[ 2 syll. ke-nji, ken-ji ] The baby boy name Kenji is pronounced as KEHNJH-iy †. Kenji is primarily used in the English and Japanese languages. Its language of origin is Japanese. The meaning of the name is bright, second-born son.
Kenji is an unusual baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1978 with 0.007% of baby boys being given the name Kenji. It was #752 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a loss in popularity since then, and is now used on an infrequent scale. Among all boy names in its family, Kenji was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Kenji include Kenjey, Kenjie, Kenjy, Kacankue, Kajínek, Kamuzu, Kamuzue, Kanac, Kanack, Kanak, Kanec, Kaneck, Kanek, Kangee, Kangi, Kanja, Kansas, Kayunga, Kemenes, and Kenaaz.
† Pronunciation for Kenji: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"