Hua is a common transliteration for some Chinese surnames, of which the most common ones are 華/华 (pinyin: Huà) and 花 (pinyin: Huā). The Cantonese romanizations for 華 and 花 are Wah and Fa, respectively. 華, when pronounced in the fourth tone in Mandarin, is exclusively used in the name of Mount Hua and as a surname. The usual pronunciation of 華 is huá, which literally means "prosper" and is used as a reference to the Chinese people. On the other hand, 花 literally means "flower".
Notable people with the surname Huà (华 / 華)
- Hua Gang (华岗; 華崗)
- Hua Guofeng (华国锋; 華國鋒), a Chinese politician, born as Su Zhu.
- Hua Jianmin (华建敏; 華建敏)
- Hua Luogeng (华罗庚; 華羅庚), a Chinese mathematician
- Hua Sui (华燧; 華燧; 1439–1513)
- Hua Xin (华歆; 華歆; 157–231), former official of Sun Quan and Minister of Cao Wei
- Hua Xiong (华雄; 華雄; died 191), general under Warlord Dong Zhuo
- Hua Yanjun (华彦钧; 華彥鈞; 1893–1950), a Chinese musician, also known as "Abing".
Notable fictional people with the surname Huā (花)
- Hua Mulan (花木兰; 花木蘭)
- Hua Rong (花荣; 花榮)
- Ming Hua, a villainess in the third season of Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
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