Khanya

First Name
<100
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Khanya

User Submitted Origins

Xhosa-African
38%
African
31%
English
23%
Hebrew
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Khanya is of Xhosa-African origin and means "Be light".
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Khanya is of Unknown origin and means "Light".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Khanya means "Light" and is of Xhosa-African origin.
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Khanya is of African origin and means "Be light".
  • A user from South Africa says the name Khanya is of Xhosa-African origin and means "1.To bring light, a sense of direction. 2.Englighthen, also an answer to a call.".

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Notable Persons Named Khanya

Khanya Gwala is a sports team member for the University of Pretoria F.C.

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Fun Facts about the name Khanya

  • How Popular is the name Khanya? Khanya is the 55,916th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Khanya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Khanya in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Khanya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Khanya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Khanya is Thursday, November 28th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Khanya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Khanya was in 2006 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Khanya: Your name in reverse order is Aynahk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aknyha. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Khanya born Feb 19, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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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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