Kami

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9k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kami

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ka"mi
A title given to the celestial gods of the first mythical dynasty of Japan and extended to the demigods of the second dynasty, and then to the long line of spiritual princes still represented by the mikado.

Etymology: Japanese, god

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
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  1. A Bantu language of Tanzania.
  2. A Niger-Congo language of Nigeria.
  3. An ethnic and linguistic group in Morogoro Region, Tanzania.

Notable Persons Named Kami

Kami Cotler is an actress and educator. She was most active from 1971 to 2011. Kami was born on June 17th, 1965 in Long Beach, California.

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Kami was a progressive rock, art rock, gothic rock, and punk rock musician. His career lasted from 1989 to 1999. Kami was given the name 神村右狂 on February 1st, 1972 in Ibaraki, Ibaraki. Kami is also known as Kami. He left this life on June 21st, 1999.

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Kami Garcia is a children's fantasy, science fiction, adventure novels, children's literature, and adventure fiction novelist. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Kami was given the name Kami Marin on March 25th, 1972 in Washington, D.C.

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Kami was born on July 21st, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, U.S. Kami is also known as Craig and Kameryn.

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Kami was born on February 8th, 1980.

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Kami was born on May 26th, 1965.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kami

Kami was a progressive rock, art rock, gothic rock, and punk rock musician. His career lasted from 1989 to 1999. Kami was given the name 神村右狂 on February 1st, 1972 in Ibaraki, Ibaraki. Kami is also known as Kami. He left this life on June 21st, 1999.

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Sompal was born on February 2nd, 1996 in Turang-8, Salyara, Gulmi, Nepal.

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Tomoko Kami is a Member of the House of Councillors. She has been prominent since 2001. Tomoko was born on January 13th, 1955 in Sapporo.

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Geire Kami is an actor, writer, and radio presenter. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Geire was given the name Geire Marrianne Pinnock on March 3rd, 1974.

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Hisao Kami is a soccer player for the Nippon Steel Yawata SC and Japan national football team. Hisao was born on June 28th, 1941 in Hiroshima.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 7 7 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 22 22 0
1960 28 28 0
1961 26 26 0
1962 58 58 0
1963 84 84 0
1964 57 57 0
1965 69 69 0
1966 68 68 0
1967 159 159 0
1968 115 115 0
1969 183 183 0
1970 131 131 0
1971 116 116 0
1972 302 302 0
1973 263 263 0
1974 276 276 0
1975 284 284 0
1976 262 262 0
1977 266 266 0
1978 244 244 0
1979 294 294 0
1980 307 307 0
1981 273 273 0
1982 218 218 0
1983 208 208 0
1984 181 181 0
1985 189 189 0
1986 170 170 0
1987 160 160 0
1988 177 177 0
1989 144 144 0
1990 164 164 0
1991 146 146 0
1992 151 151 0
1993 141 141 0
1994 131 131 0
1995 121 121 0
1996 98 98 0
1997 111 111 0
1998 113 113 0
1999 124 124 0
2000 103 103 0
2001 109 109 0
2002 103 103 0
2003 125 125 0
2004 135 130 5
2005 120 120 0
2006 154 149 5
2007 137 132 5
2008 141 141 0
2009 153 153 0
2010 128 123 5
2011 86 86 0
2012 86 86 0
2013 66 61 5
2014 71 71 0
2015 61 61 0
2016 52 52 0
2017 58 53 5

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Popularity of Kami as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kami U.S.
  White 14.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 74.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kami

People with the last name Kami are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kami

  • How Popular is the name Kami? Kami is the 2,763rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kami was the 65,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,543 babies born with the first name Kami in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kami to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kami? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kami first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kami is Saturday, April 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Kami born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kami was in 1980 with a total of 307 babies.
  • Random Kami Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kami is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 17 babies in California have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Kami: Your name in reverse order is Imak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kami? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 302 people with the last name Kami.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kami? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kami as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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