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Liu
SurnameLiu.svg
Liu surname in regular script
PronunciationLiú (Pinyin)
Lâu (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s)Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese
DerivationSurname of the Han Dynasty's ruling family
Other names
Variant(s)Liu (Mandarin)
Liew (Hakka)
Lau, Lao(Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew)
Lưu (Vietnamese)
Yoo (Korean)
See alsoYoo (Korean name)
 
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For other uses, see Liu (disambiguation).
Liu
SurnameLiu.svg
Liu surname in regular script
PronunciationLiú (Pinyin)
Lâu (Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Language(s)Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese
DerivationSurname of the Han Dynasty's ruling family
Other names
Variant(s)Liu (Mandarin)
Liew (Hakka)
Lau, Lao(Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew)
Lưu (Vietnamese)
Yoo (Korean)
See alsoYoo (Korean name)
See also: Lü (surname) and Yu

(Lao, Lau, Low, Lauv, Liew, Liu, Loo,Lowe, Liou or Yu) is a common Chinese family name. The Liu as transcribed in English can represent several different surnames written in different Chinese characters:

In Cantonese transliteration, 刘/劉 (Liú) is Lau, Lao is also transliteration of 刘/劉 in Min Nan and Taiwanese Minnan Chinese language, whilst Liu is a different surname, , pinyin: Liào, (Liêu in Vietnamese).

In Teochew, 刘/劉 is usually romanized as Lau, Low or Lao; 柳 is written as Lew; and 廖 is romanized as Leow or Liau.

In Hakka, 刘/劉 is most commonly transliterated as Liew while 廖 is written as Liau or Liaw. The other variants of the romanised surname Liu, i.e. 柳, 留 and 六, are uncommon among speakers of Hakka.

In Vietnamese, the name can either take the form Liễu (in northern regions), or Lưu (in central or southern regions), or Lục. A few having Vietnamese-Chinese descent use the family name Lao. The Indonesian-Chinese descent Latinise it according to Dutch pronunciation as Lauw.

Origin of Liu[edit]

劉 or 刘 (Liu, Lao, Lau, Low, Lew, Liew, Lauv,Luu, Ryu, Yu, Yoo)[edit]

留 (Liu, Lau, Low, Lauv, Yu)[edit]

柳 (Liu, Lew, Lao, Ryu, Yu)[edit]

廖 (Liao, Liu, Leow, Lia, Yu)[edit]

See also: Liao (surname)

Prominent people with the family name 刘 / 劉 (Liú, Lao or Lau)[edit]

Historical Figure[edit]


Contemporary[edit]

Prominent people with family name 柳 (Liǔ)[edit]

Liu-Imperial Surname of China(刘)[edit]

Royal house
Preceded by
Ying
Imperial Surname of All China
202 BC – 9 AD
Succeeded by
Wang
Imperial Surname of All China
23 AD – 220 AD
Succeeded by
Sima

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rich Liu - IMDB". http://www.imdb.com. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Space.com, "China Unveils Astronaut Crew, 1st Female Spaceflyer, for Saturday Launch", 15 June 2012, Clara Moskowitz

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