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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 Nii

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Nii means "King".
  • According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Nii is of African origin and means "King".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Nii is of African origin and means "King".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Nii

Nii Lamptey is a soccer player for the Sekondi Wise Fighters, R.S.C. Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa F.C., Coventry City F.C., Venezia F.C., Unión de Santa Fe, MKE Ankaragücü, U.D. Leiria, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C., Al-Nasr Dubai SC, Asante Kotoko SC, and Jomo Cosmo. Nii was born on December 10th, 1974 in Tema.


Nii Narku Quaynor is a computer scientist. He holds the title Professor.


Nii Amaa Ollennu was an office holder. Nii was born on May 21st, 1906 in Accra. He died on December 22nd, 1986.


Nii Plange is a soccer player for the Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F., West African Football Academy, ASEC Mimosas, ASFA Yennenga, Sporting Clube de Portugal B, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Vitória S.C., Vitória de Guimarães B, and Burkina Faso national football team. Nii was born on June 26th, 1989 in Accra.


Tinny is a contemporary r&b, hiplife, and hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Tinny was given the name Nii Addo Quaynor on January 19th, 1982. Tinny is also known as Quaynor and Nii.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Nii

Sekinari was born on March 20th, 1943 in Mine, Yamaguchi.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Nii as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nii U.S.
  White 6.60% 64.26%
  African American 2.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 19.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nii

People with the last name Nii are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Nii

  • How Popular is the name Nii? Nii is the 45,136th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nii was the 68,345th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nii have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57 babies born with the first name Nii in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nii? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nii first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nii is Wednesday, November 11th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Nii born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nii was in 1999 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nii: Your name in reverse order is Iin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nii. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nii? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 288 people with the last name Nii.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nii? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nii 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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  • 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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