Shi name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Shi

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Ohio, U.S. says the name Shi means "Stone/Rock" and is of Chinese origin.
  2. A user from China says the name Shi means "Stone".
  3. A submission from China says the name Shi means "Musician".
  4. A submission from the United States says the name Shi means "Tragic death" and is of Japanese origin.
  5. A user from Singapore says the name Shi is of Chinese origin and means "Poetic".
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shi was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Aromanian, Dena'ina, Esperanto, Hausa, Japanese, Mandarin, and Scots

Notable Persons Named Shi

Notable Persons Named Shi

Shi Pei Pu

Shi Pei Pu was an opera singer and spy. Shi was born on December 21st, 1938 in Shandong. He left this life on June 30th, 2009.

Shì Yánmíng

He holds the title Chan Master, Founder, and abbot of the USA Shaolin Temple. Shì was born on February 13th, 1964 in Zhumadian, Henan, China.

Shi Wang

Shi was born in 1951.

Shi Tao

Shi Tao is a journalist. Shi was born on July 25th, 1968 in Yanchi County.

Shi Tingmao

Shi was born on August 31st, 1991 in Chongqing.

Shi Dongpeng

  • Shi DaKai
  • Shi Zhengrong
  • Nansun Shi
    Film Producer
  • Shi Jianqiao
  • Shi De Yang
  • Shi Chai Zhan
  • Shi Yousan
  • Shi Jinglin
  • Shi Jiayi
    Soccer Player
  • Shi Yan Fan
  • Shi Hyun Ahn
    Golf Player
  • Shi Mei Lin
  • Shi Deru
  • Shi Hongjun
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shi

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shi

Tei Shi

Tei Shi is an indie pop singer-songwriter and record producer. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Tei was given the name Valerie Teicher in Buenos Aires.

Su Shi

Su Shi was a ministry of rites, chinese poetry, chinese literature, chinese painting, chinese calligraphy, minister of rites, poet, essayist, painter, calligrapher, and statesman. Su was born in 1037 in Meishan. He died in 1101.

Qiao Shi

Qiao Shi was a Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China, Secretary of the Central Political, Legal Affairs Commission, Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspecti. Qiao was born in Shanghai, China. He passed away on June 14th, 2015.

Siming Shi

He was most prominent from 759 to 761. Siming was born in 703. He died on April 18th, 0761.

Nansun Shi

Nansun Shi is a film producer and presenter. Nansun was given the name Shi Nan-Sun on August 8th, 1951 in Hong Kong.

Jiang Shi

Jiang Shi is an official, poet, and calligraphy. Jiang was given the name Jiāng Shí in Suzhou.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shi U.S.
  White 1.83% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Shi

  • How Popular is the name Shi? Shi is the 19,142nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shi was the 3,551st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 401 babies born with the first name Shi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shi 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 Shi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shi is Tuesday, January 29th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Shi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shi was in 2001 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Shi Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shi is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Shi: The name spelled backwards is Ihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ihs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,055 people with the last name Shi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shi? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Shi as their last name.
  • Shi name meaning

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