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Be careful with the spelling. Kanji is a form of Japanese writing.
-- Sumomo  1/26/2005
This is Mike Shinoda's (Linkin park's emcee) middle name.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2005
In Samurai X, Kenji is the name of Kenshin Himura's and Kaoru Kamiya's son.
-- Ayame77  10/8/2005
I love how this name sounds. I loved it so much I named my kitten that. He really lives up to it (the name means "strong second son"). He's the second son and he is very ornery he likes to climb out of his pen and jump on his mother. He's the most friendly of the five kittens. So, if you decide to name someone Kenji the traits should add up.
-- faith_ann16  5/31/2006
Kenji is a fun and crazy name. I like it better than Benji. My nickname is Kenzie, and a friend's brother always calls me Kenji just to make fun of me.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2006
There are many other kanji and meanings to go wih Kenji (very common name in older generations):
I like 賢治
-- abbasdaughter  9/26/2008
There is a song by Fort Minor called Kenji, about a man named Kenji living in America during WW2.
-- ListenToAsuka  5/14/2010
I know two Japanese-American boys named Kenji. I think this is a very cute name!
-- Lady Jeeves  7/14/2011
Kenji Yamazaki is character from 'Koi ga Bokura wo Yurusu Hani' manga by Motoni Modoru.
-- sagar  10/22/2013
There were 125 boys born with this name in 2013 in America, which is near the peak of 128 back in 1978.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  12/18/2014
Ignore the other blue comment. The peak is actually 159 in 2009.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  12/28/2014
In my opinion, Kenji is one of the most typical Japanese names out there. So for me, I'd steer clear and choose a different Japanese name or keep Ken, but add a different kanji or 2 different kanji characters.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  12/18/2014
Going back to what I've said in the previous comment, the most typical names that you and I have encountered in the media (like Kenji) are not necessarily the most popular in terms of how popular it is given to babies in the country of origin.

I would say that Kenji is on par with Ryū (or maybe surpassing Ryū, looking at how many fictional characters named Kenji are listed on Wikipedia and TV Tropes as opposed to Ryū) as one of those Japanese names that the media (like books, comics, TV programs etc.) like to use and that really irks me.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  6/20/2015
Two famous bearers would be Kenji Yamamoto, the Nintendo composer of Super Metroid, and Metroid Prime, and many other works.

As well as the anime, tokusatu, and video game composer Kenji Yamamoto, who worked on Dragon Ball games from the 90s and 00s, as well as others, even for a time did Dragon Ball Kai, before he was sadly charged with plagiarism and replaced.
-- TanorFaux  11/19/2015
A famous bearer is Kenji Konuta, a Japanese author known for creating the hit manga "Servamp".
-- cutenose  12/30/2016
Kenji Kawai, is a Japanese music composer, for motion pictures, anime movies, video games and televised programs.
-- cutenose  12/30/2016

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