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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 Kien mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kien

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Kien means "Determined" and is of Vietnamese origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Kien is of Vietnamese origin and means "Consistently".

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Notable Persons Named Kien

Kien was born on September 18th, 1985 in Ipoh.


Kiến Phúc was royalty. He holds the title Emperor of Vietnam. His most notable accomplishments were from 1883 to 1883. Kiến was born on February 12th, 1869. He died on July 31st, 1884.


Kien Pham is an executive chairman, red square vietnam, vice chairman, vietnamnet media group, chairman, and the vietnam foundation. Kien was born on March 1st, 1958 in Ho Chi Minh City.


Kien was born in 1967.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kien

Shih Kien is an artist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1995.


Peter was born on January 1st, 1919. He passed away in 1944.


Phung was born in 1901. He passed away in 1941.


Nguyễn was born in 1939.


Trần Kiên is an athlete for the Kienlongbank Kiên Giang F.C.


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Popularity of Kien as a last name

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Common last names for Kien

  • Tran
  • Huynh
  • Lam
  • Ly
  • Dang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kien U.S.
  White 24.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 68.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kien

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kien

  • How Popular is the name Kien? Kien is the 18,792nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kien was the 37,180th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kien have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 392 babies born with the first name Kien in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kien 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 Kien? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kien first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kien is Friday, March 16th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Kien born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kien was in 2004 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Kien Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kien is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Kien: Your name in reverse order is Neik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kien? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 600 people with the last name Kien.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kien? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kien as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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