Lu (surname)
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Lu Surname

Lu is the pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization of several distinct Chinese surnames that are written with different characters in Chinese. Depending on the character, it may be spelled , L?, or when pinyin tone diacritics are used. Lu ? and Lu ? are the most common: both are among the 100 most common surnames in China.[1] Languages using the Latin alphabet do not distinguish among the different Chinese surnames, rendering them all as Lu.

List of surnames romanized as Lu

  • Lú ?/? (2nd tone), the 52nd most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "black".
  • Lù ?/? (4th tone), the 61st most common surname in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "land".
  • L? ?/? (3rd tone), the 115th most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "rude" or "foolish", but the name originated from the ancient State of Lu.
  • Lù ? (4th tone), the 116th most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "road".
  • Lú ?/? (2nd tone), the 140th most common surname in China.[2] "Lo" in Cantonese. The character also means "reed".
  • Lù ?/? (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "salary".
  • Lù ? (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "leaving without reason".
  • Lù ? (4th tone), not among the top 300 surnames in China.[2] "Luk" in Cantonese. The character also means "deer".

The surname Lü ?/? ("Lui" in Cantonese) is often romanized as Lu (also Lv and Lyu) when input of the umlaut is not possible.[3]

People surnamed "Lu" with unknown character

  • Kelsey Lu, Kelsey McJunkins, known professionally as Kelsey Lu, is a singer, songwriter and cellist based in Los Angeles, California.
  • Jessica Lu, American actress, model, and spokesperson
  • Margaret Lu, Filipino-born American fencer
  • Fanny Lu, stage name of Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura (born February 8, 1973), Colombian singer, songwriter
  • Lu Di (born 1975) Chinese swimmer

Related names

  • Roh or Noh: a common Korean surname derived from Lú ?/?.
  • Yuk, a Korean surname derived from Lù ?/?.
  • L?c, a Vietnamese surname derived from Lù ?/?.

See also

References

  1. ^ : [Latest surname ranking: Wang is the number one surname in China]. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). 2013-04-15. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h ?300?(2008) [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved .
  3. ^ ""?""LYU"". Sina (in Chinese). 2012-10-11. Retrieved .

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