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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wee
A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance.

Etymology: OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See Way

adjective Wee
Very small; little.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A short time ("bide a wee")
  2. Eliminate urine
  3. Very early ("the wee hours of the morning")
  4. (used informally) very small ("a wee tot")

From Old High German weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz. The expected Luxembourgish form is *Wech, cf. ewech (“away”). The form Wee is generalized from the plural and the dative singular; the modern plural Weeër is secondary. Cognate with German Weg, English way, Dutch weg, Danish vej, West Frisian wei.

  1. way, path

Notable Persons Named Wee

Wee Kim Wee was a president. His career lasted from 1985 to 1993. Wee was born on November 4th, 1915 in Singapore. He left this life on May 2nd, 2005.


Wee was born on May 21st, 1989 in Johor.


Wee Cho Yaw is a chairman emeritus and united overseas bank. Wee was born as the child of Wee Kheng Chiang in 1929.


Wee Kheng Chiang was a banker and trader. Wee was born Wee Kheng Chiang on July 22nd, 1890 in Kuching, Sarawak. He died in 1978.


Wee Ka Siong is a Deputy Education Minister I of Malaysia and Prime Minister's Department. He was most prominent from 2014 to 2013. Wee was born on October 20th, 1968 in Jasin, Malacca.


Wee Chong Jin was a Chief Justice of Singapore, Head, Presidential Council for Religious Harmony, and Acting President of Singapore. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 1990. Wee was born on September 28th, 1917 in Penang. He passed away on June 5th, 2005.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wee

The Passing Zone is a comedy and juggling comedian. The was given the name Jonathan Wee in Minnesota. The is also known as Morse, Owen, and Wee, and Jon.


Wee Kim Wee was a president. His career lasted from 1985 to 1993. Wee was born on November 4th, 1915 in Singapore. He left this life on May 2nd, 2005.


Pee Wee is a pop music, latin pop, cumbia, reggaeton, and tejano music singing, songwriter, actor, and dance. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Pee was given the name Irvin Salinas on December 8th, 1988 in Othello, Washington. Pee is also known as Pee Wee Salinas and PW.


His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Tony was born on August 1st, 1972 in Batu Pahat.


Lee Seng Wee was a businessman. Lee was born as the child of Lee Kong Chian on April 4th, 1930 in Singapore. He passed away on August 7th, 2015.


Royston was born on November 15th, 1986 in Singapore.


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Popularity of Wee as a last name

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Common last names for Wee

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Yee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wee U.S.
  White 21.80% 64.26%
  African American 1.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wee

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wee

  • How Popular is the name Wee? As a last name Wee was the 19,865th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wee is Monday, May 14th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Wee? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wee. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wee: Your name in reverse order is Eew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,353 people with the last name Wee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wee? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wee as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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