Wan (surname)

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Wan (万/萬)
PronunciationWàn (Mandarin)
Man (Cantonese)
Ban (Hokkien)
Language(s)Chinese
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese
Other names
Variant(s)Man/Ban

Wan is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. It is romanized as Man in Cantonese. It is listed 162nd in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, it is the 88th most common surname in China, shared by 2.4 million people.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  2. ^ 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 2014-09-18.