Huang (surname)

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Huang or Hwang
Family name
Chinese character representing Huang

Huáng (Mandarin)
Hwang (Korean)
Huỳnh or Hoàng (Vietnamese)
N̂g, Ung or Ooi (Hûiⁿ) (Hokkien and Teochew)
Wong (Cantonese)

Wee (Hainanese)
Meaning Gold
Region of origin China
Language(s) of origin Chinese

Huang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is a Chinese surname that means "Yellow". While Huáng is the pinyin romanisation of the word, it may also be romanised as Hwang, Huong, Houang, Hoang, Wong, Hwong, Vong, Hung, Hong, Bong, Eng, Ng, Uy, Wee, Oi, Oei, Oey, or Ooi, Ong, or Ung due to pronunciations of the word in different dialects and languages.
This surname is known as Hwang in Korean. In Vietnam, the name is known as Hoàng or Huỳnh.

Huang is the 7th most common surname in China.[1] 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).[2]



Huang (simplified Chinese: 黄; traditional Chinese: 黃) is a Chinese surname that means "gold". 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.

Historical Figures[edit]

  • qin shi huang

Modern Figures[edit]

  • Huang Baitao 黄百韬 (1900–1948), Chinese Nationalist general active in the Second Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War, for which he was twice awarded the Order of Blue Sky and White Sun, the highest honor a Chinese commander can achieve
  • Huang Binhong 黄宾虹 (1865-1955), Chinese art historian and literati painter
  • Huang Bingxuan 黄秉璇 Wong Peng Soon (1918–1996), Chinese Malaysian badminton player who reigned as a top player in Malaya from the 1930s to the 1950s
  • Huang Chuangshan 黃創山 Keeree Kanjanapas (born 1950), Thailand-based entrepreneur with extensive business interests in mass transit and real estate in the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Huang Chunming 黃春明 (born 1935), Taiwanese literary figure and teacher
  • Huang Chunping 黄春平 (born 1938), Chief commander of rocket system of China's Manned Space Program, deputy chief commander of the Jiuquan Space Launch Center, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
  • Huang Dehui 黄德輝 Wong Doc-Fai (born 1948), Internationally recognized master of Choy Li Fut kung fu and T'ai chi ch'uan
  • Huang Fa 黃发 Ung Huot (born 1945), Former Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • Huang Fu 黃郛 (1883–1936), Former Premier and Acting President of Republic of China
  • Huang Gencheng 黄根成 Wong Kan Seng (born 1946), Former Deputy Primer Minister of Singapore
  • Huang Hongfa 黃宏發 Andrew Wong (born 1943), Last president of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong during British rule and the only person of Chinese ethnicity to have served in the position during British rule
  • Huang Huahua 黃華華 (born 1946), Former Governor of Guangdong Province, China
  • Huang Huixiang 黄惠祥 Michael Bambang Hartono (born 1941), Chinese Indonesian tobacco billionaire
  • Huang Huizhong 黄惠忠 Robert Budi Hartono (born 1940), Chinese Indonesian tobacco billionaire
  • Huang Jiguang 黄继光 (1931–1952), Highly decorated Chinese soldier during the Korean War
  • Huang Jiading 黃家定 Ong Ka Ting (born 1956), President of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Minister of Housing and Local Government & Acting Minister of Health of Malaysia
  • Huang Jianguo 黄建国 Christianto Wibisono (born 1945), Prominent Chinese Indonesian business analyst in Indonesia
  • Huang Jianxiang 黄健翔 (born 1968), Renowned sports commentator in China
  • Huang Jie 黃杰 Huang Chieh (1902–1995), Kuomintang general from Hunan and Minister of Defense of Republic of China
  • Huang Jinhui 黄金辉 Wee Kim Wee (1915–2005), Former President of the Republic of Singapore
  • Huang Jinshao 黃錦紹 Delbert E. Wong (1920–2006), First Chinese-American judge in the continental United States
  • Huang Ju 黄菊 (1938–2007), Former Vice Premier of China
  • Huang Kan 黃侃 (1886–1935), Chinese philologist and revolutionary
  • Huang Kecheng 黄克诚 (1902–1986), Senior general in the People's Liberation Army
  • Huang Kun 黄昆 (1919–2005), Renowned physicist in solid-state physics. The Born–Huang approximation is partially named after him.
  • Huang Liushuang 黃柳霜 (1905–1961), First Chinese-American movie star and first Asian-American actress to gain international recognition
  • Huang Menzan 黄门赞 Mun Charn Wong (1918–2002), Chinese-American businessman and first Chinese-American fighter pilot
  • Huang Mengfu 黄孟复 (born 1944), Vice chairman of the China People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
  • Huang Minlon 黄鸣龙 (1898–1979), Renowned Chinese organic chemist and pharmaceutical scientist; pioneer and founder of modern pharmaceutical industries in China. The "Huang Modification" or "Huang-Minlon Modification" is named after Huang Minglon. It was the first time that a Chinese name appeared in an organic chemical reaction.
  • Huang Nubo 黄怒波 (born 1956), Chinese real estate developer, entrepreneur, poet and billionaire
  • Huang Peiqian 黃培謙 Puey Ungpakorn (1916–1999), Thai bureaucrat who played a central role in the shaping of Thailand's economic development and in the strengthening of its system of higher education
  • Huang Qiyao 黄齐耀 Tyrus Wong (born 1910), Chinese-American painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker
  • Huang Qingchang 黄庆昌 Wee Kheng Chiang (1890–1978), Singaporean businessman and founder of United Overseas Bank(UOB)
  • Huang Renxun 黄仁勋 Jen-Hsun Huang (born 1963), Co-founder, president and CEO of Nvidia Corporation
  • Huang Renyu 黃仁宇 Ray Huang (1918–2000), Chinese historian and philosopher, best known in his later years for the idea of macro history
  • Huang Rongting 黄荣庭 Ng Eng Teng (1934–2001), Singaporean Sculptor
  • Huang Ruyou 黄如佑 Loke Yew (1845–1917), Famous businessman and philanthropist in British Malaya. He was regarded as the richest man in British Malaya during his time.
  • Huang Shande 黃善德 Huang Sian Teh (born 1919), Taiwanese martial artist and former Army general
  • Huang Shaogu 黃少谷 Huang Shao-ku (1901–1996), Former Vice Premier of Republic of China
  • Huang Shengyi 黄圣依 (born 1983), Chinese actress
  • Huang Shun Liang 黃淳樑 Wong Shun Leung (1935–1997), Chinese martial artist in Wing Chun kung fu
  • Huang Tianxi 黄天喜 Thian Hee (1848–1925), Prominent military doctor, influential merchant and founder of the illustrious Sarasin Family in the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Huang Tingfang 黄廷芳 Ng Teng Fong (1928 – 2010), Singaporean real estate tycoon
  • Huang Wenbo 黃聞波 Boonchu Rojanastien (1921–2007), Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Huang Xianzhong 黄献中 (born 1947), General in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China, and the current political commissar of the PLA Shenyang Military Region
  • Huang Xiaojing 黄小晶 (born 1946), Governor of Fujian Province, China
  • Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明 (born 1977), Chinese actor
  • Huang Xinxiang 黄馨祥 Patrick Soon-Shiong (born 1952), South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor at University of California at Los Angeles
  • Huang Xing 黄兴 (1874–1916), Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, and the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China
  • Huang Xingguo 黄兴国 (born 1954), Mayor of Tianjin, China
  • Huang Xingxian 黃性賢 Huang Sheng Shyan (1910–1992), Kung fu and t'ai chi master
  • Huang Xuhua 黄旭华, Chief designer of Chinese nuclear submarines
  • Huang Yafu 黄亚福 Wong Ah Fook (1837–1918), Chinese immigrant, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who left an indelible imprint on the state of Johor in present-day Malaysia
  • Huang Yanpei 黃炎培 (1878–1965), Chinese educator, industrialist, politician, and founding pioneer of the China Democratic League
  • Huang Yanyan 黄燕燕 Ng Yen Yen (born 1946), Malaysian politician, Former Minister of Tourism in the Malaysian Cabinet and Current Vice-President of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
  • Huang Yicong 黄亦聪 Eka Tjipta Widjaja (born 1923), Chinese Indonesian billionaire
  • Huang Yijing 黃以靜 Flossie Wong-Staal (born 1947), Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist. She was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes, a major step in proving that HIV is the cause of AIDS.
  • Huang Yishan 黃易山 Yishan Wong, CEO of Reddit, co-founder at Mountain View coworking space Sunfire Offices, and advisor at Quora, an online knowledge market
  • Huang Yingxian 黄英贤 Penny Wong (born 1968), Australian politician who represents South Australia and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
  • Huang Yonghong 黄永宏 Ng Eng Hen (born 1958), Minister of Defence of Singapore
  • Huang Yongsheng 黄永胜 (1910–1983), General of the China's People's Liberation Army
  • Huang Yuanyong 黃遠庸 (1885–1915), Renowned Chinese author and journalist during the late Qing dynasty and early Republic of China
  • Huang Yuetai 黄岳泰 Arthur Wong, Nine time Hong Kong Film Awards-winning cinematographer, actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director
  • Huang Zhan 黄沾 Wong Jim (1940–2004), Renowned lyricist and writer
  • Huang Zhelun 黄哲伦 David Henry Hwang (born 1957), Chinese-American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter, as well as a theater professor
  • Huang Zhexian 黃哲賢 Wong Jeh Shyan (born 1964), Former CEO of CommerceNet Singapore, and co-founder and CEO of Ecommerce Gateway Pte. Ltd.
  • Huang Zhixian 黄志贤 Che Yin Wong (born 1959), Successful businessman and philanthropist from Hong Kong, China, and founder and chairman of Kong Fung International Group
  • Huang Zhixiang 黄志祥 Robert Ng (born 1952), Chairman of Hong Kong property development conglomerate Sino Group and Singaporean real estate billionaire
  • Huang Zhonghan 黄仲涵 Oei Tiong Ham (1866–1924), Chinese Indonesian businessman
  • Huang Zhi Wei 黄志玮 Jerry Huang Zhi Wei, 21-st Century Taiwanese Actor/Model
  • Huang Zi 黄自 Huang Tzu (1904–1938), Chinese musician of the early 20th century
  • Huang Zihua 黃子華 Dayo Wong (born 1960), Hong Kong stand-up comedian, actor, presenter, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter who is the pioneer of stand-up comedy in Hong Kong
  • Huang Zitao 黄子韬 Tao (born 1993), Rapper, singer, dancer, and martial arts expert of the Chinese-South Korean boy band EXO
  • Huang Zongren 黄宗仁 Wee Chong Jin (1917–2005), Judge and the first Chief Justice of Singapore
  • Huang Zongzhan 黃宗霑 James Wong Howe (1899–1976), Chinese-American cinematographer
  • Huang Zuyao 黄祖耀 Wee Cho Yaw (born 1929), Singaporean businessman and the current Chairman of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) and United Industrial Corporation(UIC) in Singapore


Main article: Hwang (Korean name)

Hwang (Hangul : 황) 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


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.[5] 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
Notable people with family name Huỳnh

Fictional Characters with Surname Huang[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meaning of Chinese names - H
  2. ^ "Huang". Archived from the original on Feb 6, 2008. Retrieved 2005-12-15. 
  3. ^ Williams, David E (July 19, 2006). "Google's unknown artist has huge following". CNN. Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  4. ^ Yi, Jong-seong (2006-04-14). "이동국, '제2의 황선홍'이 되어줬으면". Daum Media. Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  5. ^ Lê Trung Hoa (2005). Họ và tên người Việt Nam, Hà Nội, Việt Nam: NXB Khoa học Xã hội

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