Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KEHN-yə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1960s.

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Entry updated April 16, 2019