Wei name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Wei

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Wei is of African origin and means "The only one".
  2. According to a user from the United States, the name Wei means "only".
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  1. Any of several imperial dynasties of China ruling from 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556

Notable Persons Named Wei

Notable Persons Named Wei

Wei Yi

He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Wei was born on June 2nd, 1999 in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China.

Wei Jingsheng

Wei Jingsheng is a writer, democracy activist, human rights, and human rights in china. Wei was born on May 20th, 1950 in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Wei Nan

Wei was born Wei Nan on January 8th, 1990.

Wei Qiuyue

Wei was born on September 26th, 1988 in Tianjin.

Wei Wei

Wei Wei is a mandopop, dance-pop, and pop rock musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1973 to 1973.

Wei Gao

His most notable accomplishments were from 8 to 8. Wei was born on May 29th, 0556. He died in 577.

  • Wei Christianson
  • Wei Lihuang
    Military Person
  • Wei Fenghe
  • Wei Long Wong
    Basketball Player
  • Wei Chueh
  • Wei Hsueh-kang
  • Wei Wei
  • Wei Tao-ming
    ROC Ambassador to United States
  • Wei Wu
  • Vision Wei Chen
  • Wei Heng
    Communist Party First Secretary of Shanxi
  • Wei Ming-ku
    Magistrate of Changhua County
  • Wei Zhao
    Soccer Player
  • Wei Shiyu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wei

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wei

Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei is a mandopop actor. She has been prominent since 1994. Zhao is also known as Vicki Zhao and Vicky Zhao.

Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is a badminton player. Lee was given the name 李宗伟 .

Tang Wei

Tang Wei is an actress. Her career lasted from 1998 to 1998. Tang was born on October 7th, 1979 in Wenzhou.

Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei

Her most notable accomplishments were from 528 to 528. Daughter was born as the child of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei on February 12th, 0528 in Luoyang.

The Lord Wei

The Lord Wei is a member of the house of lords, social entrepreneurship, and house of lords. The was given the name Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei on January 19th, 1977 in Watford.

Wang Wei

Wang Wei is a government official, poet, painter, and painting. Wang was born in Qi County, Jinzhong, Shanxi.


Common first names for Wei

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wei U.S.
  White 2.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wei

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wei

  • How Popular is the name Wei? Wei is the 20,295th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wei was the 3,707th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wei have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 362 babies born with the first name Wei in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wei 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 Wei? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Wei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wei is Tuesday, August 12th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Wei born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wei was in 1998 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Wei Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wei is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Wei: The name spelled backwards is Iew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eiw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wei? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,578 people with the last name Wei.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wei? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Wei as their last name.
  • Wei name meaning

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