Tian (surname)

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Tián () is 34th most common Chinese surname. An alternative transliteration of "田" from Cantonese is Tien. It appeared in the Hundred Family Surnames text from the early Song Dynasty.

The same character is Jeon in Korean hanja and is 16th most common in South Korea.

People[edit]

  • Tian Bingyi (born 1963), Chinese men's badminton player and 1992 Olympic medallist
  • Tian Bu (785–822), military general of the Chinese Tang dynasty
  • Tian Chengping (born 1945), Chinese communist politician
  • Tian Chengsi (705–779), military general of the Chinese rebel state Yan
  • Tian Dan (fl. 300 BC), military general during ancient China's Warring States period
  • Tian Feng (died 200), advisor to Yuan Shao during the late Han Dynasty
  • Tian Fengshan (born 1940), Chinese communist official
  • Tian Han (1898–1968), Chinese revolutionary lyricist and playwright
  • Tian Hongzheng (764–821), military general during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Houwei (born 1992), Chinese men's badminton player
  • Tian Huaijian (fl. 800), military general during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Ji (fl. 300 BC), military general of the Qi state during the early Warring States period
  • Tian Jia (born 1981), Chinese female beach volleyball player
  • Tian Ji'an (781 or 782–812), military general during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Jianxia (born 1986), Chinese men's handball player
  • Tian Jiyun (born 1929), Chinese communist politician
  • Tian Jun (858–903), warlord during the late Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Jun (rower) (born 1982), Chinese male rower
  • Tian Kai (died 199), Chinese official in Qing Province during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Kehan, honorific name used to refer to various Chinese leaders
  • Tian Liang (rower) (born 1986), Chinese female Olympic rower
  • Tian Liang (diver) (born 1979), Chinese male diver and two-time Olympic champion
  • Tian Liming (born 1955), Chinese painter and artist
  • Tian Lingzi (died 893), eunuch during the reign of Emperor Xizong of Tang
  • Tian Pengfei (born 1987), Chinese male snooker player
  • Tian Qing (born 1986), Chinese women's badminton player
  • Tian Songyao (1888–1975), Chinese warlord of the Sichuan clique and later Kuomintang general
  • Tian Tian (chess player) (born 1983), Chinese female chess grandmaster
  • Tian Wang, honorific name used to refer to various Chinese leaders
  • Tian Xiusi (born 1950), Chinese communist politician and military general
  • Tian Xu, military general during the late Chinese Han Dynasty
  • Tian Xu (Tang Dynasty) (764–796), military general during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Ye (born 1982), male Chinese cross-country skier and biathlete
  • Tian Ye (footballer) (born 1972), Chinese former football goalkeeper
  • Tian Yi (1534–1605), Ming Dynasty court eunuch
  • Tian Yu (171-252), military general of the state of Cao Wei
  • Tian Yue (751–784), military general during the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • Tian Yunzhang (born 1945), Chinese calligrapher and academic
  • Tian Yuan (singer) (born 1985), Chinese musician and actress
  • Tian Yuan (table tennis) (born 1975), Chinese-Croatian table tennis player
  • Tian Yuan (weightlifter) (born 1993), Chinese female weightlifter
  • Tian Yumei (born 1965), Chinese former sprint athlete
  • Tian Zhen (born 1966), Chinese rock singer
  • Tian Zhuangzhuang (born 1952), Chinese film director and producer

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Tian Hu, antagonist in the Water Margin

See also[edit]