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Yuan may refer to:


  • Yuan (currency), the basic unit of currency in historic and contemporary China and Taiwan
    • Renminbi, the current currency used in China, whose basic unit is yuan
    • New Taiwan dollar, the current currency used in Taiwan, whose basic unit is yuán in Mandarin
    • Manchukuo yuan, the unit of currency that was used in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo

Governmental organ[edit]

  • "Court", the name for a kind of institution.

In the government of the Republic of China:



People and languages[edit]

  • Yuan (surname), the transliteration of a number of Chinese family names (e.g. 袁, 元, 苑, 原, 源, 爰)
  • Thai Yuan, a people of Northern Thailand
    • Yuan language, commonly known as Northern Thai language, language of the Thai Yuan people


  • Yu'an District, in Anhui, China
  • Yuan River (沅江 or 沅水), one of the four largest rivers in Hunan, a tributary of the Yangtze River


  • Yuanfen (缘分), Chinese or Buddhist concept that means the predetermined principle that dictates a person's relationships and encounters


Traditional Chinese medicine[edit]

In fictional use[edit]

See also[edit]