Kenji (given name)

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Kenji Miyazawa, a poet and author of children's literature
Pronunciation Ken-jí
Gender Male
Word/name Japanese
Meaning Different depending on the kanji
Region of origin Japanese
Other names
Related names Ken

Kenji (けんじ, ケンジ?) or Kenzi is a Japanese given name for boys.

Possible writings[edit]

Kenji can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 賢二, "wise, second"
  • 健二, "healthy, second"
  • 健次, "healthy, next"
  • 謙二, "modest, second"
  • 研二, "research, second"
  • 憲次, "constitution, next"
  • 健司, "healthy, rule"
  • 健治, "healthy, govern"
  • 賢治, "wise, govern"
  • 健児, "healthy, child"


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Kenji in the real-time strategy game Battle Realms
  • Kenji, the main character in the 2003 Thai film Last Life in the Universe
  • Kenji (健二) in the manga franchise Initial D
  • Kenji in the video game Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Kenji (ケンジ a.k.a. Tracey Sketchit) in the Pokémon anime and manga series Electric Tale of Pikachu
  • Kenji in GTA 3
  • Kenji Tenzai from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Kenji, Dragonfly Jones' student/rival in the TV show Martin
  • Kenji in the video game Red Earth (Warzard)
  • Kenji in Sports Champions
  • Kenji Endō (健児), the protagonist in the manga series 20th Century Boys
  • Kenji Harima (拳児), the main character from the manga and anime series School Rumble
  • Kenji Himura (剣路) in the manga series Rurouni Kenshin
  • Kenji Muto in the fantasy novel series Tales of the Otori
  • Kenji Tomochika in the game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 responsible for the "Magician" social link
  • Kenji Tsukino (謙之), a minor character in Sailor Moon media
  • Kenji Lee, Inspector Lee's brother in Rush Hour 3
  • Kenji Setou, a legally blind character in Katawa Shoujo
  • Kenji Makabe, A soccer player who plays for Tokai Junior high in Kattobi Itto
  • Kenji Mitani, A soccer player who plays for Ofuna Ura Junior high in Kattobi Itto

See also[edit]