Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese) (Traditional Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. SHUY
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Meaning & History

From Chinese () referring to the minor state of Xu, which existed to the 4th century BC in what is now Henan province. The character means "allow, permit".

Related Names

VariantHsu
Same SpellingXu 1

Entry added April 25, 2021