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, Lǎobǎixìng


1
2 wáng
3 zhāng
4 liú
5 chén
6 yáng
7 huáng
8 zhào
9 zhōu
10
11
12 sūn
13 zhū
14
15
16 guō
17 lín
18
19 gāo
20 liáng
21 zhèng
22 luó
23 sòng
24 xiè
25 táng
26 hán
27 cáo
28
29 dèng
30 dòng
31 féng
32 zēng
33 chéng
34 cài
35 péng
36 pān
37 yuán
38
39 dǒng
40
41
42
43
44 wèi
45 jiǎng
46 tián
47
48 dīng
49 shěn
50 jiāng
51 fàn
52 jiāng
53
54 zhōng
55
56 wāng
57 dài
58 cuī
59 rèn
60
61 liào
62 yáo
63 fāng
64 jīn
65 qiū
66 xià
67 tán
68 wéi
69 jiǎ
70 zōu
71 shí
72 xióng
73 mèng
74 qín
75 yán
76 xuē
77 hóu
78 léi
79 bái
80 lóng
81 duàn
82 hǎo
83 kǒng
84 shào
85 shǐ
86 máo
87 cháng
88 wàn
89
90 lài
91
92 kāng
93
94 yán
95 yǐn
96 qián
97 shī
98 niú
99 hóng
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.