Nishi name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nishi mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nishi

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Nishi is of Japanese origin and means "The name is of Japanese origin and means 'west'. But its is also from a indian origin meaning 'night'".
  2. A submission from India says the name Nishi means "Beautiful night" and is of Gujarati origin.
  3. A submission from India says the name Nishi means "Become stronger / a beautiful night" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  4. According to 4 people from the United States and India, the name Nishi is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Night".
  5. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Nishi is of Japanese origin and means "west".
  6. A user from India says the name Nishi means "Invigorating or process of strengthening".
  7. A user from India says the name Nishi is of Hindi origin and means "Darkness".
  8. According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Nishi means "Symbol of Love".
  9. A submission from India says the name Nishi means "Banner" and is of Hebrew origin.
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From Japanese 西 (nishi, “west”), from the way the western or left side of the sumo ranking list is considered less prestigious, by analogy with the setting sun as opposed to the rising sun.

  1. (sumo) the left-hand (less prestigious) side of the banzuke (番付, “ranking list”)
  2. (sumo) a rikishi (力士, “sumo wrestler”) listed on the left side of the banzuke
  3. (sumo) the western side of the ring

nishi was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

Notable Persons Named Nishi

Notable Persons Named Nishi


Nishi Amane

Nishi Amane was a politician and philosopher. Nishi was born on March 7th, 1829 in Tsuwano, Shimane. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 1897.

Nishi Vasudeva

Nishi Vasudeva is a business executive. Nishi was born on March 30th, 1956.

Nishi Tokujirō

Nishi Tokujirō was a minister for foreign affairs (japan). Nishi was born on September 4th, 1847 in Kagoshima. They passed away on March 13th, 1912.

Nishi Kanjirō

Their military service ended in 1911.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nishi

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nishi

Takeichi Nishi

His military service ended in 1945.

Masaharu Nishi

Masaharu Nishi is a soccer player for the Avispa Fukuoka, Ventforet Kofu, and Japan national under-20 football team. Masaharu was born on May 29th, 1977 in Fukuoka.


Katsuzō Nishi

Katsuzō Nishi was an engineer, nishi shiki founder, aikido teacher, nishi shiki, aikido, and nishi shikifounder andaikidoteacher. Katsuzō was born in 1884 in Japan. They passed away in 1959.

Asuka Nishi

Asuka Nishi is a voice acting and voice actress. She has been prominent since 2008. Asuka was born on February 10th, 1988 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Kenichi Nishi

Kenichi Nishi is a founder of love-de-lic, skip, ltd., route24, game designer, director, love-de-lic, skip ltd., game design, video game producer, founder oflove-de-lic, and game designeranddirector. Kenichi was born on June 20th, 1967 in Tokyo.

  • Norihiro Nishi
    Soccer Player
  • Toshihisa Nishi
    Baseball Player
  • Yuki Nishi
    Baseball Player
  • Kanako Nishi

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nishi U.S.
  White 8.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nishi

People with the last name Nishi are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Nishi

  • How Popular is the name Nishi? Nishi is the 24,870th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nishi was the 32,123rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nishi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247 babies born with the first name Nishi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nishi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nishi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Nishi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nishi is Monday, April 12th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Nishi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nishi was in 2008 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Nishi Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nishi is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Nishi: The name spelled backwards is Ihsin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iisnh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nishi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 718 people with the last name Nishi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nishi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nishi as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Nishi name meaning

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