Xia (surname)

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Xia (夏)
PronunciationXià (Mandarin)
Ha (Cantonese)
Language(s)Chinese
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese
MeaningSummer
Other names
Variant(s)Hsia (Taiwan), Ha
Derivative(s)Ha (Korean), Hạ (Vietnamese)

Xia is the Mandarin pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written in Chinese character. It is romanized Hsia in Wade–Giles, and Ha in Cantonese. Xia is the 154th surname in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, it is the 66th most common Chinese surname, shared by 3.7 million people.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  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 2014-09-28.