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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Kikuyu

Meaning & History

From kinyata, the name of a type of ornamental belt worn by the Maasai. This was the surname of the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta (1897-1978). He adopted the surname in his youth.