Chinese Surnames

Chinese names are used in China and in Chinese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Chinese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Chinese names.
There are 63 names matching your criteria.

BAI   白     Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white".
CHAN   陈     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of CHEN.
CHEN   陈     Chinese
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.
CHEUNG   张     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZHANG.
CHONG   张     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZHANG.
CHOU   周     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHOU.
CHOW   周     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHOU.
CHU   朱     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHU.
DU   杜     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "stop, prevent".
FAN   范     Chinese
From Chinese (fàn) meaning "bee".
GUAN   关     Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "frontier pass".
GUO   郭     Chinese
From Chinese (guō) meaning "outer city".
HAN   韩     Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (hán) referring to the ancient state of Han, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC in what is now Shanxi and Henan provinces.
HOU   侯     Chinese
From Chinese (hóu) meaning "lord, nobleman".
HSU   徐     Chinese
Variant transcription of XU.
HU   胡     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "beard, whiskers, recklessly, wildly, barbarian".
HUANG   黄     Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow".
JIANG (1)   江     Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze".
JIANG (2)   姜     Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "ginger".
JIN   金     Chinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold".
KUANG   邝     Chinese
From Chinese (kuàng) which refers to the clan of the same name.
KWAN   关     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUAN.
KWOK   郭     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUO.
LAM   林     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIN.
LAU   刘     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIU.
LEE (2)   李     Korean, Chinese
Korean form of LI (1), from Sino-Korean (i)... [more]
LI (1)   李     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plum, plum tree". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
LI (2)   黎     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "black".
LIAO   廖     Chinese
From Chinese (liào) which refers to the ancient state of Liao, which was located in present-day Henan province.
LIM   林     Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of LIN.
LIN   林     Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest".
LIU   刘     Chinese
From Chinese (liú) meaning "kill, destroy". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty.
LU   吕     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "musical note" and also referring to the former state of Lu, which was situated in what is now Henan province.
MA   马     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "horse".
MAH   马     Chinese
Variant transcription of MA.
MAN   文     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WEN.
NG   吴     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WU.
PAN (2)   潘     Chinese
From Chinese (pān) meaning "water in which rice has been rinsed", and also referring to a river that flows into the Han River.
RUAN   阮     Chinese
From Chinese (ruǎn) which refers to a type of musical instrument, similar to a lute.
SONG   宋     Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (sòng) referring to the Song dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1279.
SUN   孙     Chinese
From Chinese (sūn) meaning "grandchild, descendant". A famous bearer of the surname was Sun Tzu, the 6th-century BC author of 'The Art of War'.
SUNG   宋     Chinese
Variant transcription of SONG.
TAN   陈     Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
TANG   唐     Chinese
From Chinese (táng) referring to the Tang dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907.
WANG (1)   王     Chinese
From Chinese (wáng) meaning "king, monarch". This is the most common surname in China.
WEN   文     Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing".
WONG (1)   王     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WANG (1).
WONG (2)   黄     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of HUANG.
WU   吴     Chinese
From Chinese () which refers to the ancient state of Wu, which was located in present-day Jiangsu province.
XU   徐     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "slowly, calmly".
XUN   荀     Chinese
From Chinese (xún) meaning "plant, ancient state".
YANG   杨     Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "willow, poplar, aspen".
YEUNG   杨     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of YANG.
YU (1)   于     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "in, on, at". According to legend, King Wu of Zhou bestowed the realm of Yu to his second son, who subsequently adopted this as his surname.
YU (2)   余     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "surplus".
YU (3)   俞     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "consent, approve".
YU (4)   虞     Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "concerned, anxious" and also referring to the ancient state of Yu, which was situated in what is now Shanxi province.
YUEN   阮     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of RUAN.
ZHANG   张     Chinese
From Chinese (zhāng) meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.
ZHAO   赵     Chinese
From Chinese (zhào) which refers to an ancient city-state in what is now Shanxi province... [more]
ZHENG   郑     Chinese
From Chinese (zhèng) which refers to the ancient state of Zheng. Zheng existed between the 9th to 4th centuries BC in present-day Henan province... [more]
ZHOU   周     Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) which refers to the Zhou dynasty, which held power from 1046 to 771 BC, continuing for a few more centuries as figureheads.
ZHU   朱     Chinese
From Chinese (zhū) "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province... [more]
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