Mai (Chinese surname)

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Mak
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Mak is a Chinese surname. It is commonly transliterated as Mak in Hong Kong, based on the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese character; and is commonly transliterated as Mai in China, based on the Mandarin pronunciation. Other transliterations of the surname include Mack, Mark, Mac, and Mach. In Vietnam, the corresponding surname is Mạch.

The meaning of the Chinese character is either wheat or barley.

Mak was the 39th most common Chinese surname in the 1990 List of common Chinese surnames, but it is no longer in the top 100 list since 2006.

Notable people with the surname 麥[edit]