Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese) (Traditional Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. CHUN  [key·IPA]

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

VariantsChan(Chinese (Cantonese)) Tan(Chinese (Hokkien))
Other Languages & CulturesTrần, Tran(Vietnamese)
User SubmissionChen


Entry updated April 25, 2021