Niu (surname)

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Niu is the pinyin romanization of several Chinese family names.

Surname Niu (梁)[edit]

Niu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáng) is a form of the surname Liang which is used in Hokkien, Teochew, and Hainan. It means "beam", "bridge", or "elevation", or "mast".

Surname Niǔ (鈕)[edit]

Niu (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Niǔ) is a Sinicised form of the Manchu clan name Niohuru, meaning "wolf".

Surname Niú (牛)[edit]

Niu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Niú) was listed 310th on the Song Dynasty list of the Hundred Family Surnames. It means "ox".

Prominent people with family name 牛[edit]

  • Consort Niu (牛昭容), a concubine said to be a power behind the throne after Emperor Shunzong of Tang suffered a stroke.
  • Niu Ben (牛犇), stage name of Chinese actor Zhang Xuejing.
  • Niu Fu (牛辅), general during the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period.
  • Niu Guannan (牛冠男), Chinese water polo player.
  • Niu Huijun (牛惠君), international football referee.
  • Niu Jianfeng (牛剑锋), Chinese bronze medallist in table tennis at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
  • Niu Jin (牛金), general during the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period.
  • Niu Xianke (牛仙客), chancellor for Emperor Xuanzong of Tang.