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Origin and Meaning of Kino

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  • A submission from Ghana says the name Kino means "Wandering soul" and is of Japanese origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Kino is of Japanese origin and means "Wandering Soul".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ki"no
The dark red dried juice of certain plants, used variously in tanning, in dyeing, and as an astringent in medicine.

Note: ☞ The chief supply is from an East Indian leguminous tree, the Pterocarpus Marsupium. Other sources are the African Pterocarpus erinaceus, the tropical American sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera), and several Australian Eucalypti. See Botany bay kino, under Botany bay Gum butea, under Gum, and Eucalyptus.

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  1. East Indian tree yielding a resin or extract often used medicinally and in e.g. tanning
  2. A gum obtained from various tropical plants; used as an astringent and in tanning

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kino

Eusebio Francisco Kino was a priest, missionary, explorer, priesthood (catholic church), and exploration. Eusebio was given the name Eusebius Chinus (or Chini) on August 10th, 1645 in Segno, Bishopric of Trent,. He left this life on March 15th, 1711.


Leo de Castro is a musician. He was most prominent from 1968 to 1995. Leo was given the name Kiwi Leo de Castro Kino in King Country, North Island, New Zealand.



Nanami was born on December 2nd, 1955.


Kazuyoshi was born in 1922. He breathed his last breath in 2013.


Vaine was born in Cook Islands.


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Popularity of Kino as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kino U.S.
  White 38.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kino

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kino

  • How Popular is the name Kino? Kino is the 26,662nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kino was the 74,608th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kino have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 203 babies born with the first name Kino in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kino 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 Kino? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kino first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kino is Wednesday, July 5th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Kino born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kino was in 1975 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kino: Your name in reverse order is Onik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Okni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kino? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 259 people with the last name Kino.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kino? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kino as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.