Wang (surname)

Wáng
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PronunciationWáng ([wǎŋ]) (Mandarin)
Wong (surname) (Hong Kong, Macau, Cantonese, Hakka)
Waan (Shanghainese)
Ong, Bong (Hokkien)
Heng (Teochew)
Uōng (Gan)
Vang, Vaj, Vaaj (Hmong)
Vương, Vong (Vietnamese)
Wang (Korean)
Heng (Thai)
Language(s)Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean
Origin
Language(s)Old Chinese
Word/NameChina
Meaning"king"[1]
Other names
Derivative(s)Vuong
Wāng
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PronunciationWāng (Mandarin)
Wong (Cantonese)
Waan (Shanghainese)
Ong, Ang (Hokkien)
Wang (Korean)
Uông (Vietnamese)
Language(s)Chinese, Vietnamese
Origin
Language(s)Chinese

Wang (ŋ/) is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surnames (Wáng) and (Wāng).

Wáng () was listed 8th on the famous Song Dynasty list of the Hundred Family Surnames; it is the most common surname in mainland China.[2]

Wāng () was 104th of the Hundred Family Surnames; it is the 58th-most-common surname in mainland China.

Romanizations

is also romanized as Wong in Hong Kong, Macau, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese; Waan or Waon in Shanghainese; Ong or Bong in Hokkien; Heng in Teochew; Uōng in Gan; Vang, Vaj, or Vaaj in Hmong; Vương or Vong in Vietnamese; Wang () in Korean; and Ō or Oh in Japanese.

is typically romanized identically, despite its distinct tone. It is also Wong in Cantonese, Ong or Ang in Hokkien, Wang () in Korean, and Ō or Oh in Japanese. However, in Vietnamese, it is written Uông.

Other Languages
español: Wang (apellido)
français: Wang (patronyme)
русский: Ван (фамилия)
suomi: Wang
svenska: Wang
українська: Ван (прізвище)