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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kanya

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  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Kanya means "Pretty nice and charming girl" and is of Indonesian origin.
Other origins: Thai

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Wiktionary

From a Slavic language, compare Slovene kanja (“buzzard”), Polish kania (“kite”).

  1. kite (bird of prey)

Notable Persons Named Kanya

Kanya was born in London.

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Kanya Rattanapetch is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Kanya was born Kanya Rattanapetch on November 2nd, 1989 in Thailand. Kanya is also known as Loogtarn/Tarn.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kanya

Kálmán Kánya was an office holder. Kálmán was born on November 7th, 1869 in Sopron. He died on February 28th, 1945.

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Morita, was born on November 9th, 1846. He died on August 21st, 1897.

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Nathan Kanya is an athlete for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Nathan was born on October 16th, 1987 in Zaire.

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How popular is the baby name Kanya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 6 6 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 6 6 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 6 6 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 5 5 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 8 8 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 11 11 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 19 19 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 44 24 20
2005 39 39 0
2006 36 31 5
2007 46 46 0
2008 28 28 0
2009 19 19 0
2010 14 14 0
2011 13 13 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 5 5 0
2016 6 6 0
2017 7 7 0

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Popularity of Kanya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kanya U.S.
  White 76.16% 64.26%
  African American 7.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kanya

People with the last name Kanya are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kanya

  • How Popular is the name Kanya? Kanya is the 14,894th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kanya was the 104,156th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kanya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 579 babies born with the first name Kanya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kanya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kanya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kanya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kanya is Thursday, May 10th, 1934.
  • What year had the most people named Kanya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kanya was in 2007 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Kanya Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kanya is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Kanya: Your name in reverse order is Aynak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nyaka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kanya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 172 people with the last name Kanya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kanya? Kanya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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).
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