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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kanwar

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for adorable, how precious

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

W is for work, for which you strive to accomplish

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for rock star, let it out!

Notable Persons Named Kanwar

Kanwar Pal Gill is an author, editor, president of the icm, and editor-in-chief. Kanwar was born in 1934 in Ludhiana, Punjab.


Kanwar Arsalan is an actor, model (people), and model. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kanwar was born Kanwar Arsalan on May 22nd, 1989 in Karachi.


Kanwar was born in 1899. Kanwar is also known as Kanwar Sen. He passed away in 1979.


Kanwar was born on August 5th, 1910 in India. He died on May 8th, 2007.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanwar

Roop was born in 1969. She died on September 4th, 1987.


Raj Kanwar was a director, producer, and screenwriter. Raj was born in 1961 in India. He left this life on February 3rd, 2012.


Anita Kanwar is an actor. She was most active from 1982 to present.


Shruti Kanwar is an actor.


Karan Raj Kanwar is a producer, editor-in-chief, and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Karan was born as the child of Raj Kanwar on December 9th, 1991 in Delhi, India. Karan is also known as Karan Kanwar.


Amar was born in 1964 in New Delhi.


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Popularity of Kanwar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanwar U.S.
  White 3.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanwar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kanwar

  • How Popular is the name Kanwar? As a last name Kanwar was the 75,069th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kanwar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kanwar is Saturday, April 12th, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Kanwar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kanwar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kanwar: Your name in reverse order is Rawnak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aawrnk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanwar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 257 people with the last name Kanwar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanwar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kanwar as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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