Presently, there are about 5,000 different Chinese surnames in the world.

550 Chinese surnames are listed in a recently published (2001) book "The Origin Of Chinese Surnames", with explanatory notes for each name given in English.

A

Ai () page 452 No.334
Ai (R) page 667 No.538
An (w) page 151 No.79
Ao () page 498 No.375

B

Ba () page 329 No.223
Bai () page 378 No.267
Bai () page 670 No.541
Bai-Li (-) page 584 No.458
Ban (Z) page 342 No.235
Bao (j) page 131 No.62
Bao (]) page 285 No.185
Bao () page 351 No.244
Bei () page 191 No.110
Bi () page 148 No.76
Bi (N) page 277 No.179
Bian () page 428 No.313
Bian () page 159 No.86
Bie (O) page 438 No.322
Bing () page 319 No.214
Bo (f) page 100 No.37
Bo () page 375 No.264
Bo (B) page 629 No.501
Bu (R) page 168 No.92
Bu (B) page 467 No.348

C

Cai () page 248 No.155
Cang (a) page 400 No.287
Cao () page 86 No.26
Cen () page 137 No.67
Cha (d) page 521 No.397
Chai () page 442 No.325
Chang () page 117 No.51
Chang (`) page 152 No.80
Chao () page 496 No.373
Chao (_) page 517 No.393
Che () page 335 No.229
Chen () page 63 No.10
Chen () page 617 No.490
Cheng () page 196 No.115
Cheng ({) page 296 No.193
Chi () page 341 No.234
Chi () page 394 No.281
Chi () page 644 No515
Chong (R) page 445 No.328
Chou () page 349 No.242
Chu (u) page 65 No.11
Chu (x) page 316 No.211
Chu () page 609 No.482
Chun-Yu (E-_) page 551 No.425
Cong (q) page 383 No.271
Cong (O) page 680 No.550
Cui (Z) page 291 No.189

D

Da () page 633 No.505
Dai () page 197 No.116
Dan () page 281 No.182
Dan () page 622 No.495
Dan-Tai (F-O) page 547 No.421
Dan-Yu (-_) page 552 No.426
Dang () page 404 No.291
Deng (H) page 278 No.180
Di (f) page 189 No.108
Di () page 679 No.549
Di-Wu (-) page 597 No.471
Diao (N) page 239 No.148
Ding (B) page 275 No.177
Dong () page 210 No.127
Dong (F) page 481 No.360
Dong-Fang (F-) page 542 No.416
Dong-Gong (F-c) page 674 No.545
Dong-Guo (F-) page 585 No.459
Dong-Men (F-) page 593 No.467
Dou (u) page 102 No.39
Du () page 213 No.129
Du () page 414 No.300
Du () page 468 No.349
Du () page 607 No.480
Du-Gu (W-t) page 570 No.444
Duan (q) page 323 No.218
Duan-Gan (q-z) page 583 No.457
Duan-Mu (q-) page 572 No.446

E

E (k) page 384 No.272
Er (˹) page 636 No.508

F

Fa (k) page 611 No.484
Fan (S) page 110 No.46
Fan () page 252 No.157
Fang () page 123 No.56
Fang () page 268 No.170
Fei (O) page 135 No.65
Feng () page 62 No.9
Feng () page 121 No.54
Feng (Z) page 130 No.61
Feng () page 313 No.208
Feng () page 516 No.392
Fu () page 156 No.84
Fu () page 195 No.114
Fu (I) page 325 No.219
Fu () page 359 No.251
Fu () page 413 No.299
Fu () page 657 No.528

G

Gai (\) page 530 No.405
Gan (z) page 271 No.173
Gan () page 362 No.245
Gao () page 245 No.153
Gao () page 372 No.261
Gao-Tang (-) page 586 No.470
Ge () page 108 No.43
Ge () page 459 No.341
Geng () page 469 No.350
Gong () page 294 No.192
Gong (}) page 330 No.224
Gong (c) page 347 No.240
Gong (^) page 407 No.294
Gong (d) page 493 No.370
Gong () page 533 No.408
Gong (@) page 677 No.548
Gong-Liang (-}) page 578 No.452
Gong-Sun (-]) page 555 No.429
Gong-Xi (-) page 574 No.448
Gong-Yang (-) page 546 No.420
Gong-Ye (-M) page 548 No.422
Gou () page 497 No.374
Gou () page 620 No.493
Gou (e) page 647 No.518
Gu (U) page 169 No.93
Gu () page 224 No.137
Gu () page 334 No.228
Gu (j) page 456 No.338
Gu (t) page 675 No.546
Gu-Liang (\-) page 582 No.456
Guan () page 262 No.166
Guan () page 518 No.394
Guan (x) page 651 No.522
Guang (s) page 477 No.357
Gui () page 422 No.308
Gui (ص) page 601 No.475
Gui (k) page 652 No.523
Guo () page 233 No.144
Guo () page 473 No.354 

H

Hai () page 616 No.489
Han () page 69 No.15
Hang (C) page 282 No.183
Hao (q) page 149 No.77
He () page 79 No.21
He (P) page 140 No.70
He (M) page 174 No.97
He-Lian (-s) page 543 No.417
Heng () page 466 No.347
Hong (x) page 283 No.184
Hong () page 471 No.352
Hong () page 524 No.400
Hou (J) page 336 No.230
Hou () page 522 No.398
Hou (Z) page 655 No.526
Hu (J) page 253 No.158
Hu () page 429 No.314
Hu-Yan (I-) page 587 No.461
Hua () page 89 No.28
Hua () page 122 No.55
Hua () page 300 No.196
Huai (h) page 380 No.268
Huan () page 451 No.333
Huan () page 532 No.407
Huang () page 173 No.96
Huang-Fu (-j) page 544 No.418
Hui (f) page 309 No.204
Huo (N) page 256 No.160

J

Ji (p) page 194 No.113
Ji (O) page 205 No.122
Ji (u) page 220 No.134
Ji (N) page 292 No.190
Ji (R) page 297 No.194
Ji (V) page 318 No.213
Ji () page 374 No.263
Ji (y) page 387 No.275
Ji (V) page 410 No.297
Ji () page 431 No.316
Ji ([) page 464 No.345
Ji (a) page 640 No.511
Jia ([) page 312 No.207
Jia () page 433 No.317
Jia (a) page 671 No.542
Jia-Gu (-) page 580 No.454
Jian () page 505 No.382
Jian () page 642 No.513
Jiang () page 67 No.13
Jiang () page 94 No.32
Jiang () page 229 No.141
Jiao (J) page 328 No.222
Jie () page 272 No.169
Jin () page 90 No.29
Jin () page 317 No.212
Jin () page 624 No.497
Jing (g) page 267 No.169
Jing () page 322 No.217
Jing () page 362 No.253
Jing () page 523 No.399
Jing (q) page 614 No.487
Ju (~) page 465 No.346
Ju () page 514 No.390
Jun (m) page 666 No.537 

K

Kan (E) page 503 No.380
Kang (d) page 162 No.88
Kang () page 643 No.514
Ke (_) page 260 No.164
Kong () page 84 No.25
Kong () page 508 No.384
Kou (F) page 476 No.356
Ku (w) page 494 No.371
Kuai () page 519 No.395
Kuang (J) page 472 No.353
Kuang (p) page 621 No.494
Kuang (K) page 676 No.547
Kui () page 490 No.367

L

Lai () page 388 No.276
Lai () page 653 No.524
Lan () page 216 No.131
Lang () page 113 No.48
Lao () page 408 No.295
Lei (p) page 139 No.69
Leng (N) page 500 No.377
Li () page 52 No.4
Li (F) page 354 No.247
Li () page 373 No.262
Li (Ű) page 417 No.303
Li (Q) page 485 No.364
Lian (G) page 136 No.66
Lian (s) page 447 No.330
Liang () page 211 No.128
Liang-Qiu (-C) page 591 No.465
Liao () page 461 No.342
Lin (L) page 237 No.147
Lin (ĩ) page 391 No.278
Ling () page 254 No.159
Ling-Hu (O-t) page 558 No.432
Liu (h) page 128 No.60
Liu (B) page 360 No.252
Long (s) page 365 No.256
Long () page 491 No.368
Lou () page 227 No.139
Lu (f) page 81 No.22
Lu (|) page 114 No.49
Lu () page 226 No.138
Lu (c) page 264 No.167
Lu () page 303 No.198
Lu (S) page 478 No.358
Lu (O) page 529 No.404
Lu-Qiu ([-C) page 564 No.438
Luan () page 350 No.243
Luo (ù) page 147 No.75
Luo (d) page 244 No.152

M

Ma () page 118 No.52
Ma () page 222 No.135
Mai () page 658 No.529
Man () page 470 No.351
Mao () page 187 No.106
Mao (T) page 202 No.119
Mei () page 235 No.145
Men () page 649 No.520
Meng (s) page 171 No.94
Meng (X) page 393 No.280
Mi () page 190 No.109
Mi (S) page 320 No.215
Mi (W) page 338 No.231
Mi () page 599 No.473
Miao (]) page 120 No.53
Miao ([) page 270 No.172
Min ({) page 218 No.132
Ming () page 192 No.111
Mo () page 266 No.168
Mo () page 631 No.503
Mo-Si (E-S) page 534 No.409
Mou () page 628 No.500
Mu (p) page 176 No.98
Mu () page 331 No.225
Mu (}) page446 No.329
Mu () page 654 No.525
Mu-Rong (}-e) page 562 No.436

N

Na () page 504 No.381
Nan (n) page 648 No.519
Nan-Gong (n-c) page 598 No.472
Nan-Men (n-) page 586 No.460
Neng () page 399 No.286
Ni () page 142 No.71
Nian (~) page 637 No.509
Nie (¿) page 495 No.372
Nie (A) page 512 No.388
Ning () page 348 No.241
Niu (s) page 293 No.191
Niu () page 424 No.310
Nong (A) page 436 No.320

O

Ou () page 482 No.361
Ou-Yang (-) page 537 No.412

P

Pan () page 107 No.43
Pang (e) page 203 No.120
Pang () page 409 No.296
Pei (p) page 301 No.197
Peng (^) page 112 No.47
Peng () page 339 No.232
Pi () page 158 No.85
Ping () page 172 No.95
Pu (Z) page 381 No.269
Pu () page 423 No.309
Pu (Z) page 434 No.318
Pu-Yang (-) page 550 No.424

Q

Qi () page 95 No.33
Qi () page 160 No.87
Qi () page 186 No.105
Qi-Diao (J) page 575 No.449
Qi-Guan (Q-x) page 567 No.441
Qian () page 49 No.2
Qiang (j) page.223 No.136
Qiang () page 660 No.531
Qiao () page 395 No.282
Qiao () page 641 No.512
Qin () page 74 No.18
Qin () page 615 No.488
Qin (^) page 664 No.535
Qiu () page 243 No.151
Qiu () page 269 No.171
Qiu () page 344 No.237
Qu (}) page 207 No.124
Qu (T) page 311 No.206
Qu () page 420 No.306
Qu (£) page 443 No.326
Qu () page 665 No.536
Quan () page 340 No.233
Quan (v) page 528 No.403
Quan (u) page 635 No.507
Que () page 480 No.359

R

Ran (T) page 415 No.301
Rang-Si ([-o) page 577 No.451
Rao () page 506 No.383
Ren () page 125 No.58
Rong (a) page 304 No.199
Rong () page 355 No.248
Rong (e) page 454 No.336
Rong () page 499 No.376
Ru () page 449 No.331
Ru () page 612 No.485
Ruan () page 215 No.130
Rui (ͺ) page314 No.209

S

Sang () page 421 No.307
Sha (F) page 511 No.387
Shan (s) page 333 No.227
Shan () page 668 No.539
Shang (|) page 435 No.319
Shang () page 608 No.481
Shang () page 630 No.502
Shang-Guan (W-x) page 536 No.411
Shao () page 183 No.102
Shao () page 371 No.260
She (e) page 634 No.506
Shen (H) page 68 No.14
Shen () page 412 No.298
Shen (V) page 458 No.340
Shen-Tu (-O) page 554 No.428
Sheng () page 236 No.146
Shi (I) page 82 No.23
Shi (v) page 133 No.63
Shi () page 155 No.83
Shi () page 288 No.188
Shi (v) page 492 No.369
Shou () page 425 No.311
Shu () page 206 No.123
Shu () page 364 No.255
Shu (_) page 483 No.362
Shuai () page 650 No.521
Shuang () page 401 No.288
Shui () page 101 No.38
Shui (|) page 639 No.510
Shun () page 605 No.478
Si (q) page 370 No.259
Si (q) page 603 No.476
Si-Kong (q-) page 566 No.440
Si-Kou (q-F) page 568 No.442
Si-Ma (q-) page 535 No.410
Si-Tu (q-{) page 565 No.439
Song () page 200 No.118
Song (Q) page 321 No.216
Su (Ĭ) page 106 No.42
Su (J) page 377 No.266
Sun (]) page 51 No.3
Suo () page 385 No.273

T

Tai () page 382 No.270
Tai-Shu (-) page 553 No.427
Tan () page 199 No.117
Tan () page 406 No.293
Tan () page 623 No.496
Tang () page 134 No.64
Tang () page 143 No.72
Tao () page 93 No.31
Teng () page 145 No.73
Tian () page 250 No.156
Tie (K) page 619 No.492
Tong () page 231 No.142
Tong (q) page 426 No.312
Tong (c) page626 No.499
Tou (o) page 353 No.246
Tu (O) page 392 No.279
Tu (\) page 669 No.540
Tuo (I) page 645 No.516
Tuo-Ba (ݩ) page 579 No.453

W

Wan (U) page 258 No.162
Wang () page 60 No.8
Wang (L) page 185 No.104
Wei ( ) page 66 No.12
Wei (Q) page 91 No.30
Wei () page 116 No.50
Wei (M) page 228 No.140
Wei () page 332 No.226
Wei () page 487 No.365
Wei-Chi (L-) page 545 No.479
Wei-Sheng (L-) page 590 No.464
Wen (D) page 402 No.289
Wen () page 437 No.321
Wen () page 474 No.355
Wen-Ren (D-H) page 541 No.415
Weng () page 305 No.200
Wo (U) page 484 No.363
Wu (d) page 55 No.6
Wu () page 150 No.78
Wu () page 163 No.89
Wu () page 326 No.220
Wu (Q) page 327 No.221
Wu (Z) page 357 No.250
Wu () page 510 No.386
Wu-Ma (-) page 573 No.447

X

Xi (O) page 109 No.45
Xi (u) page 219 No.133
Xi () page 419 No.305
Xi () page 450 No.332
Xi-Men (-) page 594 No.468
Xia (L) page 246 No.154
Xia-Hou (L-J) page 538 No.413
Xian (w) page 386 No.274
Xian (A) page 632 No.504
Xian-Yu (A-_) page 563 No.437
Xiang () page 208 No.125
Xiang (V) page 455 No.337
Xiang () page 520 No.396
Xiang-Li (-) page 569 No. 443
Xiao () page 177 No.99
Xie () page 96 No.34
Xin () page 403 No.290
Xin () page 502 No.379
Xing () page 299 No.195
Xing () page 369 No.258
Xing (m) page 672 No.543
Xiong () page 204 No.121
Xu (\) page 77 No.20
Xu (}) page 242 No.150
Xu (E) page 398 No.285
Xu () page 515 No.391
Xu () page 673 No.544
Xuan () page 276 No.178
Xuan-Yuan (a-) page 557 No.431
Xue () page 138 No.68
Xun () page 306 No.201

Y

Yan (Y) page 87 No.27
Yan (C) page 232 No.143
Yan (P) page 430 No.315
Yan (b) page 441 No.324
Yan (F) page 444 No.327
Yan (E) page 610 No.483
Yan (k) page 613 No.486
Yan () page 656 No.527
Yang () page 71 No.16
Yang () page 307 No.202
Yang () page 343 No.236
Yang (i) page 513 No.389
Yang () page 625 No.498
Yang-She (-) page 589 No.463
Yao () page 180 No.101
Yao () page 604 No.477
Ye () page 367 No.257
Yi () page 315 No.210
Yi () page 346 No.239
Yi () page 457 No.339
Yi (q) page 531 No.406
Yin () page 146 No.74
Yin () page 179 No.100
Yin (L) page 376 No.265
Yin () page 396 No.283
Ying () page 273 No.175
Yong (l) page 418 No.304
You () page 76 No.19
You () page 525 No.401
You () page 663 No.534
Yu () page 99 No.36
Yu (\) page 124 No.57
Yu (_) page 154 No.82
Yu (E) page 164 No.90
Yu () page 188 No.107
Yu () page 257 No.161
Yu () page 280 No.181
Yu () page 308 No.203
Yu ({) page 397 No.284
Yu () page 453 No.335
Yu (h) page 462 No.343
Yu-Wen (t-) page 560 No.434
Yuan (K) page 126 No.59
Yuan () page 166 No.91
Yuan (b) page 662 No.533
Yue () page 153 No.81
Yue (V) page 488 No.366
Yue () page 618 No.491
Yue-Zheng (-) page 576 No.450
Yun () page 105 No.41
Yun (@) page 646 No.517

Z

Zai (_) page 416 No.302
Zai-Fu (_-) page 581 No.455
Zan () page 261 No.165
Zang () page 193 No.113
Zeng () page 509 No.385
Zhai (C) page 405 No.292
Zhan () page 184 No.103
Zhan () page 363 No.254
Zhan (i) page 661 No.532
Zhang (i) page 83 No.24
Zhang () page 104 No.40
Zhang (S) page 606 No.479
Zhang-Sun (-]) page 556 No.430
Zhao () page 47 No.1
Zhen () page 310 No.205
Zheng (G) page 57 No.7
Zhi () page 259 No.163
Zhong () page 240 No.149
Zhong () page 345 No.238
Zhong () page 463 No.344
Zhong-Chang (-) page 595 No.469
Zhong-Li (-) page 559 No.433
Zhong-Sun (-]) page 556 No.430
Zhou (P) page 54 No.5
Zhu () page 72 No.17
Zhu () page 209 No.126
Zhu () page 286 No.186
Zhu () page 527 No.402
Zhu () page 659 No.530
Zhu-Ge (-) page 539 No.414
Zhuan-Sun (F-]) page 571 No.445
Zhuang () page 439 No.323
Zhuo () page 390 No.277
Zi () page 501 No.378 
Zi (l) page 600 No.474
Zi-Che (l-) page 588 No.462
Zong (v) page 274 No.176 
Zong-Zheng (v-F) page 549 No.423
Zou (Q) page 97 No.35
Zu () page 356 No.249
Zuo () page 287 No.187
Zuo-Qiu (-C) page 592 No.466

By: CHUNG Yoon-Ngan (Gä) All rights reserved 2001