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For historical reasons the Chinese surnames are placed in the following order [The numbers ending the surnames indicate the 4 tones in the standard dialect]:
B5 No PinYin Description
1 Zhao4 (to return the goods to the original owner; to go away rapidly), Chao4 (Wade-Giles), Chew, Chieu, Chu (Cantonese), Chiu
2 Qian2 (cash, coin, money), Ch'ien2 (Wade-Giles)
] 3 Sun1 (grandson, descendants , MoyGen#41 ), Suen3 [r39]
4 Li3 (plum), Lee(Cantonese), Ly(Vietnamese)
P 5 Zhou1 (complete, encircle), Chou1 (Wade-Giles), Joe [r30.5], Chow
d 6 Wu2 (surname, province of Jiangsu), Woo(Mandarin), Ng (Cantonese), Ang, Eng (Anglicized Cantonese) [r36.4]
G 7 Zheng4 (serious; solemn), Cheng4 (Wade-Giles), Cheng (Cantonese), Chung
8 Wang2 (king; ruler; chief; the highest rank in a feudal society), Ong, Wong, Heng
9 Feng2 (horse running), Foong, Fung, Pang
10 Chen2 (display, stale), Ch'en2 (Wade-Giles), Chin, Chan (Cantonese), Tan
u 11 Chu3 (surname, Broussonetia kasinoki)
12 Wei4 (protect)
13 Jiang3 (surname)
H 14 Shen3 (place name)
15 Han2 (surname)
16 Yang2 (poplar; aspen), Young, Yeo, Yong, Yeung
17 Zhu1 (vermilion, red, scarlet), Chu, Gee (Cantonese)
18 Qin2 (name of a dynasty)
19 You2 (especially)
\ 20 Xu3 (to permit), Hsü3 (Wade-Giles), Hui, Huie (Cantonese), Hsu
21 He2 (carry, what/how/why/which), Ho2 (Wade-Giles), Hor, Ko (Cantonese) [r9.5]
f 22 Lü3 (a musical note)
I 23 Shi1 (distribute (alms)), Sze
i 24 Zhang1 (open up), Chang1 (Wade-Giles), Cheung(Cantonese), Chong, Teoh(Fukien Hakka), Teo, Chiang, Cheong, Jong [r57.8]
25 Kong3 (hole), K'ung3 (Wade-Giles), Kung
26 Cao2 (Plural;a class; state, several, a government board), Ts'ao2 (Wade-Giles), Tow, Tso (Cantonese)
Y 27 Yan2 (air or water) tight, stern, strict, rigorous, severe, austere (phonetic, from cliff D and courage ), Yim(Cantonese)
28 Hua4 (name of a mountain)
29 Jin1 (gold)
Q 30 Wei4 (name of a dynasty), Wei, Gooi
31 Tao2 (pleased, pottery), T'ao2 (Wade-Giles)
32 Jiang1 (surname)
33 Qi1 (relative)
34 Xie4 (to thank), Hsieh4 (Wade-Giles), Dea, Dear, Der, Deer(Cantonese), Che, She, Tse, Tze
Q 35 Zou1 (name of district in Shandong), Tsou1 (Wade-Giles)
36 Yu4 (metaphor, analogy; example; like)
f 37 Bai3 (cedar/cypress)
38 Shui3 (water)
u 39 Dou4 (sinus (anatom.), hole, burrow), Tou4 (Wade-Giles)
40 Zhang1 (chapter, seal)
41 Yun2 (say, speak; clouds)
q 42 Su1 (revive from unconsciousness)
43 Pan1 (place name)
44 Ge3 (surname)
O 45 Xi1 (what why)
S 46 Fan4 (model)
^ 47 Peng2 (surname)
48 Lang2 (a youth)
| 49 Lu3 (crass, place name)
50 Wei2 (soft leather) (surname)
51 Chang1 (flourishing, flatter)
52 Ma3 (horse), Mah, Mar
] 53 Miao2 (Miao tribe, sprout)
54 Feng4 (male phoenix)
55 Hua1 (flower, blossoms)
56 Fang1 (direction, side, place, region, square, method), Fong (Cantonese)
\ 57 Yu2 (consent, approve, make a canoe) You?
58 Ren4 (assume a post, appoint)
K 59 Yuan2 (long flowing robe)
h 60 Liu3 (willow tree)
Z 61 Feng1 (surname, name of an ancient city)
j 62 Bao4 (abalone)
v 63 Shi3 (history)
64 Tang2 (Tang dynasty)
O 65 Fei4 (expenses, to waste)
G 66 Lian2 (incorrupt, inexpensive)
67 Cen2 (small high hill), Sam, Sum, Shum, Tsen, Gim
68 Xue1 (a kind of wild grass, wormwood), Hsüeh1 (Wade-Giles).
p 69 Lei2 (thunder), Louis, Lui (Cantonese)
P 70 He4 (congratulate)
71 Ni2 (surname)
72 Tang1 (soup), Tong(Cantonese), Hong(Toisanese)
73 Teng2 (place name)
74 Yin1 (dynasty, flourishing)
ù 75 Luo2 (a net to catch birds; snare; catch with a net or trap; list; arrange; spread out; a kind of light silk; gauze) Law, Loh, Lo
76 Bi4 (the whole of, to finish)
q 77 Hao3 (ancient place name)
78 Wu1 (ancient place name)
w 79 An1 (peaceful, quiet, still, to pacify, rest, calm, tranquil) [r40.3]
` 80 Chang2 (constant/often)
81 Le4 (happy, laugh)
_ 82 Yu2 (at/in)
83 Shi2 (O'clock, time, when)
84 Fu4 (tutor) ( Asian Roots: 148)
85 Pi2 (leather, skin)
86 Bian4 (hurried)
87 Qi2 (even, to make even)
d 88 Kang1 (peaceful, spongy (of radishes))
89 Wu3 (army troop), Ng (Cantonese), Eng (Anglicized Cantonese)
E 90 Yu2 (I/me), Yü2 (Wade-Giles), Yee (Cantonese)
91 Yuan2 (first, origin, vital principle, a dollar(yuan), dynasty , MoyGen#11 ), Ngeun, Ue-n5
R 92 Bu3 (to divine)
U 93 Gu4 (look around, look about)
s 94 Meng4 (first)
95 Ping2 (level)
96 Huang2 (sulfur, yellow), Wong (Cantonese, Foochow), Hwang (Mandarin), Ng (Hokkien, Teochiew), Wee, Oei, Ooi (Hokkien), Bong (Hakka), Huynh (Vietnamese), Hwang (Korean)
M 97 He2 (harmonious)
p 98 Mu4 (solemn)
99 Xiao1 (mournful, the name of a herbal grass), Siew, Siu, Seow, Hsiao
100 Yin3 (to rule)
101 Yao2 (surname)
102 Shao4 (place name)
103 Zhan4 (deep/clear (water))
L 104 Wang1 (expanse of water, ooze)
105 Qi2 (surname)
106 Mao2 (fur/hair)
107 Yu3 (name of an emperor)
f 108 Di2 (barbarians, name of a tribe)
109 Mi3 (metre, uncooked rice)
110 Bei4 (cowry/shell)
111 Ming2 (clear/bright)
N 112 Zang1 (good/lucky)
p 113 Ji4 (reckon, ruse, to plan)
114 Fu2 (conceal (ambush), prostrate, submit) ( Asian Roots: 145)
115 Cheng2 (to complete)
116 Dai4 (wear; bear; put on (the body)), Tai4 (Wade-Giles)
117 Tan2 (to chat/discuss)
118 Song4 (name of a dynasty)
T 119 Mao2 (thatch)
e 120 Pang2 (huge, mixed)
121 Xiong2 (a bear)
122 Ji4 (order/discipline, record)
123 Shu1 (relax)
} 124 Qu1 (bent, feel wronged)
125 Xiang4 (back of neck, item)
126 Zhu4 (invoke, pray to)
127 Dong3 (direct, supervise, govern)
128 Liang2 (ridge pole, beam of roof, bridge, an elevation), Leong, Leung (Cantonese)
129 Du4 (fabricate, restrict)
130 Ruan3 (surname)
131 Lan2 (basket)
{ 132 Min3 (feel compassion for)
u 133 Xi2 (banquet, woven mat)
u 134 Ji4 (season)
135 Ma2 (hemp, numb, to bother)
j 136 Qiang2 (surname)
137 Jia3 (surname)
138 Lu4 (road)
139 Lou2 (star)
M 140 Wei1 (surname)
141 Jiang1 (large river), Chiang1 (Wade-Giles), Gong (Cantonese)
142 Tong2 (boy, child)
C 143 Yan2 (color, countenance)
144 Guo1 (outer city wall)
145 Mei2 (Plum), Moy, Mui (Cantonese), Bui (Hokkien, Vietnamese)
146 Sheng4 (flourishing)
L 147 Lin2 (woods), Lam (Cantonese), Lim(Hokkien), Lum
N 148 Diao1 (artful, wicked)
149 Zhong1 (bell)
} 150 Xu2 (slow, slowly, gradually), Shu, Shaw, Seah
151 Qiu1 (a small hill; a mound), Khu, Khoo(Hokkien), Kau, Yau(Cantonese), Hui, Hew/Hiu(Hakka)
d 152 Luo4 (camel)
153 Gao1 (surname)
L 154 Xia4 (summer)
155 Cai4 (surname), Chai, Chua, Chye, Choy, Tsai
156 Tian2 (field/farm)
157 Fan2 (cage, fence)
J 158 Hu2 (beard, what why how, reckless, blindly)
159 Ling2 (ice, approach; advance, encroach, soar)
N 160 Huo4 (cholera)
161 Yu2 (surname)
U 162 Wan4 (numeral word for ten thousand, many, myriad, all , MoyGen#23 ), Mon, Maa^n1, Won
163 Zhi1 (surname)
_ 164 Ke1 (the stem of the branches of a tree or a grass, handle of axe)
165 Zan3 (surname)
166 Guan3 (take care, to control, tube/pipe)
c 167 Lu2 (surname)
168 Mo4 (do not, is not, can not;negative)
g 169 Jing1 (surname)
170 Fang2 (surname)
171 Qiu2 (fur/fur coat)
[ 172 Miao4 (surname)
z 173 Gan1 (dry, to concern)
174 Xie4 (surname)
175 Ying4 (to answer)
v 176 Zong1 (ancestor, family , MoyGen#18 ), Dung, Tsung(Cantonese)
B 177 Ding1 (4th heavenly stem)
178 Xuan1 (surname)
N 179 Ben1 (surname)
H 180 Deng4 (surname), Teng4(Wades-Giles), Tang(Cantonese), Thien, Thean, Thian (Hakka)
181 Yu4 (elegant)
182 Shan4 (surname)
C 183 Hang2 (Hangzhou)
x 184 Hong2 (flood), Hung2 (Wade-Giles)
] 185 Gao1 (surname) Bao1
186 Zhu1 (all/many)
187 Zuo3 (surname Zuo which means Left (direction) is a surname of profession )
188 Shi2 (stone/rock)
Z 189 Cui1 (high mountain, precipitous)
N 190 Ji2 (lucky)
s 191 Niu3 (button)
192 Gong1 (surname)
{ 193 Cheng2 (extent, journey)
] 194 Ji1 (inspect/check)
195 Xing2 (place name)
196 Hua2 (comical, cunning, slippery)
p 197 Pei2 (surname)
198 Lu4 (land, continent, the shore)
a 199 Rong2 (glory, honored), Wing, Wh-eng (Cantonese)
200 Weng1 (old man, elderly person)
201 Xun2 (surname)
202 Yang2 (goat, sheep)
203 Yu1 (surname)
f 204 Hui4 (favor, kind act (from above))
205 Zhen1 (to mold)
T 206 Qu1 (surname)
a 207 Jia1 (home/family, household)
208 Feng1 (M for letters, to seal)
ͺ 209 Rui4 (small)
210 Yi4 (name of a famous archer)
x 211 Chu3 (savings, to save)
212 Jin4 (surname), martingale, stingy
V 213 Ji2 (draw water from well)
214 Bing3 (surname), ancient city name, happy
S 215 Mi2 (dissolved, rice-gruel, wasted)
Q 216 Song1 (loose, pine)
217 Jing3 (well, mine shaft, pit)
q 218 Duan4 (paragraph, section, a piece, a part, a portion)
I 219 Fu4 rich ( Asian Roots: 149)
220 Wu1 (wizard, witch)
Q 221 Wu1 (a crow, black, dark)
J 222 Jiao1 (scorched)
223 Ba1 (to hope)
} 224 Gong1 (a bow (weapon))
225 Mu4 (shepherd)
226 Kui2 (surname), Kui, Wei
s 227 Shan1 (mountain/hill)
228 Gu3 (valley)
229 Che1 (vehicle on land)
J 230 Hou2 (marquis)
W 231 Mi4 (surname), still/silent
232 Peng2 ((grass), disheveled)
233 Quan2 (complete(ly), fully, wholly, entire)
234 Chi1 (surname), name of an ancient city, Xi, Chi
Z 235 Ban1 (class/rank)
236 Yang3 (look up, face upward, admire, rely on, respect)
237 Qiu1 (a swing, autumn)
238 Zhong4 (2nd in seniority)
239 Yi1 (he/she)
c 240 Gong1 (palace, palatial)
241 Ning2,4 (peaceful, rather)
242 Qiu2 (match/mate), Qiu, Chou
243 Luan2 (Koelreuteria paniculata)
244 Bao4 (cruel/violent)
245 Gan1 (sweet, delicious, pleasant)
o 246 Tou3 (surname), Dou, Tou
F 247 Li4 (severe)
248 Rong2 (weapon)
249 Zu3 (ancestor, grand- (as in grandfather))
Z 250 Wu3 (martial/military)
251 Fu2 (coincide, symbol, written charm, seal, chop), Foo, Pu, Fu
B 252 Liu2 (to kill), Lau (Cantonese)
253 Jing3 (bright, circumstance, scenery), Ying3
254 Zhan1 (excellent, verbose), Chaim (Hainan)
255 Shu4 (bind, to control)
s 256 Long2 (dragon), Lung2 (Wade-Giles), Loong
257 Ye4 (leaf, page), Yeh4 (Wade-Giles), Yap, Yep, Yip
258 Xing4 (fortunate)
q 259 Si1 (company, control), See (Cantonese)
260 Shao2 ((music), excellent, harmonious)
261 Gao4 (surname), name of a feudal state
262 Li2 (black), Li, Lai, Le(Vietnamese)
263 Ji4 (cirsium)
264 Bo Bo2 (mean, slight, thin), Bo4 (peppermint)
L 265 Yin4 (to print)
J 266 Su4 (lodge for the night, old/former)
267 Bai2 (gratuitous, white/pure, snowy) (surname)
h 268 Huai2 (bosom, cherish, Close to the Chest - Embrace / Confidant)
Z 269 Pu2 (calamus)
270 Tai2 (surname), name of a feudal state
q 271 Cong cong1 (unhurried), cong2 (follow, from), zong4 (second cousin)
k 272 E4 (hupeh)
273 Suo3 (isolated, search into, to exact)
w 274 Xian2 (all, in all cases, salty)
y 275 Ji2 (record/register)
276 Lai4 (disclaim, rely, to blame, depend on, trust in)
277 Zhuo2 (surpassing, lofty, deep, high, distinguished, prominent, outstanding) (surname)
ĩ 278 Lin4 (juncus effusus)
O 279 Tu2 (slaughter, slaughter man)
X 280 Meng meng1 (hoodwink), meng2 (Mongolia, cover), meng3 (surname)
281 Chi2 (pond)
282 Qiao2 (tall)
283 Yin1 (cloudy, negative (electric.), shady)
{ 284 Yu4 (dense (growth), melancholy)
E 285 Xu1 (all, assist, to store)
286 Neng2 (able/can, energy, ability/potential)
a 287 Cang1 (dark blue, fly/musca)
288 Shuang1 (pair)
D 289 Wen2 (hear, sniff at)
290 Xin (surname)
291 Dang (surname)
C 292 Zhe di2 (long-tail pheasant), zhai2 (surname)
293 Tan2 (to talk, boast, gossip), Tam (Cantonese), Ham, Hom, Hum, Thom, Tom (Taishanese)
298 Shen1 (3-5 p.m., 9th earthly branch, extend)
T 301 Ran3 (passing (of time))
Ű 303 Li4 (ancient place name)
l 304 Yong1 (harmonious)
306 Qu2 (jade ring)
P 315 Yan1 (place name)
| 319 Shang4 (to esteem, aspire, still, superior , MoyGen#29 ), Sheu^ng2
321 Wen1 (lukewarm, to review), Won
324 Yan4 (late, quiet)
325 Chai2 (firewood)
£ 326 Qu2 (surname), Chu
F 327 Yan2 (gate of village)
s 330 Lian2 (even/as, join)
334 Ai4 (Artemisia vulgaris)
j 338 Gu3 (ancient, old), Koo(Hakka)
339 Yi4 (change, easy)
341 Ge1 (spear)
342 Liao4 (surname), Lew (Cantonese)
h 343 Yu3 (name of a mountain)
349 Du1 (metropolis)
350 Geng3 (bright)
354 Guo2 (nation, kingdom, country, people, state), Gok, Gauk, Gwock
355 Wen2 (literary, writing)
s 357 Guang3 (wide, vast, extensive)
359 Que4 (imperial city)
361 Ou1 (brawl)
¿ 372 Nie4 (whisper, speak softly near the ear)
373 Chao2 (surname)
378 Zi1 (backbite, wealth)
383 Rao2 (to spare)
385 Zeng1 (great-grand (father)), Tseng1 (Wade-Giles), Dong, Tsang (Cantonese) Cheng, Chng, Jeng
F 387 Sha1 (granule, hoarse/raspy, sand), Sa(Cantonese)
394 Guan1 (mountain pass, shut), Kuan1 (Wade-Giles), Kwan, Quan (Cantonese)
d 397 Zha1 (surname)
399 Jing1 (thorns/brambles)
401 You2 (to roam/travel, to swim, wandering, moving all the time)
402 Zhu2 (surname)
\ 405 Ge3 (surname)
407 Huan2 (Sapindus mukurosi)
q 410 Si1 Ma3 (an ancient title of an officer who was in charge of the armed forces of the country), Sze Ma, See Ma
ڶ 412 Ou1 Yang2 (Europe - positive (electric.), sun, bright, clear, masculine, pertaining to the world), Au-Yong, Ow-Yang
q{ 437 Si1 Tu2 (an official in charge ritual ceremony in the ancient Ruler's Court), Su-Tu, Seto(Cantonese)
c 491 Tong2 (surname), T'ung2 (Wade-Giles)
508 Di3 (the residence of a high official, lodging-house)
510 Mai4 (wheat, a general term for crops like barley, wheat and oat), Mak

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The Origin of Hundred Surnames

The Chinese surnames are traditionally placed in a certain order. They were arranged in the form of a poem that schoolchildren would memorize. The first 408 characters correspond to single character surnames that existed during the Song Dynasty. The next 60 characters correspond to 30 double character surnames of that period. Additional surnames follow.

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