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A famous bearer of this name is Ken Watanabe, who is a Japanese actor nominated for the Academy Award for the film 'Last Samurai'.
pocho-mole  12/4/2005
Can also mean
-good health

Many longer names include Ken:
abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
Ken means "Sword" in Japanese. Giving the feeling of power.
Master_Kirby  7/10/2006
Ken is a famous blonde haired character of the well-known arcade game Street Fighters by Capcom.

Rurouni Kenshin is the main character of the Japanese animation "Samurai X" (methinks the X stands for the scar on his cheek)
Master_Kirby  7/10/2006
Ken is the name of the character on Digimon: Digital Monsters (02) that was the Digimon Emperor.
Iridosmine  10/26/2006
There is a character in the manga/anime Bleach named Kenpachi Zaraki. He is the captain of Squad 11, and one of the strongest characters in the series. (IMO if he could learn Bankai, he could fight on par with old man Yamamoto.)
MasterCheifn343  10/31/2007
This name is very cute for a nickname!
Nerd  6/26/2008
Ken can also be short for Kenneth.
kool_babe14  5/8/2009
Ken Akamatsu (b. July 5, 1968) is a Japanese manga artist. He is most famous for his series Love Hina and Negima! Magister Negi Magi, both of which received anime adaptations.
sunshinechild67  11/7/2012
Ken Washio is the main character and leader of the superhero team in the anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.
Buneary  6/6/2013
I love the Japanese meaning of the name Ken. Ken is a very handsome, good, strong, stable name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2015
In the case for actor Ken Watanabe, the kanji for his is written as 謙 meaning "be modest, condescend, humble oneself, self-effacing."
For Ken from Digimon, his is written as 賢 meaning "cleverness, intelligent, wisdom, wise."

Other kanji used for Ken:
乾, 倹, 兼, 剣, 堅, 建, 憲, 拳, 権, 献, 眷, 研, 見, 鍵, 顕.
m4yb3_daijirou  2/19/2015
Also can mean sword. Not often used this way in names but possible.
Raya_Moon  3/14/2016
Ken Sugimori is a Japanese video game designer, illustrator, manga artist, and director. He is most famous as the character designer and art director for the Pokémon franchise.
cutenose  2/13/2017
Ken Asaeda is a Japanese-German footballer who is currently a free agent. Born in Mannheim, Germany, but a national of Japan, Asaeda is known as a midfielder.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
Ken Narita is a Japanese vocalist who is primarily an anison, or a singer of anime theme songs. He is most known for being the singer of the theme songs "For Who's Sake" (誰がために Taga Tame ni?) of the 1979 anime Cyborg 009 and "Oh, Denshi Sentai Denziman" (ああ電子戦隊デンジマン Aa Denshi Sentai Denjiman?) of the 1980 Super Sentai series, Denshi Sentai Denziman. He recently released Super Best! For Whom?: Ken Narita History (スーパーベスト 誰がために~成田賢ヒストリー Sūpābesuto Dare ga Tameni~Narita Ken Historī?), a compilation of his works. Narita has confirmed he will sing at this year's Super Sentai Spirits and Super Anison Spirits.
lilolaf  2/20/2017
Ken Narita is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Saitama Prefecture. His real name is Tsutomu Narita. He is currently a freelancer.

He is best known for his roles in Hikarian (Hikari), InuYasha (Sesshomaru), the Angelique series (Arios), Code Geass (Jeremiah Gottwald), Le Chevalier D'Eon (Durand), and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers (Jail Scaglietti).
lilolaf  2/20/2017
Ken Watanabe is a Japanese actor. To English-speaking audiences, he is known for playing tragic hero characters, such as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima and Lord Katsumoto Moritsugu in The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Among other awards, he has won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actor twice, in 2007 for Memories of Tomorrow and in 2010 for Shizumanu Taiyō. He is also known for his roles in director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood films Batman Begins and Inception. In 2014, he starred in the reboot of Godzilla, and lent his voice to the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction as Decepticon turned Autobot Drift.

He made his Broadway debut in April 2015 in Lincoln Center Theater's revival production of The King and I in the title role (opposite Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens). In 2015, Watanabe received his first Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 69th Tony Awards for his role as The King. He is the first Japanese actor to be nominated in this category.
lilolaf  2/20/2017
Ken Shimura is a Japanese comedian and actor. He co-starred with Masashi Tashiro, Nobuyoshi Kuwano in the Japanese variety show Ken Shimura no Bakatono-sama. The "bakatono-sama" shtick by Shimura is unusual among Japanese comedians, in that he could satirize the deeds of current guardians of the contemporary society (a company president, a politician, a family head, a school principal, the head of a Japanese yakuza gang) under the garb of a foolish king who lived in the country a long time ago. Another popular shtick of Shimura in the same show is "Henna Oji-san" [an obnoxious uncle character] who entertains himself in the company of nubile girls. After being caught for his pranks, the character regularly ends the shtick with a song 'Sou desu. Watashi wa Henna Oji-san desu'.

Shimura is most famous for starring in Hachiji Da Yo! Zen'in Shugo! With the comedy group The Drifters and Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan with Cha Kato, another former member of The Drifters.
lilolaf  2/20/2017
Ken Kadokura is a Japanese professional baseball player, who has made his debut in the Korea Baseball Organization with the Samsung Lions in January 2011. He has also played in the Nippon Professional Baseball (Chunichi Dragons, Yomiuri Giants) and the MLB (Chicago Cubs) before joining the SK Wyverns. He is capable of throwing a four seam fastball, a slider, and a fork ball.
lilolaf  3/1/2017
Ken Eto, also known as Tokyo Joe and "The Jap", was a Japanese-American mobster with the Chicago Outfit and eventually an FBI informant who ran Asian gambling operations for the organization. He was the highest-ranking Asian-American in the organization and is also notable for his extraordinary survival of a murder attempt.
lilolaf  3/3/2017
Ken Katoh is a Nippon Professional Baseball player for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League.

When he played in the Nippon Series on November 1, 2012, Kazuhito Tadano was thrown out of the game because Koichi Yanada, the umpire-in-chief in the game, judged that Tadano threw a bean ball to his face. However, replays showed that the ball did not hit his face.
lilolaf  3/10/2017
Ken Takemoto was born in 1934. He is an actor, known for Kubo and the Two Strings, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Onion Movie.
cutenose  6/13/2017

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