Concept

Huang (surname)

Summary
Huang (ˈhwɑːŋ; ) is a Chinese surname that originally means and refers to jade people were wearing and decorating in ancient times. While Huáng is the pinyin romanization of the word, it may also be romanized as Hwang, Wong, Waan, Wan, Waon, Hwong, Vong, Hung, Hong, Bong, Eng, Ng, Uy, Wee, Oi, Oei, Oey, Ooi, Ong, or Ung due to pronunciations of the word in different dialects and languages. It is the 96th name on the Hundred Family Surnames poem. This surname is known as Hwang in Korean. In Vietnamese, the name is known as Hoàng or Huỳnh. Huang is the 7th most common surname in China. Huynh is the 5th most common surname in Vietnam. The population of Huangs in China and Taiwan was estimated at more than 35 million in 2020; it was also the surname of more than 2 million overseas Chinese, 5.7 million Vietnamese (6%), and an estimated 1 million Koreans (The 2015 census of South Korea revealed it was the surname for 697,171 South Koreans, ranked 16th). Huang is also the pinyin romanizat
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