Liao (surname)

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Liao (Chinese: ) is a Chinese surname, most commonly found in Taiwan and Southern China. Statistics show it is among the 100 most common surnames in mainland China.

There are about 4.9 million people around China with the surname Liao, accounting for 0.37% of the Han people in China.

In Cantonese Romanization, one of the most common schemes for transliterating Cantonese, it is read as Liu. In Mandarin, the most common transliteration is "Liao." Other Romanized forms of the name include Leow, Liau, Liaw, Liauw, Leeau, Lio, Liow, Leaw, Leou, Lau, Loh, Liu, Lieu, Liew and Lew.

Notable Liao[edit]

People with the surname Liao include:

Liao Chengzhi, one of the most famous figures in China surnamed Liao