The names of Chinese people have their own tradition and characteristics. The family name in China is put first, followed by the given name.

Given Name—名

Chinese names are meant to convey special meaning, with the given names often expressing the best of wishes on the new-born, like jian (health), shou (longgevity), mei (beauty), yu (jade), qiang (strong).

Chinese Surname—姓

Among all the family names, over 100 common cover almost 87% of the total population.

The top 10 Chinese Surnames:

1.Li 李   2. wang 王   3. zhang 张  4.  liu 刘    5. chen 陈  6. yang 杨   7. zhao 赵   8 huang 黄   9. zhou 周    10 wu 吴

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