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What does Kenya mean?

Kenya Pronunciation of Kenya as a girls' name is pronounced KEEN-yah. It is of African origin. Place name of the country used as a given name.



VARIANTS Kenia, Kennya

(female) Kinya, ..

(male) Kene, ..

Kenya Emmy (K.E.), ..

How popular is Kenya?

Kenya is a very popular first name for women (#824 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kenya was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #352 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #861. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kenia (#648 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) is the only other popular related form of Kenya (#861). Adoption of these forms of Kenya was common in 2012 and is almost as conventional today. Kenya is the all-time favorite, though Kenia is currently the more favored form.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kenya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kenya is pronounced similarly to Canna, Kani, Keana, Keanna, Keeana, Keena, Keiana, Kena, Keni, Kenna, Kennah, Kennia, Keona, Keonna, Kiana, Kianna, Kina, Kinna, Kiona, Kionna, Konny and Quenna. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aanya, Aenya, Anya, Delya, Ennya, Enya, Fanya, Fenya, Gelya, Genaya, Genya, Ginya, Hedya, Inya, Kaeya, Katya, Kaya, Keara, Kecia, Keeva, Keiba, Keira, Kelda, Kenda, Kendra, Kendrya (see Kendra), Kendyl, Kenza, Kera, Kerra, Kesha, Keva, Kevyn, Kezia, Leeya, Lenya, Lesya, Lexya, Leya, Manya, Meya, Nevya, Ogenya, Olenya, Panya, Reya, Sonya, Tanya, Vanya, Veenya, Vinya, Zenya and Zinya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kenya.