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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lui

User Submitted Origins

     American Samoa

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Lui is of Chinese origin and means "It means thunder".
  • A user from Arizona, United States says the name Lui is of German origin and means "Fame".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Lui

Lui Passaglia is a football player. Lui was born on June 7th, 1954 in Vancouver.


She holds the title Miss World Japan 2007, Miss Universe Japan 2008, Miss WorldJapan 2007, and Miss Universe Japan2008 (finalist). Lui was given the name Rui Watanabe on December 6th, 1983 in Tokyo.


Lui Temelkovski is a member of parliament. Lui was born on October 4th, 1954 in Brajčino.


Lui was born on August 10th, 1906 in Dannevirke. He left this life on January 2nd, 1970.




Notable Persons With the Last Name Lui

Elaine Lui is a television personality and reporter. Elaine was born on September 26th, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Richard Lui is a news anchor. Richard was born in 1972.


Ray Lui is an actor. He was most active from 1979 to present.


Koni was born on September 3rd, 1982 in Hong Kong. Koni is also known as Konnie Lui, 謎女郎, and 長腳蟹 (Long-Legged Crab).


Yvonne was born in 1977. Yvonne is also known as Lui and Lai Kwan.


Tuck Yew Lui is an office holder. Tuck was born on August 16th, 1961 in Singapore.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Lui as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lui U.S.
  White 4.97% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lui

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

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Fun Facts about the name Lui

  • How Popular is the name Lui? Lui is the 36,274th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lui was the 5,641st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lui have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 102 babies born with the first name Lui in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lui 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 Lui? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lui first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lui is Sunday, November 28th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Lui born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lui was in 2011 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lui: Your name in reverse order is Iul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lui? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,156 people with the last name Lui.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lui? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Lui as their last name.

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  • 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).
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