Yan (surname)

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Yan is a Chinese surname. It is the romanization for several Chinese characters, e.g. "严 (嚴)", "偃", "颜 (顏)", "言", "燕", "阎 (閻)", "闫 (閆)", "鄢" in Mandarin or "甄" in Cantonese (Zhen in Mandarin).

严 (嚴)[edit]

Yan (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is a Chinese surname. It has various origins:

Notable people[edit]

  • Yen Chia-kan (born 1905–1993), President of the Republic of China
  • Yan Fu (born 1854), Chinese scholar
  • Geling Yan (born 1958), Chinese writer
  • Yim Ho (born 1952) Hong Kong film directors, leader of Hong Kong New Wave
  • Yan Jiaqi (born 1942), Chinese political scientist and dissident
  • Yan Jinxuan (born 1924), Chinese composer of The White Haired Girl
  • Yan Junqi (born 1946), Vice chairwoman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress of China
  • Yan Pei-Ming (born 1960), Chinese-born French painter
  • Yan Shimin (born 1987), Chinese rower
  • Yan Shunkai (born 1937), Chinese comedian, actor and director
  • Sophia Yan (born 1986), American classical pianist
  • Yim Wing-chun, a Chinese legendary character, often cited in Wing Chun legends as the first master of the martial art bearing her name
  • Yan Yikuan (born 1979), Chinese actor and singer

阎 (閻)[edit]

Yan (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) surname from Ji (姬) family of Zhou Dynasty, and some other surname Yan merge to Yan (閻) in the East Asian Nation.

  • Yan Weiwen (born 1957), Chinese opera singer with origins in the People's Liberation Army
  • Yan Chongnian (born 1934) Chinese historian
  • Yan Fang, Chinese softball player
  • Yan Hong, Chinese race walker
  • Yan Lianke (born 1958), Chinese writer of novels and short stories
  • Yan Sen (born 1975), Chinese table tennis player
  • Yan Shipeng (born 1987), Chinese football player
  • Yan Song (footballer) (born 1981), Chinese footballer
  • Yan Xuetong (born 1952), Dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University

闫 (閆)[edit]

Yan (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is the same as Yan (閻), only the shape of writing.

颜 (顏)[edit]

Also known as Gan or Ngan

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Unknown Chinese[edit]

Other Chinese[edit]

  • Aaron Yan (炎) (born 1986), Taiwanese Mandopop
  • Jack Yan (甄) (born 1972), Hong Kong born New Zealander publisher and businessman
  • Jerry Yan (言) (born 1977), Taiwanese actor
  • Yan Xing (artist) (鄢), Chinese artist in performance as well as installations, video and photography
  • Yan Zi (晏) (born 1984), Chinese tennis player

Burmese (ရန်ရ)[edit]

  • Yan Aung Kyaw (born 1989), Burmese footballer for Myanmar national football team
  • Yan Aung Win (born 1992), Burmese footballer for Myanmar national football team
  • Yan Naing Oo (born 1996), Burmese footballer for Myanmar national football team
  • Yan Paing (born 1983), Burmese footballer for Myanmar national football team
  • Yan Yan Chan, Burmese singer

Other languages[edit]

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Yan (延) is a Chinese surname. It has various origins:

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See also: Former Yan and Yan (state)

Yan (燕) is Chinese surname. It has various origins:


See zh:闫姓.