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Origin and Meaning of Kono

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

O is for original, one of a kind!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

Notable Persons Named Kono

Kōno Hironaka''' was a politician and cabinet minister. Kōno was born on August 24th, 1849 in Mutsu Province, Japan. They died on December 29th, 1923.


Kōno Togama was a politician and cabinet minister. Kōno was born on November 29th, 1844 in Tosa Domain, Japan. They breathed their last breath on April 20th, 1895.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kono

Tommy Kono is an athlete. Tommy was born on June 27th, 1930 in Sacramento, California.


Kohei was born on November 23rd, 1980 in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi.


Masayuki was born on April 12th, 1980 in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido.


Taeko Kōno was a fiction author. Taeko was born on February 24th, 1926 in Osaka. She died on January 29th, 2015.


Fumiyo was born on September 28th, 1968 in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima. Fumiyo is also known as Fumiyo Kouno (common romanization), Fumiyo Kôno (alt romanization), and Fumiyo Kono (sans diacritics).


Yōhei Kōno is a Speaker of the House of Representative of Japan, President of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, Speakerof theHouse of Representative of Japan, and President of theJapan Association of Athletics Federations. Yōhei was born on January 15th, 1937 in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa.


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Popularity of Kono as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kono U.S.
  White 26.09% 64.26%
  African American 1.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 58.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kono

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kono

  • How Popular is the name Kono? Kono is the 79,232nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kono was the 21,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kono have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Kono in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kono? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kono first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kono is Monday, December 4th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Kono born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kono was in 1972 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kono: Your name in reverse order is Onok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Okon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kono? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,211 people with the last name Kono.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kono? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kono as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k 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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