Lan (surname 兰)

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Lan (兰/蘭)
Pronunciation Lán (Mandarin)
Language(s) Chinese
Origin
Language(s) Old Chinese
Meaning Orchid

Lan is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. As of 2008, it is the 154th most common surname in China, shared by 840,000 people.[1] Lan 蘭 is not listed in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[2]

Notable people

References

  1. 中国最新300大姓排名(2008) (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-10-28. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "百家姓" (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-10-28. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>