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What Does The Name Kenya Mean In English?

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Kenya is the name which befits a girl. The name is pronounced as KEEN-yah. The name has an African origin. The word Kenya means "the abode of Gods" in the native Kikuyu language. It is generally referred to as "the cradle of mankind." The word Kenya is a motherland and hence a feminine aura to it. Hence the name is conferred upon a female.

The name is given after the name of a country in the continent of Africa by the same name. Kenya has 2 variant forms: Kenia and Kenya. Kenya is an extremely popular female first name but a rarely used surname. It ranked 614th out of the top 1000 female names in the US, in the year 2005.
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The word Kenya was actually mi spelt by the European settlers who had come to Kenya to bring christianity and as they were discovering the country they came across Mt. Kenya but the locals around this area used to call the mountain Mount Kirinyaga as in where the first Adam and eve came from (religiously) , anyway, the white settlers couldn't pronounce the name "kirinyaga" so they said kenia - so the whole area was called kenia by the British settlers. Much later it was changed to a country - so the name basically means "a holy place", and if you are called Kenya, that means purity, holy and awesome like the country itself!
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In old English it means innocence
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It means unique in african culture and f.y.I.my name is kenya who ever thought it was an evil name they are wrong
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The name Kenya is actually a unisex name, the difference is in the emphasis on the "E" which makes it female. My name is Kenya and I am a male, Also In Ghana the name Kenya means Artist
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My name is Kenya.. It means Great African Goddess... Holy and Pure, I was given my name in 1973 when most of you were not even thought about..... Lol but it is a Blessing tohave a Name from the Mother Land..... Of our country.. Blessings...

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Hi mi name is kenya nd mi mom name is kenia nd sistahs names r kendra slemia  tamika keshia nae nd brothers name r irocc smurf kevin tim shawn keyshawn saleem what does those name stands 4?
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The word Kenya in English means cradle of mankind and is also a ladies name Kee nyah.
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It means pineapple and your also righ ke nyas are just a pain in the ass my friend is name kenya and we call e pineapple but shes also a pain in the but
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It is not pronounced Keen Yah its definitely Kenya. If someone would like their nameto be pronounced in that way they should add an "e", Keenya. But anyway my name is Kenya and I love it. However ima bit territorial about it, I hate when other people have my name. On the other hand, I love the meaning of it
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Kenya mean to me is that the name is smart loyal beautiful and fun and I know this ba=ecouse my name is Kenya
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How can a guys name b kenya it doesnt make sense my name is Kenya and I am a female and I have not met any one w my name I thought I was the only girl :( but I c even guys have my name :D

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