First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Kanwal

Play Accuracy Source
Automated Male (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
Automated Female (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Kanwal?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kanwal mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kanwal

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Japan, the name Kanwal is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Waterlily".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Kanwal means "Lotus Flower".
Search for more names by meaning.

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Kanwal to us below

International Interest

Notable Persons Named Kanwal

Kanwal was born in Punjab, Pakistan.



Kanwal Rekhi is a managing director at inventus capital partners, inventus capital partners, and managing director atinventus capital partners. He was most active from 1982 to present. Kanwal was born Kanwal Rekhi in Rawalpindi.


Kanwal Bharti is a writer and columnist. Kanwal was born on February 4th, 1953 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.


Kanwal Ziai was a poet. Kanwal was given the name Hardayal Singh Datta on March 15th, 1927 in Sialkot, Punjab, British India,. Kanwal is also known as Hardayal Singh Dutta. He left this life on October 27th, 2012.


Kanwal was born in 1938.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanwal

Rahul Kanwal is a news presenter and news anchor. Rahul was born in Patna.


Pooja Kanwal is an actor, anchor, and actress. Pooja is also known as Pooja kanwal Mahtani.


She has been prominent since 1987. Anita was born on April 9th, 1954 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Sadaf Kanwal is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Sadaf was born Sadaf Kanwal in 1993 in Karachi.


Toor was born in 25. Toor is also known as Baby.


Where is the name Kanwal popular?

International Interest for Kanwal

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

Longer bars in the bar graph indicate that people in the country are more interested in the name. Not all countries that have shown an interest in the name are listed in the bar graph.

United States
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanwal U.S.
  White 3.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanwal

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Kanwal

  • How Popular is the name Kanwal? Kanwal is the 50,726th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kanwal was the 83,541st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kanwal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40 babies born with the first name Kanwal in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kanwal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kanwal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kanwal is Thursday, December 18th, 1924.
  • What year had the most people named Kanwal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kanwal was in 1994 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Kanwal Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kanwal is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Kanwal: Your name in reverse order is Lawnak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laawkn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanwal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 225 people with the last name Kanwal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanwal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kanwal as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Kanwals Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Kanwal

Name poster for Kanwal(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.