Name: Kenji

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kenji

  • Meaning:
    Twice as wise
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEN jee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Kenji)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kenji

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  • Used in:
    English and Japanese speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The meaning of Kenji depends on the characters chosen to write the name.
    A common possibility is "intelligent; wise; wisdom; cleverness" (ken) and the number two (ji).

    Other possibilities for the first element include "modest" and "healthy", and for the second element "intention, hopes".

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