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Shen 1
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. SHUN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Chinese 沈 (shěn) referring to the ancient state of Shen, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the Henan province.
Added 9/24/2014 by Shen Zhao-han 沈昭菡
Edited 9/26/2020 by Mike C and HL

Shen 2
Type Surname
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Other Forms FormsThận

Meaning & History

From Chinese 慎 (shèn) meaning "cautious, acting sincerely, with care".
Added 8/30/2017 by HL
Edited 2/4/2018 by HL

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