Last name origins & meanings:
- German: topographic name for a person living on the edge of a
settlement or in a corner, from Middle Low German kant(e)
- German: habitational name from any of
various places called Kant in Prussia, or from Kanth, near Wrocław
(Breslau) in Silesia.
- Indian (northern states): Hindu name
from Sanskrit kānta ‘beloved’. This occurs frequently as the
final element of compound given names such as Lakshmikant
‘beloved of Lakshmi’ (an epithet of the god Vishnu) and
Rajanikant ‘beloved of the night’ (an epithet of the moon).
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