First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pei

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Pei is of Chinese origin and means "Precious jade".

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  1. United States architect (born in China in 1917)

Notable Persons Named Pei

Pei was born in 372. Pei is also known as Shiqi. He passed away in 451.


Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Pei was born on August 8th, 1992 in Pahang.


Pei Shuai is a soccer player for the Changchun Yatai F.C., China national under-17 football team, and China national under-20 football team. Pei was born on January 14th, 1993 in Shenyang.


Pei Encai is a soccer manager for the Bayi Football Team. Pei was born on December 1st, 1953 in Tianjin.


Pei was born on September 9th, 1898 in Kennedy Bay. He died on May 7th, 1976.


Pei Guoguang is an athlete for the Yanbian Fude F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pei

I. M. Pei is an architect. I. was born on April 26th, 1917 in Guangzhou.


Betty Ting Pei is an artist. She was most prominent from 1963 to 1963.



Shen Pei is a politician.


Xu Zhe Pei is a pop music, rock music, alternative rock, jazz, big band, and bossa nova singing, songwriter, composer, record producer, and musician. She plays Piano and Keyboard instrument. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Xu was given the name 許哲珮 on February 2nd, 1981. Xu is also known as Peggy Hsu.


Wenzhong was born in 1904. Wenzhong is also known as P'ei and W. C.. He died in 1982.


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International Interest for Pei

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Pei as a last name

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Common last names for Pei

  • Chen
  • Wu
  • Wang
  • Huang
  • Yu
  • Liu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pei U.S.
  White 3.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pei

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

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Fun Facts about the name Pei

  • How Popular is the name Pei? Pei is the 63,192nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Pei was the 21,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pei have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Pei in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pei? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Pei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pei is Thursday, July 14th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Pei born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pei was in 1974 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Pei: Your name in reverse order is Iep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pei? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,183 people with the last name Pei.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pei? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pei as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.