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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Chinese
Scripts 威, 巍, 伟, 微, 薇, etc.(Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. WAY
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Meaning & History

From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary". As a feminine name it can come from (wēi) meaning "small" or (wēi) meaning "fern". This name can be formed by other Chinese characters besides those shown here.

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