Pronunciation: [Chi]

Gender: Male

Meaning: Tree twig or branch

Origin: Vietnamese

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Famous Dogs Named Chi

Tiny Pinocchio: An abnormally small Yorkshire Terrier, has appeared on several television programs including Oprah and the Today Show.

Munchie: Singer Boyonce Knowles’ Shih Tzu pet dog who appeared on the cover of Animal Fair magazine.

Mr. Tadakichi: Chiyo Mihama's Great Pyrenees in the animation Azumanga Daioh.

Malchik: A mongrel street dog who resided in the Moscow Metro, and whose stabbing death sparked a public outcry.

La China: A free-ranging dog in Argentina who brought the baby close enough to people to be heard and saved.

Itchiford Itchy Dachshund: One of the dogs in the animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven.

Hachiko: An Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo.

Hachi: A non-anthropomorphic abandoned stray puppy voiced by Megumi Hayashibara in the animation Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey.

Hachi: Akita Inu dog from the film Hachi: A Dog's Tale.

Eirean Chicko: A secret agent boy was transformed into a Basque Shepherd dog by Huckleberry Yiucko the magician in the comic strip Dark and Light Elemental Ages from Warlords.

Chips: The most decorated hero war dog of World War II.

Chinook: The dog team leader for the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions and dubbed an "All American Dog" in the 1920s.

Chiffon: Old English Sheepdog from the film The Shaggy Dog.

Chief: Foxhound dog, part of the animated movie The Fox and the Hound.

Famous People Named Chi

Winston Churchill was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

William Pitt (Architect) was an acclaimed architect and political figure from Australia.

Tichina Arnold is an American singer and actress well known for her role in the FOX sitcom, ‘Martin’.

Sri Chinmoy was an Indian spiritual master who advocated meditation and athleticism as means of achieving inner peace.

Shirley Chisholm was an American political leader who became the first African-American woman to join the Congress and to run for the presidency.

Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer considered to the greatest cricketer of all time.

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who helped save the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

Oluchi Onweagba is a Nigerian supermodel, television personality, and entrepreneur.

Louise Minchin is a famous British journalist and news reporter.

Lionel Richie is a famous American singer, musician and actor.

Laura Chinchilla is a Costa Rican politician who served as the first female president of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014.

Julia Child was a popular chef who introduced French cooking to Americans.

Judy Chicago is an influential American feminist artist.

Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a major American Orthodox rabbi and modern Jewish philosopher.

Joaquim Chissano served as the second President of Mozambique from 1986 to 2005.

Jacques Chirac is the former President & Prime Minister of France.

Ho Chi Minh was one of the revolutionaries who led the Vietnamese nationalistic movement and served as the President of North Vietnam.

Guy Ritchie is an acclaimed British film director, producer and screenwriter.

Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian artist who co-founded the genre of ‘Metaphysical painting’ which had a profound influence on the Surrealists.

Gioachino Rossini was a great Italian composer, who left an everlasting impression on the successive generations.

Friedrich Schiller was a German poets, historian and philosopher.

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter - a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.

Dale Chihuly provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Chittaranjan Das was a famous Indian political and social leader and also led the Swaraj Party of Bengal.

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian writer and professor made famous by his debut novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’.

Chief Seattle was the leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish confederacy and was an illustrious figure in his tribe.

Chief Joseph was the leader of a Native American tribe who led his followers in one of the most dramatic retreats in the history of America.

Chico Marx was an American comedian and actor and the oldest of the Marx Brothers.

Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and one of the most well-known collectors of contemporary works of art.

Caryl Churchill is an English dramatist and women’s right activist, known for her non-conventional plays.

Bruce Fairchild Barton was a man with many professions, a writer, an advertising executive and a politician.

Archimedes was one of the greatest mathematicians ever born who made incredible inventions in his life.

Archibald Alexander was an American Presbyterian theologian and educator who became famous for his religious teachings, writings and sermons.

Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won the gold medal at 2012 London Olympics.

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