Kenya Name Meaning

A beautiful African name that’s also a country, Kenya means “striped one.” She’s easy to say and pronounce as well as gentle on the ear, making her a favorite around the world. She’s soft and serene, wearing well on a sweet little girl who loves all things dainty. At the same time, she has a fashionable side, which makes her an excellent choice for a grown woman on the go.

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Kenya Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kenya? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 2,101 5 0.0003%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 2,418 5 0.0003%
1964 1,446 23 0.0013%
1965 1,475 20 0.0012%
1966 1,379 24 0.0015%
1967 1,141 41 0.0027%
1968 843 94 0.0063%
1969 664 177 0.0115%
1970 531 312 0.0196%
1971 480 362 0.0241%
1972 377 528 0.0388%
1973 273 870 0.0671%
1974 293 786 0.0605%
1975 272 850 0.0661%
1976 314 686 0.0532%
1977 335 666 0.0494%
1978 358 560 0.0417%
1979 357 605 0.0429%
1980 410 504 0.0345%
1981 486 385 0.0262%
1982 490 368 0.0246%
1983 484 366 0.0248%
1984 571 278 0.0187%
1985 600 274 0.0181%
1986 700 207 0.0137%
1987 695 216 0.0142%
1988 660 248 0.0159%
1989 594 320 0.0198%
1990 580 352 0.0212%
1991 620 316 0.0194%
1992 496 451 0.0283%
1993 371 655 0.042%
1994 373 659 0.0429%
1995 393 632 0.0419%
1996 423 565 0.0377%
1997 530 406 0.0275%
1998 526 444 0.0297%
1999 543 420 0.028%
2000 508 485 0.0317%
2001 547 437 0.029%
2002 543 457 0.0305%
2003 571 445 0.0293%
2004 617 400 0.0262%
2005 586 439 0.0287%
2006 510 557 0.0356%
2007 524 558 0.0354%
2008 517 548 0.0355%
2009 606 450 0.0301%
2010 693 358 0.0248%
2011 785 288 0.0202%
2012 520 530 0.0372%
2013 583 435 0.0306%
2014 670 362 0.0248%
2015 855 256 0.0176%
2016 813 281 0.0195%
2017 885 225 0.0161%
2018 1,015 167 0.0122%
2019 963 185 0.0137%

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Names Like Kenya

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What names are variants of Kenya?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kenya.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kenia

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kennya

What names sound like Kenya?

If you like how Kenya sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kenya.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Genya

Maiden

Latin

Kena

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kendal

The Kent river valley

English

Kenna

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish


What names are similar to Kenya?

Find a name that’s like Kenya, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Afia

Born on Friday

African

Amali

Hope

African

Asabi

One of Select Birth

African

Jira

Related by Blood

African

Nala

Successful

African

Nia

Lustrous; goal, purpose

African

Rahma

Compassion

African

Safiyah

Friend; pure

African

Taraji

Hope, Faith

African

Xolani

Please Forgive

African


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