[ 3 syll. ke-nyat-ta, ken-ya-tta ] The baby boy name Kenyatta is also used as a girl name, and more often so. Its pronunciation is KehNYEYTTaa- †. Kenyatta is an African, English, and Swahili name of African-Swahili origin. The name is of the meaning jewelry.
See also the related category swahili.
Kenyatta is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1975, 0.014% of baby boys were given the name Kenyatta. Its ranking then was #533. The baby name has since suffered a marked loss in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Out of all boy names in its group, Kenyatta was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. There were times from 1970 to 1977 when more boys than girls were named Kenyatta, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 1980, 62% more girls than boys were given the name Kenyatta.
Baby names that sound like Kenyatta include Kamanda, Kashinath, Kehinde, Kenadee, Kenadie, Kenidy, Kennadee, Kennadi, Kennadie, Kennady, Kennedee, Kennedey, Kennedi, Kennedy, Khamidi, Kimathey, Kimathi, Kimathie, Kimathy, and Kondowe.
† Pronunciation for Kenyatta: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"