Tyannese Names

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Tyannese surnames consist of a single Chinese character; given names consist of one or two characters, or in very rare cases three. Naming practice is typical Chinese in most respects, except that there are differences in the preference of characters.


surnames

The following list shows the vast majority of Tyannese surnames occurring in Kwang Yung. There are some very uncommon Chinese surnames that are not listed here, as only small numbers of immigrants have such a name. Neither are names of other (i.e. non-Tyannese/Chinese) origin listed, as none of those is common enough to be in the top 100 of surnames.

#T is the rank of a surname in the top 100. #Q is the rank of a surname in the top 100 for Qán only. The difference is due to Chinese immigrants. The two most common surnames, 張 Xhang and 李 Li, are shared by 2.6% and 2.3% of the population respectively. The most common surname in China, 王 Wáng is relatively uncommon among Qán, however. Most conspicuous difference with China is the much larger variety in common surnames. While in China the top three surnames (which are the same ones as in Kwang Yung) cover more than 7% of the population each, the three of them together stay just below 7% in Kwang Yung.

All Qán surnames that still occur or are known to have occurred in the past are listed. Extinct surnames are marked H; those outside the top 100 are marked Q.

#T #Q #T #Q #Q
1 1 Xhang 58 57 Ǝ́ Q Qáng
2 2 Li 59 58 Qo Q Ngai
3 9 Wáng 60 59 Ʒen Q Dʒuei
4 3 Khuáng 61 60 Nguei Q Kpang
5 5 Sung 62 61 Van Q Tsiǝ́ng
6 6 Lhuóng 63 62 Q Ʒhong
7 8 Lhiú 64 63 Gbóng Q Qhiang
8 18 Qen 65 64 Q Ngú
9 4 Khán 66 65 Qeng Q Lhéi
10 13 67 66 N̊óng Q Tháo
11 14 Xhou 68 93 Khe Q Xi
12 17 Yáng 69 67 Zhou Q Vu
13 7 Muong 70 68 Dhu Q Lhi
14 16 Ʒhaa 71 70 Sǝn Q Lhǝ́
15 10 Ng 72 71 Wúng Q Ng
16 15 Xhu 73 72 Go Q N̊iu
17 11 Huá 74 73 Zhú Q Ngieng
18 12 Wéi 75 74 Xhong Q Ghu
19 19 Liao 76 75 Lhi Q Khóu
20 20 Xi 77 76 Su Q Qhing
21 21 Tháng 78 77 H̊ong Q Phíng
22 22 Tsiéng 79 78 Feng Q Kiang
23 23 Yáo 80 79 Xhi Q Ʒhuang
24 26 Ghuong 81 80 Dhai Q Zhuóng
25 24 Zhuong 82 81 Xan Q Ʒan
26 28 Ʒhǝng 83 82 Pheng Q Ghiáng
27 25 Xuang 84 83 Thiǝ́ng Q Lhán
28 33 H̊ú 85 84 Hii Q Díí
29 27 Nguei 86 85 Lu Q Jióng
30 29 Tong 87 86 Ba Q Wúng
31 30 Qhieng 88 87 Tsing Q Cóng
32 31 Hiong 89 88 Ʒi Q Phan
33 32 Dhǝng 90 89 Pái Q Mǝng
34 43 Lhiéng 91 90 Khiáng Q Tsiu
35 34 Kuóng 92 91 Ʒaa Q Hiang
36 35 Txóng 93 92 Thang Q Thán
37 48 Mao 94 94 Wang Q Hiang
38 36 Lhóng 95 95 Ngua Q Thi
39 37 Shǝng 96 96 Píí Q Dʒai
40 38 Fang 97 97 Qeng Q Khú
41 39 H̊ua 98 98 Wáng Q Tao
42 40 Dhu 99 99 Tsiáo Q Ǝ́
43 41 100 100 Ngiéng Q Ghe
44 56 Lhiáng Q Tsi Q N̊a
45 42 Yǝ́ng Q Nging Q Pa
46 44 Gáo Q Dhiang Q M̊en
47 45 Zong Q Txáo Q Thán
48 46 Lai Q Ǝ́ Q M̊áo
49 47 Dhóng Q Ngiang Q Mai
50 69 Kaa Q Qhiong H Ghuong
51 49 Qhǝ Q H̊iao H N̊eng
52 50 Yǝng Q Wáng H M̊íng
53 51 Rǝn Q Kong H Ngíí
54 52 Qhiang Q Gua H Ou
55 53 Lhú Q Ngii H Suéi
56 54 Ting Q Za H Kpiang
57 55 Jiáng Q Paa

given names

Tyannese given names consist of one or two Chinese characters, or in very rare cases three. Approximately 60% of men has a one-character name, while for women two characters is much more common (at approximately 80%). In case of women two-character names sometimes repeat the same character twice (which is a diminutive in Tyannese grammar; e.g. 鹿鹿 Lu-Lu, 'little deer'), but this is very uncommon in male given names (one of the very few exceptions is 山山 Xan-Xan, 'small mountain').

The following two lists show the 250 most common Chinese characters (including their transliterations and most common meanings) in male and female given names.

common characters in male given names

10 most common characters less common characters
Guei bright, intelligent An versed, fully acquainted Ng season
Hu rising sun, radiant Bhaa protect, defend, care Ng wing
Kháo brave, heroic Bhǝ jade, green, blue Ng art, talent, ability
Liang bright, brilliant, radiant, light Cái wealth Ngǝ refined, cultured, polished
Nguéi great, robust Cán pledge, promise Ngǝ abundant
Qen early morning Cáo abundant Ngǝ bright light, sunlight, dazzling
Wei high, lofty Cen kindness Ngǝ writing brush
Xan mountain Cen (hu)man, people Ngǝ rare treasure, hard metals
Yáng sun, light, male Cóng prosper, honor, flourish Ngǝ fame, reputation
Ying hawk, eagle, falcon Dhaa path, road, way Ngǝ bright, brilliant
Dhán sincere, real, true, truth Ngiao sparrow hawk
common characters Dhóng supervise Ngieng heir, inheritance
An peaceful, quiet Duong expand, open up Ngiéng govern
Dha big Dzing congratulate, celebrate Ngii bright
Dhan dawn, morning Dzua watch tower, imperial city, palace Ngíng clever, gifted
Díí iron Dʒáo grass Ngo osprey, fishhawk
Dzi open, begin Ǝ ripples on water Ngóng long (time), forever
Dziáo skillful, clever Ǝ rely on, depend on, obey a wish Ngua exceed
Dʒen steep, peak Ǝn kindness, mercy, charity Ngua skip, jump
Gbou pirate, bandit, invade, plunder Fei fly Nguei officer (military)
Gháo bright sun, brilliant Fǝng abundant, lush, bountiful, plenty N̊íng calm, peaceful, serene
Go bright, radiant, glowing, awe-inspiring Fǝng maple tree N̊óng farmer, farming
tiger Fǝng wind, air, manners Ong harmonious
Guei favor, benefit Fǝng spear point Ou seagull, stern
Guóng fire owl (kind of) Pheng friend
H̊ǝ bright, splendid, glorious Gaa great, vast, abundance Pieng refined, cultivated
H̊iáng good luck Gái sea Puong wave
Hiáo dawn, daybreak Gan writing brush, pen, pencil Qang sunlight, good, prosperous
Hing luck(y), favor Gáo good, excellent, beloved Qen sincere, faithful
H̊óng bear Gbái joyful, kind Qeng assist, aid, deputy
Jháng long day, bright Gbáo examine, investigate Qeng sincere, honest, true, real
Jieng advance, promote Gbong sky Qhiao shark
Jiǝng sword Gheng bright Qhiong good, beautiful, excellent
Jiu eagle, vulture Ghong offer, tribute, gift Qi pond
Kang hard, strong, rigid 氿 Ghuéi mountain spring Qu beginning, first
Khǝng smooth, no trouble Giang shining, brilliant, lustrous Ran vivid, illuminating, glorious
Kong achievement, merit Go congratulate Rǝn rely on
Kuáng light, shine Gua birch, larch manage
Lhéi thunder H̊ǝ rhinoceros think, consider
Lhiáng good, virtuous H̊ǝ hope, rare, expect Shéi pirate
Lhóng dragon H̊ǝ sunlight, early dawn, daylight Song pine
Lhúng logical reasons, logical order H̊ǝ clear, evident, understanding Thaa big wave
Li reason, logic Hiáng think Thi hawk (kind of)
Mǝng dream, visionary Hiáng sunlight, dry in the sun, brilliant Thiǝ́ng quiet, calm, tranquil, peaceful
Mǝng first, great, eminent Hiáng choose, elect Ti enlighten, advance, progress
Miéng fast, quick, clever, smart H̊iao owl Tong winter
M̊íng bright, light, brilliant, clear H̊iao night, evening Tsi gem
N̊eng able Hieng trust, belief Tsiáng spring
Ng righteousness H̊ieng heart, mind Tsiáng power, authority
Ngú military H̊ieng dawn Tsing noble, high officer, minister
Ngua mountain peak H̊ieng new Tsiu autumn, fall
Pheng fabulous bird of enormous size H̊iǝ́ng virtuous, good, able Txuei high, lofty
Piao tiger, tiger stripes, splendid H̊iǝ́ng elegant, refined, skillful Vǝng phoenix (male)
Qaa jump over, surpass H̊íng go, walk, move, travel Vu teacher, assist
Qang long, excel, leader Hiu ear of grain, flowering, refined, graceful Wáng spring, source
Qen daybreak, dawn H̊ú slow, gentle, dignified, calm Wáng source, origin, beginning
Qen minister, statesman H̊uá learn(ing), knowledge Wúng literature, culture, writing
Qhi lucky Hung quick Wúng say, speak, cloud
Qhung prince H̊ung merits Xa shark
Song high, lofty Jhang smoothly, freely Xan pine / fir species
Te virtue, morality, ethics Jiang superior, talented, smart Xhaa morning
Thóng almost sunrise Jiǝng strong, robust, healthy Xhe sage, wise
Tiao eagle, vulture Jíí outstanding, hero(ic) Xhǝ wisdom, intelligence
Tsiáng strong Jing pacify, peaceful, calm Xhǝ bird of prey, hawk, vulture
Tsiáo tall Jíng scenery, view, bright Xhǝn precious, valuable, rare
Tsíng strong, violent Jung smart, eminent, handsome, talented Xhǝn real, actual, true, genuine
Tsiu hill Kaa high, tall Xhou boat
Txi kind, compassionate, benevolent, gentle Khuei sunshine, light, bright, radiant Xu book, letter, writing
Txong intelligent, wise, clever Kiang see, observe, view, watch(tower) Yáng willow, poplar, aspen
Vu abundant. rich Kpung treasure sword, steel sword Yeng many, great, dark red, flourishing
Wei power smooth, active, clever, sharp Yǝ́ng polish, study, research
Wei guard, protect, defend power, capability Yǝ́ng strict
Wu crow, raven Lhiáng fabulous bird Yǝ́ng polish, study, research
Xǝng arise Lhóng gem cut like dragon, tinkling Yǝ́ng flame
Xhaa bright, illustrious 鹿 Lu deer Yíng full, surplus
Xhe wise, sage Ma grasshopper, locust Yu quiet, secluded, dark
Xhong loyalty Maa great, splendid, majestic Zhuóng assist, aid
Xhuóng profound, outstanding Miáo wide expanse of water Ʒǝ official, serve government
Yáng rising sun, sunshine Mu tree Ʒǝ world, era
Yǝ́ng rock, cliff Mu majestic, calm Ʒǝng sacred, sage
Ʒan good, virtuous Mu friendly, peaceful Ʒhǝng right, proper
Ʒǝng abundant, flourish Ng fly, assist, respect Ʒhi happiness, good luck
Ʒǝng brightness (of sun), splendor, clear Ng resolute, decisive, firm, persist Ʒóu defend, protect, guard
Ʒuong large, eminent Ng profit, benefit Ʒu tree

common characters in female given names

10 most common characters less common characters
Fei fragrant Bháo treasure, jewel Ngǝ bright light, sunlight, dazzling
Huá snow Cán pledge, promise Ngǝ́ feather
Jing modest, supple, slender, virtuous Dhaa path, road, way Ngi swallow
Léi bud, unopened flower Dhan dawn, morning Ngiǝng beautiful, sexy
Lhiéng forest, grove Dhán sincere, real, true, truth Ngii bright
Méi beautiful, pretty Dhǝ drop (of liquid) Ngíí leaf, petal, harmonize, rhyme
Piao tiger, tiger stripes, splendid Dzi fine thin silk, elegant Ngíí field, plain
Tíí butterfly Dzi open, begin Ngíng clever, gifted
Tsing blue, green, young Dziǝng beautiful, lovely Ngíng shadow
Yao enchanting, strange, supernatural Dzing congratulate, celebrate Ngiu young, immature
Ǝ ripples on water Ngóng sing, chant
common characters Ǝ excellent, rare, precious, beautiful Ngua happy, enjoyable, music
An peaceful, quiet Ǝ́ flawless gem, excellence Nguáng graceful, tactful, amiable
Bhǝ jade, green, blue Ǝ́ pleasant, please Nguei luxuriant
Dzuei sparrow Ǝ́ beautiful, handsome Ong harmonious
Dʒáo grass Ǝn kindness, mercy, charity Ou seagull, stern
Fang fragrant, virtuous, beautiful Fǝng abundant, lush, bountiful, plenty Pheng luxurious growth
Fǝng wind, air, manners Fǝng maple tree Phíng duckweed
Gbái joyful, kind owl (kind of) Phíng apple
Gbong sky duck Puong wave
Go congratulate Gái sea Qang sunlight, good, prosperous
Gua birch, larch Gáo good, excellent, beloved Qáo nest
Guei favor, benefit Gháo bright sun, brilliant Qen daybreak, dawn
H̊ǝ bright, splendid, glorious 氿 Ghuéi mountain spring Qen early morning
H̊ǝ agree Guóng fire Qen sincere, faithful
H̊iáng good luck H̊eng top gem of pendant Qeng sincere, honest, true, real
H̊iao night, evening H̊ǝ hope, rare, expect Qeng assist, aid, deputy
H̊ieng heart, mind Hiáng sunlight, dry in the sun, brilliant Qhi lucky
H̊iǝ́ng elegant, refined, skillful Hiáng beautiful jade, star Qhiang beautiful, graceful
Hing luck(y), favor Hiáng choose, elect Qhiang ginger
H̊ing star Hiao smile, laugh Qhíí discreet, prudent, cautious
Jing quiet Hiáo dawn, daybreak Qhíí handsome
Jíng scenery, view, bright Hiáo small Qhiong reed leaf whistle
Khóng rainbow H̊iao owl Qhiu pigeon, dove
Khua flower H̊ieng fragrant Qi pond
beautiful, magnificent, elegant H̊ieng dawn Qu beginning, first
Lhán orchid, elegant, graceful Hiong summer chick, young bird
Lhi pear H̊ióng rosy clouds Qung spring, joyful, youthful, love, lust, life
Lhiáng good, virtuous Hiu ear of grain, flowering, refined, graceful Qúng pure, clean, simple
Lhiéng continued rain Ho crane Qúng honest, simple, unsophisticated
鹿 Lu deer Hu rising sun, radiant Rái colored, variegated
Ma grasshopper, locust H̊uá oriental bullfinch, weaver bird Ruéi flower bud, stamen, pistil
Mei charming, attractive, flatter Hung humble, modest, yield Rung soft, moist, smooth
M̊eng bud, sprout Jháng long day, bright Sǝn forest
Mǝng dream, visionary Jiáo bright, white Song pine
M̊íng bright, light, brilliant, clear Jiéng fine jade, gems Te virtue, morality, ethics
M̊íng bird’s cry Jíí clean, pure Thiǝ́ng quiet, calm, tranquil, peaceful
Na elegant, graceful, delicate Jing pacify, peaceful, calm Thiǝ́ng sweet
N̊ǝ maid, cute girl Jíng luster of gem Thing hear, listen, obey
Ngai love Khǝng smooth, no trouble Thíng pretty, attractive, graceful
Ngǝ rain Khiáng jade ring or bracelet Thóng almost sunrise
Ngiǝng swallow Khóng wild swan species Tsi gem
Ngióng elegant, graceful, refined Khú jar, pot, jug Tsóng jade, rare, precious
Ngua moon Khú coral Véi elegant
Niáo bird Khuáng phoenix (female) Wa frog
N̊íng calm, peaceful, serene Khuáng semicircular jade ornament Wáng spring, source
Pái white, pure Khuei sunshine, light, bright, radiant Wung affable, agreeable, pleasant
Phi string instrument (pi in pipa) Kpang peaceful, quiet, happy Wúng cloud patterns, multicolored clouds
Qhiao seductive, loveable, delicate Kpo kind of jade Xan pine / fir species
Qhiao beautiful, pretty, cunning Kpung crane-like bird Xan coral
Qhiong good, beautiful, excellent Kuáng light, shine poem
Qhiong excellent, joyful Lei tear turtledove, cuckoo
Qiang river grain, small particle Xhaa morning
Rai vegetable Lhǝ white jasmin Xhang jade ornament
Tong winter Lhiáng fabulous bird Xhǝn abundant vegetation
Tsiáng spring Lhiéng jade, gem Xhǝn real, actual, true, genuine
Tsiéng qin, koto Lhíng tinkling of jade Xhǝng small gong, clanging sound
Tsing clear, pure, clean Lhóng waterfall, rapids, raining, wet Xhou boat
Tsíng clear weather Lhú rushes, reeds Xu good, pure, virtuous, charming
Tsiu autumn, fall Lhúng normal human relationships Yáng rising sun, sunshine
Txi kind, compassionate, benevolent, gentle Liang bright, brilliant, radiant, light Yáng willow, poplar, aspen
Wúng say, speak, cloud Lu variety of jade Yáo precious jade
Xáo beautiful, excellent, harmonious music Lu jade-like stone Yáo handsome, elegant
Xhǝn precious, valuable, rare Lu dew, exposed Yǝ́ng beautiful, handsome, seductive
Xhong loyalty Mi rice Yǝ́ng salt
Xhuei bird Miáo wide expanse of water Yi harmony, pleasure, joy
Yǝng charming, fascinating Miéng fast, quick, clever, smart Yíng clear, pure water
Ying cherry (tree, fruit, blossom) N̊eng able Yíng luster of gems
Yu quiet, secluded, dark Ng season Ʒǝng brightness (of sun), splendor, clear
Zaa chirping of birds Ng virtuous, restrain Ʒhi type of iris, medicinal plant root
Zhi child (only in 2nd place) Ng wing Ʒhi happiness, good luck
Ʒan good, virtuous Ng art, talent, ability Ʒu timely rain, moisture
Ʒǝng abundant, flourish Ng bright, sparkling, glowing Ʒuéi water
Ʒhǝ young, immature Ngǝ refined, cultured, polished Ʒung obey, submit