First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Karanja mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Karanja

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  • A submission from Kenya says the name Karanja means "He who inspires with awe" and is of African origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Karanja

Karanja Mack is a soccer player for the Antigua Barracuda FC, SAP FC, Antigua, and Barbuda national football team. Karanja was born on August 24th, 1987 in Antigua and Barbuda.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Karanja

He holds the title USCF National Master. Kangugi was born Kangugi wa Karanja on November 23rd, 1973.


Tabitha Karanja is a businessperson, entrepreneurship, business magnate, businesswoman, and entrepreneur&industrialist. She holds the title Keroche Breweries and Chief Executive Officer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 1997. Tabitha was born on August 29th, 1964 in Kenya. Tabitha is also known as Mukama Muigai.


Josephat Karanja was a Vice-President of Kenya. Josephat was given the name Josephat Njuguna Karanja on February 5th, 1931. He passed away on February 28th, 1994.


Sokoni was born on January 7th, 1940.


Francis was born on April 6th, 1975.



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International Interest for Karanja

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Karanja as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karanja U.S.
  White 3.60% 64.26%
  African American 93.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karanja

People with the last name Karanja are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Karanja

  • How Popular is the name Karanja? Karanja is the 67,487th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karanja was the 32,960th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karanja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Karanja in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karanja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Karanja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karanja was in 1972 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Karanja: Your name in reverse order is Ajnarak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jnaarka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karanja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 695 people with the last name Karanja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karanja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karanja as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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