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TypeSurname (from nickname)
UsageGerman
PronouncedPron.VIES
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Meaning & History

From Middle High German wiz meaning "white". This was originally a nickname for a person with white hair or skin.

Related Names

VariantWeiß
Other Languages & CulturesDe Wit, De With, De Witt, De Witte Dutch White English
Same SpellingWeiß
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute