Liang (surname)

Liang (Romanization used in China, Chinese: ) is an East Asian surname of Chinese origin. Meaning "a beam", "a bridge", or "an elevation", or "a mast",[1] the surname is often transliterated as Leung (in Hong Kong) or Leong (in Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore) according to its Cantonese and Hakka pronunciation, Neo / Nio / Niu (Hokkien, Teochew, Hainan), or Liong (Foochow). In Indonesia, it is known as Liang or Nio. It is also common in Korea, where it is written Ryang (량) or Yang (양). In Vietnam, it's pronounced as Lương.

Liáng (梁)
Meaning"a beam", "a bridge", "an elevation", or "a mast"
Other names
Variant form(s)Leung, Leong, Lyang, Nio
Transliteration Regions
Liang China, Indonesia, Malaysia
Leung Hong Kong
Leong Macau, Malaysia, Singapore
Liong Indonesia, Foochow
Neo/Nio/Niu Hokkien, Teochew, Hainan
Ryang (량) / Yang (양) Korea
Lương Vietnam
Leang Cambodia
Diang(son, zon) Philippines
Laing United States

In 2019 it was the 22nd most common surname in Mainland China.[2] In comparison it is the 7th most common surname in Hong Kong, where it is usually written Leung or Leong.[3]


During the reign of the Zhou dynasty King Xuan of Zhou (827–782 bc), Qin Zhong set out on an expedition to subdue the peoples to the west in Central Asia. After Qin Zhong died, the King divided the area of Shang among them, the second son of Qin Zhong received the area around Liang Mountain, from which his descendants developed the surname Liang.[4][better source needed]

Notable people with the surname 梁Edit




  • Luang Wichitwathakan, born Kim Liang (金良), Thai politician, diplomat, historian, novelist, and playwright. Led committee to rename Siam to Thailand.



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 康熙字典, page: 528
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  4. ^, retrieved 31 Jan 2020
  5. ^ "Lương (họ)", Wikipedia tiếng Việt (in Vietnamese), 2019-12-03, retrieved 2019-12-17
  6. ^ "Lương Thế Vinh", Wikipedia tiếng Việt (in Vietnamese), 2019-11-03, retrieved 2019-12-17