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Gender: Male Meaning of Kanye: "honor, tribute" Origin of Kanye: African place-name, Nigeria

The name Kanye is a boy's name of African origin meaning "honor, tribute". Kanye and is often added to lists like Unique Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

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The popularity of the charismatic rapper-producer Kanye West has propelled his name into the Top 900. In addition to its African derivation, it is a Hawaiian name meaning 'free'.

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Famous People Named Kanye

Kanye Omari West, American rapper and producer

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