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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kanu mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kanu

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Kanu means "God of justice" and is of African origin.
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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

N is for nice, need I say more?

U is for useful, always to others.

Notable Persons Named Kanu

Kanu was born in 1932. He died on March 23rd, 2010.

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Kanu is a soccer player for the FC Terek Grozny, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, Clube Atlético Juventus, R.S.C. Anderlecht, and Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Kanu was born on September 23rd, 1987 in Salvador, Bahia. Kanu is also known as Rubenilson dos Santos da Rocha.

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Kanu Behl is a director, writer, and film director. Kanu was born on June 13th, 1980 in Kapurthala, Punjab, India.

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Kanu was born in 1917. He left this life on February 20th, 1986.

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Kanu was born on June 20th, 1905 in Jodhpur. Kanu is also known as Kanailal Bandyopadhyay. He breathed his last breath on January 27th, 1983.

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Kanu Roy was a music director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1983. He passed away on December 20th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu is a soccer player for the Heartland F.C., AFC Ajax, Inter Milan, Arsenal F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, Nigeria national under-23 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Nwankwo was born on August 1st, 1976 in Owerri, Nigeria.

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Nnamdi Kanu is an activist and radio director. Nnamdi was given the name Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Kenny Okwu Kanu in 1970 in Isiama Afara, Abia State.

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Kanu is a soccer player for the FC Terek Grozny, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, Clube Atlético Juventus, R.S.C. Anderlecht, and Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Kanu was born on September 23rd, 1987 in Salvador, Bahia. Kanu is also known as Rubenilson dos Santos da Rocha.

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Chris Kanu is a soccer player for the Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt), AFC Ajax, Inter Milan, FC Lugano, Deportivo Alavés, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Oss, Peterborough United F.C., Wingate & Finchley F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Chris was born on December 4th, 1979 in Owerri.

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Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu is a Military Governor of Imo State, Military Governor of Lagos State, MilitaryGovernor of Imo State, and MilitaryGovernor of Lagos State. Ndubuisi was born in 1943.

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Mohamed Kanu is a soccer player for the Freetown City F.C., Mighty Blackpool F.C., SC Eendracht Aalst, F.C. Verbroedering Dender Eendracht Hekelgem, K.V. Oostende, K.S.K. Beveren, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., and Sierra Leone national football team. Mohamed was born on July 5th, 1968 in Freetown.

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Popularity of Kanu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanu U.S.
  White 2.15% 64.26%
  African American 93.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanu

People with the last name Kanu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kanu

  • How Popular is the name Kanu? As a last name Kanu was the 23,675th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kanu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kanu is Tuesday, September 6th, 1927.
  • How unique is the name Kanu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kanu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kanu: Your name in reverse order is Unak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aunk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,070 people with the last name Kanu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kanu as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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