betia, Ceria, Dania, Decia, Delia, Denia, Femia, Fenia, Genia, Ginia, Helia, Henia, Ionia, Jinia, Junia, Kacia, Kaia, Kalia, Kecia, Keelia, Kefira, Keicia, Keira, Kelda, Kenina, Kenisha, Kennina, Kenza, Kenzy, Kera, Kerria, Kesha, Keshia, Kesia, Ketzia, Keva, Kevia, Kevina, Keyla, Kezia, Leia, Leonia, Melia, Pelia, Umnia, Vania, Veenia, Venia, Vinia, Xeenia, Xenia, Zeenia, Zelia and Zenia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kenia.

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