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Popularity
25k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kenya

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Animal Horn
  • #1454 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Kenya" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 5 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 14 14 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 19 19 0
1959 19 19 0
1960 19 19 0
1961 18 18 0
1962 29 29 0
1963 32 32 0
1964 70 57 13
1965 55 49 6
1966 74 66 8
1967 89 77 12
1968 142 125 17
1969 265 219 46
1970 403 336 67
1971 456 397 59
1972 660 556 104
1973 1,039 894 145
1974 943 812 131
1975 992 863 129
1976 820 714 106
1977 831 712 119
1978 716 588 128
1979 701 630 71
1980 579 520 59
1981 474 417 57
1982 454 411 43
1983 422 389 33
1984 335 313 22
1985 310 291 19
1986 258 238 20
1987 266 251 15
1988 281 263 18
1989 380 349 31
1990 400 366 34
1991 401 366 35
1992 507 473 34
1993 722 682 40
1994 718 680 38
1995 698 674 24
1996 633 599 34
1997 475 452 23
1998 519 471 48
1999 487 456 31
2000 552 524 28
2001 497 466 31
2002 527 494 33
2003 490 475 15
2004 459 432 27
2005 488 465 23
2006 596 576 20
2007 598 585 13
2008 584 570 14
2009 488 477 11
2010 408 394 14
2011 344 334 10
2012 583 568 15
2013 478 468 10
2014 404 398 6

Want to know about the populiarty of Kenya? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,258 babies born with the name Kenya in the United States. That's more than enough Kenyas to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kenya" was in 1973 with a total of 894 babies.

According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kenya" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 40 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of 992 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Kenya popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kenya in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kenya" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kenya as well as things modernly associated with the name Kenya such as celebrities named Kenya.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Kenya

The name "Kenya" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Animal Horn". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Aynek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Naeky". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kenya born Dec 6, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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