Mao (surname)

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Mao/毛, 茅 etc.

Mao is the romanization of several Chinese family names, including common names 毛 (Máo), 茅 (Māo) and some rare names (Máo), (Máo), (Mào) etc.

originated from Ji (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), the clan name of Zhou Dynasty. 毛 is the 106th surname in the Hundred Family Surnames, and ranks 87th largest number of people with this surname in China (2007).[1]

is the 119th surname in Hundred Family Surnames.[2]

Notable people surnamed Mao[edit]



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  • Angela Mao, Taiwanese actress
  • Mao Dun, pen name of a Chinese writer
  • Mao Yisheng, a Chinese structural engineer.
  • Mao Yushi, a Chinese economist, nephew of Mao Yisheng, critic of Mao Zedong.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] 新百家姓排名:86
  2. ^ 茅姓 一、姓氏源流 茅(Máo)姓源出有一: