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TypeSurname (from location)
Scripts Chinese

Meaning & History

From Chinese (chén) meaning "exhibit, display, old, ancient" and also referring to the former state of Chen, which existed in what is now Henan province from the 11th to 5th centuries BC.

Related Names

VariantsTan, Chan
Other Languages & CulturesTrần, Tran Vietnamese


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Entry updated March 14, 2016