Type Surname (from location)
Scripts 欧阳(Chinese) 歐陽(Traditional Chinese)
Other Forms FormsOu-Yang, Ou Yang
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Meaning & History
From Chinese 歐 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China, combined with 陽 (yáng) meaning "southern face (of a mountain)". The name supposedly originated with a prince of the Yue state that settled in the area surrounding the mountain. This is one of the most common compound Chinese surnames.