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<100
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315
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in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Kanji

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Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons With the Name Kanji

Kanji Ishiwara is a ritsumeikan university. His military service ended in 1941.

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Kanji Tsuda is an actor. Kanji was born on August 27th, 1965 in Fukui, Fukui.

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Kanji Swami was an influential somebody. Kanji was born on April 21st, 1890 in Umrala, Bhavnagar State, British India. He passed away on November 28th, 1980.

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Kanji Morarji Rathor was an important individual. Kanji was born in 1913 in Khedoi. Kanji is also known as Kanzi Bhai Morarji Rathore. He passed away in 1989.

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Kanji Akagi is a leading somebody. Kanji was born on April 3rd, 1933.

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Kanji Suzumori is a leading human. Kanji was born in 1974.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanji

Wakanohana Kanji was an important human. Wakanohana was born on March 16th, 1928 in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. He died on September 1st, 2010.

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Sareena Kanji is an athlete for the Sirens of Soccer.

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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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Fun Facts about the name Kanji

  • How Popular is the name Kanji? Kanji is the 77,668th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kanji was the 63,373rd most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 Jiank. 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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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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.