are used in southeast China (including Hong Kong and Macau). Note that depending on the Chinese characters
used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Chinese names
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MAK Chinese (Cantonese)
Transliterated from the Chinese surname MAI
meaning "wheat, barley". A bearer of this surname is Dennis Mak. He is a singer from Hong Kong and was a former member of the Cantopop group Boy'z.
OU Chinese (Cantonese)
During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a prince of the state of Yue was enfeoffed a region that included a mountain the name of which contained the Chinese character for Ou. Many of the prince’s descendants adopted this character as their surname... [more]
SZETO 司徒 Chinese (Cantonese)
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú)
, which denoted the Minister over the Masses (one of three important official titles of the HAN
dynasty). It is somewhat equivalent to the modern-day title of Prime Minister.