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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kem

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindness, you always show.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Notable Persons Named Kem

Kem is a musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kem was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Kem Nunn is a fiction writer. Kem was born in 1948.

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Kem was born on December 16th, 1984 in Maha Sarakham.

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Kem Sokha is a for Kandal, First Vice President of the National Assembly, Member of Parliament, forKandal, List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Cambodia, and Parliament of Cambodia. Kem was born on June 27th, 1953 in Tram Kak, Takéo, Cambodia.

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Kem was born in 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kem

Kem is a musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Kem was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

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James P. Kem was an office holder. James was given the name James Preston Kem on April 2nd, 1890 in Macon, Missouri. He passed away on February 24th, 1965.

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Doo was born on November 27th, 1996.

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Richard was born on August 9th, 1934 in Richmond, Indiana.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 6 0 6
1946 7 0 7
1947 13 0 13
1948 10 0 10
1949 9 0 9
1950 9 0 9
1951 14 0 14
1952 21 5 16
1953 19 0 19
1954 38 13 25
1955 46 14 32
1956 85 20 65
1957 75 24 51
1958 65 21 44
1959 61 27 34
1960 47 21 26
1961 53 16 37
1962 55 31 24
1963 47 17 30
1964 51 24 27
1965 45 20 25
1966 31 18 13
1967 24 8 16
1968 29 10 19
1969 20 10 10
1970 21 11 10
1971 22 12 10
1972 11 0 11
1973 14 14 0
1974 8 0 8
1975 7 7 0
1976 10 5 5
1977 10 5 5
1978 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 6 0 6
1986 6 0 6
1989 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
1994 5 0 5
2005 6 0 6

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Popularity of Kem as a first name

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Popularity of Kem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kem U.S.
  White 40.05% 64.26%
  African American 2.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 52.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kem

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kem

  • How Popular is the name Kem? Kem is the 10,348th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kem was the 30,250th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,033 babies born with the first name Kem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kem to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kem is Friday, January 22nd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Kem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kem was in 1956 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Kem Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kem is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Kem: Your name in reverse order is Mek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 774 people with the last name Kem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kem as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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