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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kam

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Kam
Crooked; awry.

Etymology: From Celtic; cf. Gael., Ir., & W. cam. Cf. Jamb (n.)

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Kam

Kam Chancellor is a football player. Kam was born on April 3rd, 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kam is also known as Chancellor and Kamerson Darnel.

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Kam Fong Chun was an honolulu police department officer, actor, honolulu police department, and honolulu police departmentofficer. He was most active from 1958 to 1997. Kam was given the name Kam Tong Chun on May 27th, 1918 in Kalihi. He passed away on October 18th, 2002.

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She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Kam was given the name Kam Erika Heskin on May 8th, 1973 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.

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Kam is a hip hop music, political hip hop, west coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and g-funk rapping. His ongoing career started in 1991. Kam was given the name Craig A. Miller on October 24th, 1970 in Watts, Los Angeles.

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Kam Woo-sung is an actor. He has been prominent since 1991. Kam was born on October 1st, 1970 in Okcheon County. Kam is also known as Gam Woo-sung, Gam Wu-seong, Kam Woo-seong, and Karm Woo-sung.

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Kam Lee is a death metal musician. Kam was given the name Barney Kamalani Lee on October 31st, 1966.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kam

Kam is a hip hop music, political hip hop, west coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and g-funk rapping. His ongoing career started in 1991. Kam was given the name Craig A. Miller on October 24th, 1970 in Watts, Los Angeles.

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Lo was born in 1933.

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His military service ended in 1945. Søren was born on November 2nd, 1921 in Copenhagen. He left this life on March 23rd, 2015.

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Sharon Kam is a musician. She plays Clarinet. Sharon was born on August 11th, 1971 in Israel.

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Genervie Kam is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Genervie was given the name Kam Shi Ling on May 24th, 1980.

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Michael was born on February 26th, 1992 in Auckland.

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How popular is the baby name Kam in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 5 0
1924 5 0 5
1952 5 0 5
1953 5 5 0
1955 8 8 0
1957 17 11 6
1958 14 6 8
1960 13 8 5
1961 7 7 0
1962 12 5 7
1963 17 12 5
1964 18 12 6
1965 18 11 7
1966 16 8 8
1967 9 9 0
1968 32 27 5
1969 22 8 14
1970 19 10 9
1971 5 5 0
1972 27 22 5
1973 33 23 10
1974 75 62 13
1975 52 35 17
1976 35 28 7
1977 24 17 7
1978 31 15 16
1979 25 9 16
1980 14 7 7
1981 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1984 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1988 8 0 8
1989 5 0 5
1990 8 0 8
1993 5 0 5
1994 9 0 9
1995 5 0 5
1997 9 0 9
1998 6 0 6
2003 8 0 8
2005 5 0 5
2006 10 0 10
2007 7 0 7
2008 7 0 7
2009 7 0 7
2010 10 0 10
2011 20 0 20
2012 26 0 26
2013 27 0 27
2014 40 0 40
2015 50 0 50
2016 57 0 57
2017 54 0 54

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Popularity of Kam as a first name

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Popularity of Kam as a last name

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Common last names for Kam

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Chan
  • Lau
  • Ng
  • Yee
  • Ho
  • Lam
  • Leung
  • Tam
  • Yuen
  • Chow
  • Chin
  • Louie
  • Lai

Common first names for Kam

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kam U.S.
  White 14.00% 64.26%
  African American 1.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 70.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 10.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kam

People with the last name Kam are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Kam

  • How Popular is the name Kam? Kam is the 10,687th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kam was the 8,749th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 983 babies born with the first name Kam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kam to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kam is Monday, October 4th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Kam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kam was in 1974 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Kam Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kam ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 5 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Kam: Your name in reverse order is Mak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,749 people with the last name Kam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kam as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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