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Origin and Meaning of Ki

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Ki is of English origin and means "Godess".
  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Ki is of Hawaiian origin and means "The sea".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ki
The Sumerian goddess personifying earth; the counterpart of Akkadian Aruru.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Goddess personifying earth; counterpart of Akkadian Aruru
  2. The circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health

    Notable Persons Named Ki

    Ki Hong Lee is an actor. He has been prominent since 2010. Ki was given the name Lee Ki Hong on September 30th, 1986 in Seoul.


    Ki Sung-yueng is a soccer player for the Swansea City A.F.C., John Paul College (Brisbane), FC Seoul, Celtic F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., South Korea national under-17 football team, South Korea national under-20 football team, and South Korea national under-23 football team. Ki was born on January 24th, 1989 in Gwangju, South Korea. Ki is also known as 기성용 (Korean).


    Ki Tae-young is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to present. Ki was given the name Kim Yong-woo on December 9th, 1978 in Seoul.


    Ki Hajar Dewantara was a Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia. He was most prominent from 1945 to 1945. Ki was born on May 2nd, 1889 in Yogyakarta, period of Dutch East Indies. He passed away on April 28th, 1959.


    Ki was born on February 20th, 1988 in Anyang, Gyeonggi.


    She has had major accomplishments since 1980. Ki was born on December 9th, 1944 in Staten Island.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ki

    Low Ki is a wrestler. Low was born on September 6th, 1979 in Brooklyn.


    Chan Siu Ki is a soccer player for the South China AA, Tai Po FC, Hong Kong Rangers FC, Kitchee SC, Guangdong Sunray Cave F.C., Hong Kong national under-23 football team, and Hong Kong national football team. Chan was born on July 14th, 1985 in Fanling.


    She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Leung was born on July 14th, 1981 in Hong Kong people.


    Loptimist is a hip hop music rapping, composer, and lyricist. He was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. Loptimist was given the name Lee Hyuk Ki on April 7th, 1985.


    Ki is a soccer player for the Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F. Ki was born on December 8th, 1996 in Seoul.


    Fung Ka Ki is a soccer player for the Happy Valley AA, Double Flower FA, Hong Kong Rangers FC, Kitchee SC, Dreams Metro Gallery FC, Sparta Rotterdam (Mutual) FC, Hong Kong national under-23 football team, and Hong Kong national football team. Fung was born on September 19th, 1977 in Hong Kong.


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    Popularity of Ki as a last name

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    Common last names for Ki

    • Kim
    • Lee
    • Park
    • Yi
    • Han
    • Choi
    • Song
    • Hwang
    • Chung
    • Nam
    • Yim

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ki U.S.
      White 12.37% 64.26%
      African American 3.57% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 81.25% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ki

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Ki

    • How Popular is the name Ki? Ki is the 16,563rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ki was the 29,947th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ki have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 486 babies born with the first name Ki in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ki 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 Ki? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ki first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ki is Wednesday, July 25th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Ki born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ki was in 2002 with a total of 20 babies.
    • Random Ki Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ki is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1957.
    • Weird things about the name Ki: Your name in reverse order is Ik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ki. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ki? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 784 people with the last name Ki.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ki? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ki as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • 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.