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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kalonji

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Kalonji is of African origin and means "The seeds of the plant".
  • A submission from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Kalonji means "Royal son of Ethiopia" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Swahili and Japanese-Miya Latin-ana

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From Hindi कलौंजी (kalauṃjī) or कलोंजी (kaloṃjī), Urdu كلونجى (kaloṃjī)

  1. The seeds of the plant Nigella sativa used as a spice.

Notable Persons Named Kalonji

Kalonji Kashama is a football player for the Ottawa Redblacks. Kalonji was born on July 5th, 1991 in Brampton.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kalonji

Albert Kalonji was a Head of State of South Kasai, Head of State ofSouth Kasai, (first as President, and later as Mulopwe). Albert was born on June 6th, 1929 in Hemptinne , Belgian Congo. He passed away on April 20th, 2015.


Nansha Kalonji is a soccer player for the Ramapo College, Central Jersey Riptide, New York Red Bulls, and Carolina Dynamo. Nansha was born on February 16th, 1973 in Brussels, Belgium.


Marcel Kalonji is a sports team member for the AFC Compiègne.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kalonji U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 88.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kalonji

People with the last name Kalonji are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kalonji

  • How Popular is the name Kalonji? Kalonji is the 31,315th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kalonji was the 148,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kalonji have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 145 babies born with the first name Kalonji in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kalonji to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kalonji? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kalonji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kalonji is Monday, April 21st, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Kalonji born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kalonji was in 1975 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kalonji: Your name in reverse order is Ijnolak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lainjko. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kalonji? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111 people with the last name Kalonji.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kalonji? Kalonji is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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