Wei character in ancient script on top, standard script at bottom
Romanisation Wei, Ngai Origin Word/name Wei (魏), a fief (located in Ruicheng, Shanxi) from Mi 羋
Wei (魏) is the English spelling of a Chinese surname.
Notable people surnamed Wei (魏) [ edit ]
Zhou Dynasty, Wei (state) (魏) the Ji family acquired the surname Wèi (魏). During the Northern Wei (北魏), Xiaowen family got the surname Wei with the state name.
Ming Dynasty, Gao (高) and Li (李) family changed their surname to Wei. Wei is also a surname used by some Chinese Minorities.
In 2019 it was the 45th most common surname in Mainland China.
It is the 30th name on the
Hundred Family Surnames
Vision Wei (魏晨), Chinese singer and actor
Wei Hongtian, Chinese diplomat
Wei Jingsheng (魏京生), Chinese dissident
Wei Kuo-yen (魏國彥), Minister of Environmental Protection Administration of the Republic of China (2014–2016)
Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷), Magistrate of Changhua County (2014–2018)
Wei Qiuyue (魏秋月), Chinese volleyball player
Wei Tao-ming (魏道明), ambassador, mayor of Nanjing, governor of Taiwan, foreign minister
Wei Xiaoyuan (魏晓媛), Chinese artistic gymnast
Wei Yan (魏延), a military officer of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period
Wei Yao-chien (魏耀乾), member of Legislative Yuan (1990–1996)
Wei Yaxin (born 2000), Chinese badminton player
Empress of Wei Clan consort of the Qianlong Emperor and Empress of the Qing Dynasty
Wei Yung (魏鏞), Minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Republic of China (1976–1988)
Wei Zheng (魏徵), the statesman of the Tang Dynasty
Wei Zhongxian (魏忠賢), eunuch, original name Li Jinzhong
Michelle Wie (魏聖美), Korean American golfer
Katherine Wei-Sender, Chinese American bridge player and spouse of C. C. Wei
C. C. Wei (魏重庆), Chinese American bridge player
Dexter Goei, Chinese-Indonesian American businessman Juncheng Wei, mathematician
Notable people surnamed Wei (尉) [ edit ]
Wèi (尉) family name originated from
Wei family of Zheng (郑国), Yu family of Xia Dynasty (复), and Royal of Northern Wei (北魏), and many more.
Wei Liao (尉缭, Wèi Liáo) - a strategist of Warring States Period, purported writer of the classic military text Wei Liaozi
Notable people surnamed Wei (蔿) [ edit ]
Wěi (蔿) family name from the
Yuan (surname) (薳) the form a Xiong (surname) (熊) of Chu (state).
Other notable people surnamed Wei [ edit ]
Belle Wei, American electric engineer and educator
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