Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kymani

Ky-Mani is an East African name which means “adventurous traveler”. It also happens to be a name that iconic reggae artist Bob Marley gave to one of his sons. Although Ky-Mani Marley was born in Jamaica he relocated to Miami, Florida as a young boy. Eventually he made a name for himself as a musician in his own right and brought attention to his unique name. Reggae fans in America took notice of this unique name and started bestowing it on their sons with enough frequency to make the masculine naming charts in the United States. Although we’re not sure if American parents are adding the hyphen to Ky-Mani or simply spelling it Kymani.

All About the Baby Name – Kymani

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME KYMANI

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME KYMANI

We’re pretty certain it was Ky-Mani Marley’s reggae/hip-hop album “Radio” that influenced the sudden usage of his name in the United States. In October of 2007 “Radio” topped the Billboard Reggae Charts at #1 and then the name Kymani/Ky-Mani abruptly appeared on the U.S. naming charts in 2008. Coincidence? We don’t think so. Although Ky-Mani has grown from complete obscurity to mild familiarity, it’s mainly restricted to hard core reggae fans or African-Americans appreciative of the name’s East African roots. Although the name is unusual, the meaning (“adventurous traveler”) is one of the coolest we’ve seen to-date.

Quick Facts

ON KYMANI

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

837

PRONUNCIATION:

KIE’MA-nee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Adventurous traveler

Characteristics

OF KYMANI

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Kymani

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KYMANI

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Kymani

Popular Songs

ON KYMANI

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Kymani


Famous People

NAMED KYMANI

Ky-Mani Marley (reggae singer and son of Bob Marley)

Children of Famous People

NAMED KYMANI

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Kymani

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KYMANI

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kymani