Hua (surname)

Hua is a common transliteration for some Chinese surnames, of which the most common ones are 華/华 (pinyin: Huà)[1] and 花 (pinyin: Huā). The Cantonese romanizations for 華 and 花 are Wah and Fa, respectively. 華, when pronounced in the fourth tone in Mandarin, is exclusively used in the name of Mount Hua and as a surname. The usual pronunciation of 華 is huá, which literally means "prosper" and is used as a reference to the Chinese people. On the other hand, 花 literally means "flower".

Huà (华 / 華)Edit

It is listed 28th on the Song dynasty-era Hundred Family Surnames.

  • Hua Gang (华岗; 華崗), Chinese educator.
  • Hua Guofeng (华国锋; 華國鋒), Chinese politician, born as Su Zhu.
  • Hua Jianmin (华建敏; 華建敏), Chinese politician.
  • Hua Luogeng (华罗庚; 華羅庚), Chinese mathematician.
  • Hua Sui (华燧; 華燧; 1439–1513), Chinese scholar and printer.
  • Hua Tuo (华佗; 華佗; 140-208), Chinese physician.
  • Hua Xin (华歆; 華歆; 157–231), former official of Sun Quan and Minister of Cao Wei
  • Hua Xiong (华雄; 華雄; died 191), general under Warlord Dong Zhuo.
  • Hua Yanjun (华彦钧; 華彥鈞; 1893–1950), Chinese musician, also known as "Abing".
  • Hua Chenyu (华晨宇; 華晨宇), Chinese singer and songwriter.

Huā (花)Edit

It is the 55th name on the Hundred Family Surnames poem.[2]

  • Hua Mulan (花木兰; 花木蘭), ancient Chinese legendary woman warrior.
    • According to History of Ming, her family name is Zhu (朱), while the History of Qing says it is Wei (魏).
  • Hua Rong (花荣; 花榮), fictional character in Water Margin.
  • Hua Qianfang (花千芳), writer, social commentator.


  1. ^ Meaning of Chinese names - H
  2. ^ K. S. Tom. [1989] (1989). Echoes from Old China: Life, Legends and Lore of the Middle Kingdom. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1285-9.