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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. /ɕjɑ/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Chinese 夏 (xià) referring to the Xia dynasty, the first dynasty in Chinese history that is believed to have existed from 2070 to 1600 BC. According to legend, this name was adopted by the descendants of Yu the Great (who was also known as Xia Yu), a legendary king who supposedly founded the Xia dynasty.
Added 4/21/2018 by ShioTanbo1
Edited 6/22/2021 by HL