Shao (Chinese: 邵; pinyin: Shào; Cantonese Romanisation: Shiu; Gwoyeu Romatzyh: Shaw) is a common Chinese family name. It is the 86th most populous family name in China. It corresponds to last name So in Korean; "Thiệu" or "Thiều" in Vietnamese; and Siu, Chow, or Sho in other Chinese romanisations. The origin of the family name Shao is thought to have come from the royal lines of the Zhou Dynasty in ancient China. The King's loyal subject Duke of Shao (召公), was thought to have originated the Shao lines. The name is concentrated in southeastern and southern areas of China.
- Shao Jiayi 邵佳一 Chinese soccer player
- Shao Ning (born 1982), Chinese judoka
- Shao Tong (1994–2014), Chinese student murdered in Iowa
- The Shaw brothers:
- Shao Shuai (1998- )
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