First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kanak

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  • A user from India says the name Kanak is of Hindi origin and means "Gold".
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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for appreciative, of all you have

N is for narrator, tell many stories

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

Notable Persons Named Kanak

Konnie Huq is a presenter and television presenter. She has been prominent since 1994. Konnie was given the name Kanak Asha Huq on July 17th, 1975 in Hammersmith, London, England.


Kanak was born on June 11th, 1937.


Kanak Chanpa Chakma is an artist. Kanak was born on May 6th, 1963 in Rangamati Hill Tract, East Pakistan.


Kanak was born in 1921. She breathed her last breath in 1995.


Kanak was born on April 14th, 1957.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanak

Donald P. Kanak is a businessperson.


Kaan Kanak is a soccer player for the Eskişehirspor, MKE Ankaragücü, Polatlı Bugsaşspor, Hatayspor, and İnegölspor. Kaan was born on October 6th, 1990 in Yozgat, Turkey.


Katharine M. Kanak is a in the field of meteorology.


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Popularity of Kanak as a last name

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Common first names for Kanak

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanak U.S.
  White 95.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanak

People with the last name Kanak are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kanak

  • How Popular is the name Kanak? As a last name Kanak was the 50,771st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kanak first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kanak is Saturday, March 20th, 1926.
  • How unique is the name Kanak? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kanak. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kanak: Your name in reverse order is Kanak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kakan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanak? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 411 people with the last name Kanak.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanak? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kanak as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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).
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