Its source is Cynwrig, a Welsh name meaning "Greatest champion."
The name Kenia ranked 892nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 3320th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Not only is the meaning of the source name disputed (some prefer ''high summit''), but the name may be derived from a number of alternate sources.
Among these are the Gaelic name Mac Eanraig (''son of Henry'') and the Old English names Ceneric (''keen power'') and Cyneric (''kingly power'').
It is also possible that this girl's name is not related to any of these male forms, but is simply a blending of the male name Kenneth and the female name Sandra.