Kenya Dog Names

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Introduction

Officially known as the Republic of Kenya, Kenya is a country in Africa and one of the founding members of the East African Community (EAC). The territory of the country is large and diverse and is home to around 48 million people. On the Indian Ocean coastline, the climate is warm and humid while it is cooler in the savannah grasslands around Nairobi and closer to Mount Kenya. In the western part of the country, the climate is hot and dry. The country is home to wildlife preserves and national parks, as well as beaches and world heritage sites. Kenya’s economy is the largest in east and central Africa by gross domestic product. With the diversity that Kenya offers, it is not surprising that the country offers a myriad of name possibilities for your new pooch. 

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Kenya Dog Name Considerations

Having a hard time deciding on a name for your dog? You are not alone if you are struggling. This likely feels like a big decision since you will be calling your pup’s name for years to come. You want to be sure that you like the name and feel that it suits your special friend. You may also be seeking something unique, that you don’t hear every day. If that is the case, take a look at Kenya. The country offers a vast amount of diversity, which means you can find a myriad of naming possibilities from which to choose.  

You may also look to Kenya for a name if the country has meaning to you or if something about your pup reminds you of the country. Kenya is home to many middle and long-distance runners; if your dog loves to run, Kenya may be a good place to turn to find a name that is a fit. No matter what has led you to look to Kenya for a name for your new canine pal, you will soon see that the country has a myriad of options.

Male Kenya Dog Names

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Embu
A town that is 75 miles northeast of Nairobi5 miles northeast of Nairobi
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Dadaab
A semi-arid town in Kenya
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Gede
A village on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya
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Isiolo
A town in the Upper-Eastern sub region of Kenya
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Tsavo
For Tsavo National Park
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Mak
For Makindu, a town in the southeastern part of Kenya
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Mutomo
A semi-arid settlement in Kenya
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Kericho
A town in Kenya located in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley
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Lamu
A small town on Lamu Island
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Weaver
For the Masked Weaver, a bird seen frequently in Kenya
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Watamu
A small town on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya
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Nile
The Nile River is a major river in northeastern Africa
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Njoro
The Njoro River is a stream that flows into Lake Nakuru
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Kerio
The Kerio River is a river that flows into Lake Turkana
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Elgon
Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano
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Uhuru
For Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya
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Sidede
For Sidede Onyulo, a Kenyan actor
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Wanuri
For Wanuri Kahiu, a Kenyan film director
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Mtelo
Mount Mtelo is Kenya’s fifth highest mountain
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Rotundu
A flat peak on the side of Mount Kenya
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Tortilis
For the Tortilis Safari Camp
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Naftali
For Naftali Temu, Kenya’s first Olympic gold medalist
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Bernard
For Bernard Lagat, a middle and long-distance runner
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Aberdare
For Aberdare National Park
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Sheldrick
For David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Kiambethu
For Kiambethu Farm
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Longonot
For Mount Longonot National Park
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Iten
The town in Kenya where the best distance runners train
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Kitum
For the salty cave that was excavated by elephants
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Oscar
For the Kenyan dog that walks his human friends to and from school

Female Kenya Dog Names

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Baragoi
A market town in Kenya
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Kenya
For the country
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Bungoma
A town in western Kenya
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Busia
A town in Kenya on the border of Uganda
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Kakuma
A town in the northwestern part of Kenya
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Emali
A town in the southern part of Kenya
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Garissa
A town in Kenya that is just north of a giraffe sanctuary
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Hola
A small town on the Tana River
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Malindi
A town on Malindi Bay
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Namanga
A town divided by the Kenya-Tanzania border
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Nairobi
Kenya’s capital and largest city
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Naivasha
A market town that is northwest of Nairobi
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Keroka
A small town in the Nyanza Province of Kenya
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Victoria
Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes
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Nzoia
A river in Kenya that is 160 miles long
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Kathita
A river in eastern Kenya
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Mara
The Mara River is a river in the Mara region of Kenya
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Tana
Tana River is Kenya’s longest river
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Ruma
For Ruma National Park
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Ajuma
For Ajuma Nasenyana, a model from Kenya
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Saba
For Saba Douglas-Hamilton, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist
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Wangari
For Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist
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Pamela
For Pamela Jelimo, a Kenyan middle distance runner
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Shimba
For Shimba Hills National Reserve
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Meja
For Meja Mwangi, one of Kenya’s leading novelists
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Kenyatta
For Kenyatta University
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Diani
For Diani Beach in Kenya
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Kinyei
For Ol Kinyei Conservancy
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Taita
For Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kitengela
Where you can see glass sculptures in the desert of Kenya

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