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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zi

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Alt. Meaning

Z is for zest, your zeal for life.

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

Notable Persons Named Zi

Zi was born in 729. He breathed his last breath in 794.


Zi Zhongyun is a novel translation, historian, and professor. She has had major accomplishments since 1953. Zi was born in 1930 in Shanghai.


He died in 897.


Zi was born on September 12th, 1993 in Shenzhen, China.


Zi was born in 739. He died in 818.


Zi was born in 1919. He died in 1999.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zi

Yang Zi is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Yang was given the name Yang Ni'ao on November 6th, 1992 in Fangshan District.


He was born on December 11th, 1990 in Nanning.


Yan Zi is a tennis player. Yan was born on November 12th, 1984 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.


Hai Zi was a poet. He was most active from 1982 to 1989. Hai was given the name Zha Haisheng on March 26th, 1964 in Huaining County. Hai is also known as Zha Haisheng (birth name). He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1989.


His ongoing career started in 1988. Wei was born in 1956 in Ningxia.


Mu was born on January 9th, 1989 in Liaoning.


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Popularity of Zi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zi U.S.
  White 15.77% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Zi

  • How Popular is the name Zi? Zi is the 33,722nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Zi was the 84,463rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 122 babies born with the first name Zi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zi is Saturday, November 19th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Zi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zi was in 2005 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Zi Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zi is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Zi: Your name in reverse order is Iz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 222 people with the last name Zi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zi as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.