Scripts 兼, か子, か禰, かね (hiragana), カネ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. kah-ne
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Contributor Contrib.m4yb3_daijirou on 3/27/2016
This name can be used as 兼 (ken, kane.ru, -kane.ru) meaning "concurrently, combine" or か, a phonetic character representing ka, with 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)" or 禰 (dei, nai, ne) meaning "ancestral shrine."Kane was slightly uncommon in the early part of the Edo period (1603-1838), though it became popular in the middle and latter part of that period and in the Meiji period (1868-1912). However, the name's popularity slowly decreased by then and by the Taishō period (1912-1926), the name became uncommon to use.