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

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Origin and Meaning of Gi

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Gi is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Gi is of English origin and means "A star !!".
Other origins: Korean

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  1. (law) a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin
  2. A unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
  3. Clean in preparation for inspection ("the soldiers GIed the barracks")
  4. Of or relating to the stomach and intestines

From Japanese (gi, “clothing”); only used in combination, usually with the name of a martial art such as 柔道着 (jūdogi, “judo uniform”) or 空手着 (karategi, “karate uniform”)

  1. A martial arts uniform.

gi was also found in the following language(s): Breton, Chamorro, Cornish, Esperanto, Greenlandic, Italian, Japanese, Lojban, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Dutch, Old Saxon, Romansch, Vietnamese, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Gi

Gi Ju-bong is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Gi was born on September 3rd, 1955 in South Korea. Gi is also known as Ki and Joo-bong.


Gi Won Nam is an athlete for the General Trias International FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gi

Empress Gi is royalty. She holds the title Empress of the Yuan dynasty, Empressof theYuan dynasty, and Empress Dowager.


Yi was born on October 26th, 1476. He breathed his last breath on April 28th, 1552.


Min Young Gi is an athlete for the Philippine Army F.C.


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Popularity of Gi as a last name

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Common last names for Gi

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gi U.S.
  White 25.18% 64.26%
  African American 6.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 56.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gi

People with the last name Gi are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Gi

  • How Popular is the name Gi? Gi is the 83,540th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gi was the 69,579th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Gi in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gi is Sunday, March 29th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Gi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gi was in 1988 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gi: Your name in reverse order is Ig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 282 people with the last name Gi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gi as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.