|Huang or Hwang|
Chinese character representing Huang
|Region of origin||China|
|Language(s) of origin||Chinese|
Huang (simplified Chinese: 黄; traditional Chinese: 黃) is a Chinese surname that means "yellow". While Huáng is the pinyin romanisation of the word, it may also be romanised as Huong, Houang, Hoang, Wong, Hwong, Vong, Hung, Hong, Bong, Eng, Ng, Uy, Wee, Oi, Oei, Oey, or Ooi, Ong, Hwang, or Ung due to pronunciations of the word in different dialects and languages.
This surname is known as Hwang in Korean. And Hoàng or Huỳnh is a surname in Vietnamese of Huang, however the latter is often used by the ethnic Chinese in Vietnam.
Huang is the 7th most common surname in China. The population of Huangs in China and Taiwan was estimated at more than 29 million in 2000; it was also the surname of more than 2 million overseas Chinese, 4.3 million Vietnamese (5.1%), and an estimated 1 million Koreans (The 2000 census of South Korea revealed it was the surname for 644,294 South Koreans, ranked 17th).
- Huang, used in Mandarin
- Hwang, used in Korean
- Huỳnh or Hoàng, used in Vietnamese
- Vong, anglicized from Chinese, used in Vietnamese
- Ng, Ung, Wee or Ooi, used in Minnan
- Ng, used in Teochew
- Wong, used in Cantonese and Wu
- Oei or Oey, used in Indonesia
- Ooi in Hokkien language and Penang
Huang (simplified Chinese: 黄; traditional Chinese: 黃) is a Chinese surname that means "yellow". Huang is the 7th most common surname in China. The population of Huangs in China and Taiwan was estimated at more than 29 million in 2000.
List of Notable People with the surname Huang
- Huang Chao (? – AD 884), Tang dynasty. Leader of peasant rebellion army
- Huang Chunsen, Chinese ski mountaineer
- Huang Chuping, also known as Wong Tai Sin, a Taoist deity
- Frank Huang, American violinist born in China
- Huang Gai, General of Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period
- Huang Gongwang (1269–1345), Yuan Dynasty. Famous painter
- Helen Huang (Born 1982), classical pianist and former child prodigy
- Huang Huahua 黃華華 (born 1946), former governor of Guangdong Province
- Ray Huang 黃仁宇 a Chinese historian and philosopher, best known in his later years for the idea of macro history.
- Jen-Hsun Huang 黃仁勳, co-founder of Nvidia Corporation
- Huang Jiading (Ong Ka Ting) 黃家定, President of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Minister of Housing and Local Government & Acting Minister of Health of Malaysia.
- Wong Jim 黃霑(1940–2004), lyricist and writer
- Huang Jianxiang, football commentator
- Huang Jinhui (Wee Kim Wee) (1915–2005). Former president of the Republic of Singapore.
- Huang Ju (黄菊), former vice premier of China
- Huang Kun (1919–2005), physicist
- Huang Qiaoshan (AD 871 – 953), Vice-Minister of Works of Tang dynasty.
- Huang Senping (Ming Dynasty), better known as Ong Sum Ping, son-in-law of Sultan Muhammad Shah, the first Muslim ruler of the Sultanate of Brunei.
- Huang Sheng Shyan, also known as Huang Hsing-hsien (WG) or Huáng Xìngxián (py), a kung fu and t'ai chi master.
- Huang Shengyi, a Chinese actress.
- Huang Shougong (AD 629 – 712), Founder of the famous Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou, China.
- Huang Tingjian (1045–1105), Famous poet and calligrapher
- Huang Xie, Lord of Chunshen, Prime Minister of the state of Chu during the Warring States period
- Huang Xiang (AD 53 – 117), Han dynasty. A noted filial son in Chinese history.
- Huang Xiaojing, Governor of Fujian Province
- Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary
- Huang Xun, General of Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period
- Huang Yueying, the wife of Three Kingdoms chancellor Zhuge Liang
- Emma Hwang (born Yu-liang Hwang), scientist and aquanaut
- Huang Zhexian (Wong Jeh Shyan), CEO of CommerceNet Singapore
- Huang Zhong, General of Shu Han Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period
- Huang Zongxi (1610–1695), Philosopher during Ming-Qing dynasties
- David Henry Hwang, Chinese-American playwright
- Huang Zitao, Better known as Tao. Rapper, singer, dancer, and martial arts expert of the Chinese-South Korean boy band EXO.
Hwang is a common Korean family name. Hwang is the equivalent of the Chinese surname Huang. Hwangs make up roughly 1.5% of the Korean population; the 2000 South Korean census found 644,294 in that country. Hwang Rak is the envoy of China during the Han Dynasty. He was shipping from China to Vietnam in AD 28. But the ship had struggled against the wind and waves in the sea. In this Result, Hwang Rak had drifted the sea. Finally, He was arrived Korea during the Silla Dynasty. This place is PyeongHae-Gun(大韓民國 慶尙北道 平海郡), GyeongSang-BukDo, Korea. He is naturalized as a Silla citizen. He also becomes a progenitor of Hwang in Korea.
List of Notable People with the surname Hwang
- Hwang Hui, 14th century royal prime minister (영의정, 領議政) during the rule of Taejong and Sejong the Great of the Joseon Dynasty.
- David Henry Hwang, US American playwright (b. 1957)
- Dennis Hwang, Korean American graphic artist
- Chung Soon Fwhang O'Dwyer and Duk Soon Fwhang—Korean painters; two sisters born in the 1930 and who emigrated to the United States in the 1950s to avoid political persecution
- Hwang Chansung - the member of a popular South Korean boy band 2PM
- Hwang Jang Lee - South Korean martial artist and film actor
- Hwang Jin-i, a legendary kisaeng of the Joseon Dynasty
- Hwang Jin-Woo, South Korean auto racing driver
- Hwang Jung-Oh - South Korean judoka
- Hwang Sae-Jun - South Korean Celeb
- Hwang Mi-ri, South Korean manhwa artist
- Sang Hwang, Korean American politician in Florida
- Hwang Sun-Hong - South Korean football player
- Hwang Sun-won, South Korean author and a defining figure of modern Korean literature
- Hwang Sok-yong, South Korean author
- Hwang Young-Cho, South Korean athlete
- Tim (singer), Timothy Youngmin Hwang, a Korean American singer
- Tiffany Hwang (Hwang Mi-Young), birth name Stephanie, a Korean American singer, a member of girl group, Girls' Generation
- Dr. Goldfield Hwang, Toronto health store owner & herbalist often seen on the reality program Kenny vs. Spenny
- Lexy (singer), a South Korean singer
- Hwang Yu-mi, badminton player
- Hwang Kwang Hee, South Korean singer of ZE:A
- Hwang Jang-yop, former North Korean politician and North Korean defector to South Korea
- Whang Bo-ryung, a Korean rock musician, also Bowhang
- Hwang Minhyun, a South Korean singer, member of NU'EST
- Hwang Chansung, South Korean singer of 2PM
- Tia Hwang, member of an idol group called Chocolat (band)
- Hwang Woo-Suk, a discredited South Korean biomedical scientist.
The Vietnamese versions of this surname are Hoàng and Huỳnh. According to Lê Trung Hoa, a Vietnamese scholar, approximately 5.1 percent of Vietnamese people have this surname. The original form of this surname was Hoàng. But in southern Vietnam, Hoàng was ordered to be changed (excluding the Hoàng Trọng family) to Huỳnh due to a naming taboo with the name of Lord Nguyễn Hoàng .
- Notable people with family name Hoàng
- Hoàng Ngũ Phúc, a 17th-century military commander of Trịnh Lords.
- Hoang Cao Khai, a mandarin of Nguyễn Dynasty.
- Hoàng Kế Viêm, a mandarin of Nguyễn Dynasty.
- Hoang Cam, a Vietnamese musician.
- Hoàng Văn Chí
- Hoang Anh Tuan
- Hoàng Cơ Minh
- Hoàng Thị Tuân
- Hoàng Khánh Ngọc
- Hoang Trung Hai
- Hoang Van Hoan
- Hoang Xuan Lam
- Notable people with family name Huỳnh
- Alex Huynh
- Carol Huynh
- Huỳnh Công Út
- Huynh Phu So
- Huynh Quang Thanh
- Huynh Sanh Thong
- Huỳnh Tấn Phát
- Huynh Van Cao
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- Huang Genealogy
- Origin and Development of the Huang Surname Clan
- Huang Surname Research(in Chinese)
- A personal site on the family name Wong (in English)
- Huang Family of Zhongshan (in Chinese)
- Huang Forum (in Chinese)
- Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home provides a detailed look at a Huang family residence built during the late Qing dynasty and occupied for over 200 years.