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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 Qi

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  1. 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

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin Chinese (Qí)

  1. (historical) An ancient Chinese duchy, and later kingdom, under the Zhou dynasty
  2. A Chinese surname​.

Notable Persons Named Qi

Qi Baishi was an artist in the field of painting. Qi was born on January 1st, 1864 in Xiangtan. He left this life on September 16th, 1957.


Qi Yuwu is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Qi is also known as 阿武 and 715.


Qi was given the name Qi by his parent Yu the Great.


Qi Lu is an executive vice president, applications, services group at microsoft, microsoft, and services group atmicrosoft. Qi was born on September 3rd, 1961 in Shanghai.


Qi was born in 1931.


Qi was born on October 28th, 1931 in Nanjing.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Qi

Shu Qi is an actor. She was most active from 1996 to present. Shu is also known as Hsu Chi and Shu Kei.


Zhou Qi is a basketball player for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association. He was most active from 2014 to present. Zhou was born on January 19th, 1996 in Henan, China.


Cai Qi is a Mayor of Hangzhou, Head of the Organization Department of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, Mayor ofHangzhou, and Head of the Organization Department of theZhejiang Provincial Party Committee. Cai was born in 1955 in Youxi County.


Consort Qi is royalty.


Duke Huan of Qi is royalty. He was most active from 685 to present.


Qi was given the name Qi by his parent Yu the Great.


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Popularity of Qi as a last name

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Common last names for Qi

  • Huang
  • Chen
  • Li

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Qi U.S.
  White 1.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 97.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Qi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Qi

  • How Popular is the name Qi? Qi is the 56,296th most popular name of all time. As a last name Qi was the 13,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Qi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28 babies born with the first name Qi in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Qi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Qi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Qi is Thursday, November 3rd, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Qi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Qi was in 2002 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Qi: Your name in reverse order is Iq. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Qi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Qi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,354 people with the last name Qi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Qi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Qi as their last name since less than 1 person in 125k 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.