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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

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