Luo or Lo refers to the Mandarin romanizations of the Chinese surnames (Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: Luó, Jyutping: Lo4) and (Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: Luò, Jyutping: Lok3). Of the two surnames, is much more common among Chinese people.

In Cantonese, 罗/羅 is usually romanized as Loh and Law, and 駱 is usually romanized as Lo. Different romanization of 駱 is also prevalent in the form of western stylised configuration such as Loc, Lock or Locke from individuals migrating to English-speaking countries.

In Teochew, 罗/羅 is most commonly transliterated as Low while in the Hokkien dialect it is romanized as Loke.

In North Korea, 羅 is transcribed as 라 (Ra) and South Korea is transcribed as 나 (Na).

In Japan, the name 駱 is pronounced as かわらげ Kawarage.

In Vietnam, the name 羅 is pronounced La and 駱 is pronounced Lạc.

DistributionEdit

Of the top 30 cities in China, 罗/羅 ranked eighth most common in Guiyang, ninth most common in Chongqing and Chengdu, and tenth most common in Changsha.[1]

Prominent peopleEdit

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  • Andrew Lo, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Lo Chen-Jung (born 1961), a retired Taiwanese left-handed baseball pitcher
  • Lo Chi Kwan (born 1981), a Hong Kong international football (soccer) player
  • Chia-Jen Lo (born 1986), a Taiwanese right-handed baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros
  • Lo Chih-an (born 1988), a Taiwanese football (soccer) player, twin brother of Lo Chih-en, from the aborigine Atayal tribe of Taiwan
  • Lo Chih-chiang (born 1970), Deputy Secretary-General to the President of the Republic of China (2012–2013)
  • Lo Chih-en (born 1988), a Taiwanese football (soccer) player, twin brother of Lo Chih-an, from the aborigine Atayal tribe of Taiwan
  • Dennis Law Sau-Yiu, Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter and director
  • Lo Elgan (1901–1997), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher
  • Gallen Lo, a Hong Kong actor and singer who primarily acts in television series
  • Luo Gan, retired Chinese politician
  • Luo Guanzhong, Chinese writer who lived during the Yuan and Ming periods
  • Him Law, Hong Kong film and television actor
  • Lo Hoi-sing (1949–2010), a Hong Kong businessman, born in a Hong Kong communist family
  • Lo Hsiang-lin (1906–1978), one of the most renowned researchers in Hakka language and culture
  • Jerry Lo (DJ Jerry, born 1972), a singer and songwriter, popular in Taiwan in the 1990s
  • Justin Lo, a singer-songwriter, actor and record producer working in Hong Kong
  • Leyan Lo (born 1985), held the world record of 11.13 seconds for the fastest Rubik's Cube solution
  • Law Kar-ying, Hong Kong actor, originally a Cantonese Opera artist
  • Lo Kuo-Chong (born 1965), a retired Taiwanese professional baseball player, now a baseball coach
  • Kuo Hui Lo (born 1985), a Taiwanese baseball player in the Seattle Mariners organization
  • Law Kwok-tai, football coach and former Republic of China (Taiwan) international footballer from Hong Kong
  • Law Lan, Hong Kong actress
  • Lo Lieh (1939–2002), a Hong Kong actor in martial-arts films
  • Lo Mang (born 1956), a Hong Kong-based veteran martial artist
  • Luo Meizhen (1885?–2013), claimant for the world's oldest person
  • Luo Ronghuan, Chinese communist military leader
  • Luo Ying-shay, Minister of Justice of the Republic of China (2013–2016)
  • Show Lo, Taiwanese actor, singer, and host
  • Steven Lo (born 1959), a Hong Kong and Macanese businessman active in the entertainment world
  • Lo Ta-yu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
  • Teddy Lo, a Hong Kong-based LED artist known for his work in the "tech-art" scene
  • Lo Tsung-lo (1898–1978), a notable Chinese botanist and plant physiologist
  • Victor Lo, GBS, OBE, JP (born 1950), the chairman and chief executive of Gold Peak Industries, Ltd. (Holdings)
  • Vincent Lo (born 1948), the chairman of Hong Kong-based Shui On Group, a building-materials and construction firm
  • Lo Wei (1918–1996), a Hong Kong film director and film actor, launched both Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan
  • Law Wing-Cheong, Hong Kong film editor, an assistant director, film director, and actor
  • Law, chuek yiu( Chinese traditional characters: 羅馬卓堯):Hong Kong male doctor and social activist, in February 2, 2020, Mr Law organised mass strike to urge the Hong Kong SAR government to close the borders with mainland China to avoid the possible severe spread of Wuhan virus.
  • Xianglin Luo (Lo Hsiang Lin), Renowned researchers in Hakka language and culture
  • Lo Hsing Han (born 1935), Burmese business tycoon
  • Na Yoon-Sun (born 1969), South Korean jazz singer
  • Luo Meiyi 罗美仪 Bonnie Loo (born 12 July 1994), Singaporean singer and actress

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  • Luo Binwang, Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty
  • Gary Locke (born 1950), American politician, former United States Ambassador to China
  • Felix Lok, Hong Kong actor
  • Wayne Lo (born 1974), a Taiwanese-American murderer

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  • Bernard Lo, a TV anchor and host on Bloomberg TV Asia
  • Beth Lo (born 1949), an American artist
  • Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, educator, chef and author of eleven cookbooks on Chinese cuisine
  • Hollie Lo (born 1993), a Canadian actress, played Karena Eng in the movie Eve and the Fire Horse
  • Jason Lo, a Malaysian music artist, music producer, DJ and entrepreneur
  • Lo Hsiao-Ting (born 1982), a Taiwanese softball player
  • Lo Wing-lok JP (1954–2015), a Hong Kong doctor and politician
  • Lormong Lo, the first Hmong American to be appointed to a city council in the U.S, in 1994
  • Martin Lo, a spacecraft trajectory expert currently working for JPL
  • Ricky Lo, entertainment writer, showbiz commentator and host of Chinese descent in the Philippines

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