Hao (surname)

Hao is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in Chinese characters. It is listed 77th in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.[1] As of 2008, it is the 82nd most common surname in China, shared by 2.7 million people.[2]

Hao (郝)
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PronunciationHǎo (Mandarin)
Language(s)Old Chinese
Meaninga place in modern-day Shanxi province
Other names
Variant form(s)Hau


  1. the name of a fief (located in modern Taiyuan, Shanxi) granted to Zi Qi, a person during the reign of king Di Yi during the Shang dynasty
  2. traced back to the Wuhuan people[when?]
  3. traced back to a minority ethnic group in ancient southern China.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "百家姓" [Hundred Family Surnames] (in Chinese). Guoxue. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  2. ^ "中国最新300大姓排名(2008)" [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  3. ^ Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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