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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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  1. A trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle
  2. A truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
  3. One of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

The prefix semi- (from Latin) used as a noun.

  1. (Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada) A semi-detached house.
  2. (US) A semitrailer; a tractor-trailer; an eighteen-wheeler.
  3. A semifinal.
  4. (slang) A partial erection.

semi was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Japanese, Swedish, and Venetian

Notable Persons Named Semi

Semi Radradra is a noteworthy human.


Semi Ajayi is a soccer player for the Crewe Alexandra F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Dartford F.C., Arsenal F.C., AFC Wimbledon, and Nigeria national under-20 football team. Semi was born on November 9th, 1993 in Crayford, England.


Semi Kunatani is an important somebody.


Semi Chellas is a famed somebody. Semi was born in 1969.


Semi Tadulala is a rugby player. Semi was born on March 3rd, 1978 in Suva.


Semi Koroilavesau is a famous somebody. Semi was born in 1958.


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Popularity of Semi as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Semi

  • When was the first name Semi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Semi is Wednesday, July 2nd, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Semi? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Semi. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Semi: Your name in reverse order is Imes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esmi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.