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Origin and Meaning of Kanen

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  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Kanen is of Native American origin and means "Leader of the tribe".
Other origins: Arabic and Urdu,Indian

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Fun Facts about the name Kanen

  • How Popular is the name Kanen? Kanen is the 18,716th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kanen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 395 babies born with the first name Kanen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kanen 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 Kanen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kanen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kanen is Tuesday, September 16th, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Kanen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kanen was in 2016 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Kanen Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kanen is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Kanen: Your name in reverse order is Nenak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaknn. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kanen born Aug 9, 1950

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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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).