Lei

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See also: lei, lēi, léi, lěi, lèi, and leí

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Chinese (léi).

Proper noun[edit]

Lei (plural Leis)

  1. A surname from Chinese.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Lei is the 4726th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 7504 individuals. Lei is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (94.23%) individuals.

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leie, probably from Celtic and ultimately from a substrate language. Cognate with Luxembourgish Lee, Dutch lei.

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Noun[edit]

Lei f (genitive Lei, plural Leien)

  1. (now chiefly in placenames) a rock of slate, mostly in the Rhenish Massif
  2. (obsolete) Synonym of Schiefer (slate)

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lei (wreath; child). Also a short form of numerous compound names containing the word lei.

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Proper noun[edit]

Lei

  1. a female given name from Hawaiian and nickname
  2. a male given name from Hawaiian and nickname

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Italian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

Lei (plural voi)

  1. (formal, polite) Alternative letter-case form of lei (you)

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Slovak[edit]

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Lei

  1. dative of Lea
  2. locative of Lea