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Origin and Meaning of She

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
pronoun She
  1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of." She loved her children best in every wise." [Chaucer.]"Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid." [Gen. xviii. 15.]
  2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively.(R)"Lady, you are the cruelest she alive." [Shak.]

Note: She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat.

Etymology: OE. she sche scheo scho, AS. seó, fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu si, Icel. sjā, Goth. si she, , fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. �, fem. article, Skr. syā. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See Her


From Middle English sche, hye (“she”), from earlier scho, hyo, ȝho (“she”), a phonetic development of Old English hēo, hīo (“she”), from Proto-Germanic *hijō  (“this, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (“this, here”). Cognate with English dialectal hoo (“she”), Scots scho, shu (“she”), Saterland Frisian jo, ju (“she”), West Frisian hja (“she”), North Frisian (“she”), Danish hun (“she”), Swedish hon (“she”). More at he.

Despite the similarity in appearance, the Old English feminine demonstrative sēo (“that”) is probably not the source of Middle English forms in sch-. Rather, the sch- developed out of a change in stress upon hío resulting in hió, spelt ȝho (ȝh = , compare wh = hw, lh = hl, etc.), and the h was palatalised into the sh sound. Similar alteration can be seen the name Shetland, from Old Norse Hjaltland; ȝho is the immediate parent form of Middle English scho and sche.

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she was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Mandarin, and Unami

Notable Persons Named She

She was born in 1 in Ottawa. She is also known as Alexopoulos, Athanasia; Brooks, Jenny; Vegas, Mandy; Anthea, Miss; Queen Bee, and The.


She Makes War is a gloom-pop and alternative rock musician. She was given the name Laura Kidd .



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She Donahue was a baseball player. She was born on June 29th, 1877 in Oswego, New York. He breathed his last breath on August 27th, 1947.


Notable Persons With the Last Name She

Lao She was a novelist, dramatist, and playwright. Lao was given the name Shu Qingchun on February 3rd, 1899 in Beijing, Qing Dynasty. He died on August 24th, 1966.


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George was born in 1904. He breathed his last breath in 1979.


Zhou was born in 469. He died in 524.


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Popularity of She as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity She U.S.
  White 14.23% 64.26%
  African American 3.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 79.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name She

People with the last name She are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name She

  • How Popular is the name She? She is the 83,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name She was the 42,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name She have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name She in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named She? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was She first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name She is Thursday, August 3rd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named She born? The highest recorded use of the first name She was in 1972 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name She: Your name in reverse order is Ehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name She? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 506 people with the last name She.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of She? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with She as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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