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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. Ken-yat-ta  [key]

Meaning & History

Transferred use of the surname Kenyatta, meaning "a musician", according to Asante (1991). This was the surname of the first President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta (1894-1978; born Kamau wa Ngengi), who is considered the founding father of the African country (see also Kenya). It has been adopted as a given name by the African American community.
It can also be used as an elaboration of Kenya.
Added 1/13/2010 by anonymous
Edited 9/1/2018 by LMS and SeaHorse15

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