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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Xi

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Xi means "Rare" and is of Chinese origin.

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  1. The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. The cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
  3. Being one more than ten

From Ancient Greek ξεῖ (xeî), ξῖ (xî).

  1. The 14th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 15th in Ancient and Old Greek.
  2. (physics) Either of a pair of hyperons having spin 1/2, which decay into a lambda particle and a pion.

xi was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Takelma

Notable Persons Named Xi

Xi Jinping is a General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, General Secretaryof theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, Chairmanof theCen. Xi was born on June 15th, 1953 in Beijing.


Xi was born on June 27th, 1992.


Xi Zhongxun was a First Vice Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, First Vice Chairman of theNPC Standing Committee, Secretary General of the State Council, Head of the CPC Propaganda Department, Secretary-General of the State Council, and Publicity Department of the Com. Xi was born on October 15th, 1913 in Fuping County, Shaanxi. He breathed his last breath on May 24th, 2002.


She holds the title Miss China Hawaiian Tropic 2008 and Miss China Hawaiian Tropic2008. XiXi was given the name Xi Yang on February 16th, 1989.


Xi was born in 1836 in Shanxi, China. He breathed his last breath on February 19th, 1896.


Xi Murong is a poetry poet and painting. She has had major accomplishments since 1981. Xi was born on October 15th, 1943 in Chongqing.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Xi

Pope Pius XI was a pope. Pope was born on May 31st, 1857. He died on February 10th, 1939.


Ming was born on March 8th, 1989 in Shanghai. Ming is also known as Mengyao Xi.


Charles XI was royalty. He was most active from 1660 to 1697. Charles was born as the child of Charles X Gustav of Sweden and Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp on November 24th, 1655 in Tre Kronor (castle). He passed away on April 5th, 1697.


Zhū Xī was a philosopher. Zhū was born on October 18th, 1130 in Youxi, Fujian Province, China. He passed away on April 23rd, 1200.


Innocent XI was a pope. Innocent was born on May 16th, 1611. He passed away on August 12th, 1689.


Leo XI was a pope. Leo was born on June 2nd, 1535. He passed away on April 27th, 1605.


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Popularity of Xi as a last name

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Common last names for Xi

  • Chen
  • Nguyen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Xi U.S.
  White 1.77% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Xi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Xi

  • How Popular is the name Xi? Xi is the 64,081st most popular name of all time. As a last name Xi was the 25,620th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Xi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Xi in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Xi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Xi is Saturday, September 29th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Xi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xi was in 2017 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Xi: Your name in reverse order is Ix. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ix. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Xi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 963 people with the last name Xi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Xi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Xi as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k 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).
  • 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.