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He or Ho is the romanised transliteration of several Chinese family names. Of these family names, (Pinyin: About this sound; IPA: [xɤ̌]) is the most common at 17th (14 million, according to 2012 survey)[1] and (Traditional: ; Pinyin: Hè; IPA: [xɤ̂]) is the second most common at 71st in the list of the top 100 most common Chinese family names. Other less common family names include (Pinyin: Hé), (Pinyin: Hè), and (Pinyin: Hè).

Region of originChina
Chinese name
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabet
Chữ Hán
Korean name

A common alternative spelling of this surname is Ho, which is the Mandarin Wade-Giles romanization and the Cantonese romanization of several Chinese family names.

In Vietnam, the equivalent surname is or Ha. Not be confused with the Vietnamese surname Hồ, which is the equivalent of the Chinese surname Hu. In Korea, the equivalent surname is Ha.

The surname originates from the Ji clan of the Zhou Dynasty, and the Jiang clan of Yandi.


Char. Mandarin Cantonese
S. T. Pinyin Wade-Giles Jyutping HK Gov't
Ho2 Ho4 Ho
Ho4 Ho6 Ho
Ho2 Ho4 Ho
Ho4 Hok6
Ho4 Haak1 Hak1 Hak

Notable peopleEdit

Family name 何Edit

Science and mathematics
Filmography and entertaintment
  • He Meitian (何美钿) Hong Kong actress and former gymnast.
  • He Ping (何平) Chinese film director.
  • He Zhuoyan (何琢言), Chinese actress and singer.
  • Ho, Denise (何韻詩) Hong Kong singer, actress
  • Ho, Dennis, a Filipino actor known by his stage name Dennis Trillo.
  • Ho, Don (何大來) Hawaiian musician and entertainer.
  • Ho, Godfrey Hong Kong-based movie director best known for his "Ninja" films
  • Ho, Hoku American musician and actress
  • Ho, Josie (何超儀) singer and actress from Hong Kong
  • Ho Ping (何平) Taiwanese film director
  • Ho, Godfrey Hong Kong-based movie director best known for his "Ninja" films

Family name 贺/賀Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "China's Surnames". Retrieved 2013-11-05.

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