Lu (surname)

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Lu is the pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of several distinct Chinese surnames that are written with different characters in Chinese. Depending on the character, it may be spelled , , or when pinyin tone diacritics are used. Lu 卢 and Lu 陆 are the most common: both are among the 100 most common surnames in China.[1] Languages using the Latin alphabet do not distinguish among the different Chinese surnames, rendering them all as Lu.

List of surnames romanized as Lu[edit]

  • Lú 卢/盧 (2nd tone), the 52nd most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "black".
  • Lù 陆/陸 (4th tone), the 61st most common surname in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "land".
  • Lǔ 鲁/魯 (3rd tone), the 115th most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "rude" or "foolish", but the name originated from the ancient State of Lu.
  • Lù 路 (4th tone), the 116th most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "road".
  • Lú 芦/蘆 (2nd tone), the 140th most common surname in China.[2] The character also means "reed".
  • Lù 禄/祿 (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "salary".
  • Lù 逯 (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "leaving without reason".
  • Lù 鹿 (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "deer".

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The surname Lü 吕/呂 ("Lui" in Cantonese) is often romanized as Lu (also Lv and Lyu) when input of the umlaut is not possible.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 最新版百家姓排行榜出炉:王姓成中国第一大姓 [Latest surname ranking: Wang is the number one surname in China]. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). 2013-04-15. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h 中国最新300大姓排名(2008) [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  3. ^ ""吕"字有了正式英文名"LYU"". Sina (in Chinese). 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2014-02-11.