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

Meaning & History

From Chinese (), representing a southern pronunciation of the name of the ancient state of Han (see Han). After Han was destroyed by the state of Qin, those who resettled further south changed their name to this character in order to match the local pronunciation.

Related Names

VariantsHo(Chinese (Cantonese)) Ho(Chinese (Hokkien))

Entry added April 25, 2021