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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. SHEE
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Meaning & History

From Chinese 习 (xí) referring to an ancient territory named Xi, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in the Qin state in what is now Shangxian County, Shaanxi province. A notable berarer is Xi Jinping (1953-), the current president of China.
Added 7/17/2019 by anonymous
Edited 8/14/2020 by highexpectasians