Kenyan name and gender database

The Kenyan database contains 5.041 first names categorized by gender and 6.920 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Kenya and gives background information about the database.

is very poor organised and has no open data initiatives. Countries like Kenya have probably have a low quality first name, last name and gender database. Unfortunately we didn't receive an official Kenyan name and gender database. The 5.041 first names we detected in Kenyan are based on official first names from other countries. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 21.310 public profiles that we found in Kenyan open data sources.

Popular Kenyan first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
John 246 1.6% American British Canadian
David 243 1.6% American British Spanish
Peter 240 1.5% British American Dutch
Kevin 189 1.2% American British Canadian
George 184 1.2% American British Greek
Dennis 183 1.2% American German Dutch
Brian 177 1.1% American British Canadian
James 174 1.1% British American Australian
Michael 173 1.1% American British German
Joseph 170 1.1% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 21.310 Kenyan profiles from which 15.492 (73%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Kenyan first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mary 70 1.2% American British Irish
Mercy 67 1.2% American Nigerian British
Grace 61 1.0% American British Australian
Anne 55 0.9% American British French
Faith 53 0.9% American British Nigerian
Jane 48 0.8% British American Canadian
Esther 45 0.8% Dutch American Spanish
Maureen 43 0.7% American British Canadian
Hillary 40 0.7% American Canadian British
Maina 38 0.7% French Brazilian Mahoran
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 21.310 Kenyan profiles from which 5.818 (27%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Kenyan last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Mwangi 372 1.7% American British Canadian
Otieno 237 1.1% American British Canadian
Maina 227 1.1% American British Canadian
Kamau 179 0.8% American British Canadian
Omondi 152 0.7% American British Canadian
Kariuki 150 0.7% American British Canadian
Ochieng 147 0.7% American British Canadian
Juma 145 0.7% American British Canadian
Odhiambo 141 0.7% American British Canadian
Kimani 133 0.6% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 21.310 Kenyan profiles having 6.920 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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