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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zien

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From Middle Dutch sien, from Old Dutch sian, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (“to see, notice”). Originally a class 5 strong verb, but the Germanic *h was lost from the infinitive and present tense forms through syncope in Old Dutch. However, it alternated with *g in the past tense through Grammatischer Wechsel, and this remained.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zien

Chip Zien is an actor. Chip was born on March 20th, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.


Sam is also known as Sam the Cooking Guy.


Dave Zien is a politician. Dave was born on March 15th, 1950 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.


Maciej was born on April 24th, 1979.


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Popularity of Zien as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zien U.S.
  White 74.86% 64.26%
  African American 5.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zien

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

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Fun Facts about the name Zien

  • How Popular is the name Zien? Zien is the 54,687th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zien was the 102,688th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zien have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31 babies born with the first name Zien in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zien? 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.
  • What year had the most people named Zien born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zien was in 2001 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zien: Your name in reverse order is Neiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ienz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zien? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 175 people with the last name Zien.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zien? Zien is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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