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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Kanji

  • How many people with the first name Kanji have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Kanji in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kanji? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kanji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kanji is Tuesday, May 25th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Kanji born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kanji was in 1924 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Kanji Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kanji is not a popular baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Kanji: Your name in reverse order is Ijnak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iajnk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanji? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 315 people with the last name Kanji.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanji? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kanji as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Kanji as a first name

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Popularity of Kanji as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanji U.S.
  White 4.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanji

People with the last name Kanji are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kanji" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kanji as well as things modernly associated with the name Kanji such as celebrities named Kanji.

Borrowing from Japanese 漢字 (kanji, “Chinese characters”), from Middle Chinese (xàn, “Han dynasty, China”) + (dzì, “[written] character”) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 汉字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự).

  1. Any of the Chinese characters as used in the Japanese language.

kanji was also found in the following language(s): French, Japanese, Lojban, Malay, and Portuguese

Other Inspirations for the Name Kanji

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What does the name Kanji mean?

Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

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