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Common Kalenjin Names and Their Meaning

Kalenjins usually names their kids depending on birth place, and type of that occurred by the time the kid was being sired. Their male names usually start with ki", while female names have "je", while there are others that starts with "Che" and can be given to any gender.

Below are the names of the Kalenjins with their hidden meanings;

Jebet and Kibet

When a woman gives birth in the afternoon, the boy will be Kibet and if it is a girl, her name will be Jebeth.

Kipkoech and Jepkoech

Kipkoech was a man born in the morning, while a woman born at the same time was named Jepkoech. Chepkoech can be given both gender.

Kipkemboi and Jepkemboi

When a woman gives birth at night and gives birth to a boy, she is called Kipkemboi and, likewise a girl, Jepkemboi. Any gender can be named Chepkemboi.

Kiprono and Jerono

Kiprono is a male name that a boy gets when he is born, when the goats are brought home in the evening, likewise to Jerono.

Kiptoo and Jeptoo

Kiptoo named the man, which means the baby was born when guests were nearby, the same with Jeptoo.

Kiptanui and Jeptanui

If a child is born and does not cry, breathe or faint at birth, it's called Kiptanui for men and Jeptanui for women. But still a couple can call both gender Cheptanui in the same incident.

Kipngetich and Jepngetich

This means that they were born when the cows were brought to pasture after breakfast. Chepngetich is a unisex name suitable for both women and men.

Kipchirchir and Jepchirchir

This are the type of babies given birth after the woman experienced just a short labour pain.

Kipngeno and Jepngeno

Kipngeno for males for males and Jepngeno for females born when goats are awake in the morning.


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