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For the Spanish wine grape, see Ximen (grape).
西門姓 - 楷体.svg
Pronunciation Xīmén (Pinyin)
Se-mn̂g (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s) Chinese
Language(s) Chinese language
Meaning western gate
Other names
Variant(s) (Mandarin)
See also Xi (surname)

Ximen[1] (Chinese: 西门; pinyin: Xīmén) is a Chinese compound surname. Ximen literally means "west gate", the origination story says that there was a noble family in Zheng or Qi state live near the west gate, so the descents took Ximen (west gate) as their family name. As compound surnames being rare in China, some Ximen families changed their name to single surname Xi(西).

Notable people named Ximen[edit]


  1. ^ The approximate pronunciation is /ˈʃ ˈmən/.