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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. CHOO

Meaning & History

From Chinese (zhū) meaning "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.