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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Choi

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  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Choi is of Korean origin and means "High, Mountain, Sucess".
Other origins: Chinese

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Notable Persons Named Choi

T.O.P is a singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, rapping, and rapper. T.O.P was given the name Choi Seung-hyun on November 4th, 1987 in Seoul.


Sulli is a singing, actor, model (people), singer, actress, and model. She was most active from 2005 to present. Sulli was given the name Choi Jin-ri on March 29th, 1994 in Busan. Sulli is also known as Choi Sulli and Sulli.


Choi Ji-woo is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1994. Choi was given the name Choi Mi-hyang on June 11th, 1975 in Paju.


Choi Tae-joon is an actor. Choi was born on July 7th, 1991 in Seoul.


Sooyoung is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. Sooyoung was given the name Choi Soo-young on February 10th, 1990 in Gwangju, Gyeonggi. Sooyoung is also known as Sooyoung.


Choi Min-sik is an actor. His career lasted from 1989 to 1989. Choi was born on January 22nd, 1962 in Seoul.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Choi

Kenneth Choi is an actor. He has been prominent since 1998. Kenneth was born on October 20th, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Kenneth is also known as Ken Choi.


G.NA is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. G.NA was given the name Gina Jane Choi on September 13th, 1987 in Edmonton.


Charlene Choi is a cantopop and mandopop singing, songwriter, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Charlene is also known as Ah Sa and Sasa.


David Choi is a rock, pop rock, alternative, soul, and alternative rock musician. His ongoing career started in 2002. David was born David Choi on March 22nd, 1986 in Anaheim, California, US.


Roy was given the name Roy S Choi on February 24th, 1970 in Seoul.


Ada Choi is an artist.


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Popularity of Choi as a last name

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Common last names for Choi

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Chan
  • Ng
  • Chin
  • Yee
  • Chu

Common first names for Choi

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Choi U.S.
  White 1.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.01% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Choi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Choi

  • How Popular is the name Choi? As a last name Choi was the 674th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Choi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Choi is Tuesday, January 3rd, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Choi? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Choi. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Choi: Your name in reverse order is Iohc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icho. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Choi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,786 people with the last name Choi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Choi? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Choi as their last name.

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