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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Weiss mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Weiss

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  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Weiss means "The Best".
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Weiss is of German origin and means "White".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Weiss

Weiss was born on February 9th, 1815. He passed away on June 1st, 1905.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Weiss

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an actor, voice actor, director, and voice acting. He has been prominent since 1987. Jonathan was given the name Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8th, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.


D. B. Weiss is an author, screenwriter, producer, and director. D. was given the name Daniel Brett Weiss on April 23rd, 1971 in Chicago.


Arlene Alda is a photographer, writer, and photography. She was most active from 1963 to present. Arlene was given the name Arlene Weiss on March 12th, 1933 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.


Vladimír Weiss is a soccer player for the Al-Gharafa Sports Club, FK Inter Bratislava, Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester City F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Rangers F.C., RCD Espanyol, Delfino Pescara 1936, Olympiacos F.C., Lekhwiya SC, Slovakia national under-19 football team, and Slo. Vladimír was born on November 30th, 1989 in Bratislava.


Gaia was born on August 30th, 1991 in Paris.


Michael T. Weiss is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Michael was given the name Michael Terry Weiss on February 2nd, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


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Popularity of Weiss as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Weiss U.S.
  White 95.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Weiss

People with the last name Weiss are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Weiss

  • How Popular is the name Weiss? As a last name Weiss was the 587th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Weiss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Weiss is Wednesday, June 6th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Weiss? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Weiss. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Weiss: Your name in reverse order is Ssiew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seiws. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Weiss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 57,112 people with the last name Weiss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Weiss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Weiss as their last name.

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