"second son"

Kenji Origin and Meaning

The name Kenji is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "second son".
One of several Japanese names that refer to a child's place in the family birth order. Kenji has attracted notice in the US as the name of The Food Lab chef, James Kenji López-Alt, know simply as Kenji.
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Famous People Named Kenji

  • Kenji ItoJapanese composer
  • Kenji KawaiJapanese composer
  • Kenji MizoguchiJapanese film director
  • Kenji OgiwaraJapanese Olympic Nordic skier
  • Kenji SatoJapanese pro baseball player
  • Kenji JohjimaJapanese pro baseball player
  • Kenji UedaJapanese rock musician
  • Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinodalead singer for American band Linkin Park

Kenji in Pop Culture

  • Kenji Koisocharacter in "Summer Wars"
  • "Kenji" manga by Matsuda Ryuchi
  • "Kenji" song on Fort Minor's 2005 album The Rising Tied
  • "Gyakuten Kenji or Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth" video game series
  • Kenji Kishimotocharacter in the "Shatter Me" trilogy by Tahereh Mafi.
  • Kenji Kona character from the "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" TV series

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