The Top 100 Family Names

The most frequent family names in China



At the beginning of 2006, a study sponsored by the National Foundation of the Natural Sciences of China showed that for new China order of family names is as follows:

老百姓, Lǎobǎixng


1
2 wng
3 zhāng
4 li
5 chn
6 yng
7 hung
8 zho
9 zhōu
10 w
11 x
12 sūn
13 zhū
14
15 h
16 guō
17 ln
18 h
19 gāo
20 ling
21 zhng
22 lu
23 sng
24 xi
25 tng
26 hn
27 co
28
29 dng
30 dng
31 fng
32 zēng
33 chng
34 ci
35 png
36 pān
37 yun
38 y
39 dǒng
40 y
41
42 y
43
44 wi
45 jiǎng
46 tin
47 d
48 dīng
49 shěn
50 jiāng
51 fn
52 jiāng
53 f
54 zhōng
55 l
56 wāng
57 di
58 cuī
59 rn
60 l
61 lio
62 yo
63 fāng
64 jīn
65 qiū
66 xi
67 tn
68 wi
69 jiǎ
70 zōu
71 sh
72 xing
73 mng
74 qn
75 yn
76 xuē
77 hu
78 li
79 bi
80 lng
81 dun
82 hǎo
83 kǒng
84 sho
85 shǐ
86 mo
87 chng
88 wn
89 g
90 li
91
92 kāng
93 h
94 yn
95 yǐn
96 qin
97 shī
98 ni
99 hng
100 gōng

Source: chinaestday.com


YUAN Yida researcher of the Institute of gGenetics and Developmental Biology has conducted this study in 2006 over a period of two years. This research focused on 1110 counties and cities, a population of 296 million people who had 4100 surnames. The results of this research helped to establish a classification of the family names representative of new China with the 100 most common names appearing in the list above.