"second-born of twins or one who falls behind"

Kehinde Origin and Meaning

The name Kehinde is a boy's name of African, Nigerian, Yoruba origin meaning "second-born of twins or one who falls behind".

This African name, which derives from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, is used for both girls and boys -- but in the US, its most notable bearer is (male) artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley, who paints brown- and black-skinned people in the style of European Old Masters, was born in Los Angeles of an African-American mother and a Yoruba father and was also a twin, thus his name. An attractive and creative choice for either gender.

Famous People Named Kehinde

  • Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) American Painter