Shí (surname)

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Shi ([ʂɻ̩]) or Shih is the romanization of a Chinese surname. It means "stone." It was one of the "Nine Sogdian Surnames."[1] A 2013 study found it was the 63rd most common surname, shared by 4,550,000 people or 0.340% of the population, with Henan being the province with the most people.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Howard S.H. Shyr (石世豪), Chairperson of National Communications Commission of the Republic of China (2012–2016)
  • Jeffrey "Trump" Shih (石謙和), American Hearthstone player
  • Shi Feng (石峰), Chinese swimmer, who competed for China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • Shi Hanqing (Chinese: 石汉青), Chinese pool player and former professional snooker player
  • Shi Hongjun (石鸿俊), Chinese footballer
  • Shi Ke (石柯), Chinese footballer
  • Shi Le (石勒), a Later Zhao ruler from among the Jie
  • Shi Shen (石申), a Wei astronomer
  • Shi Shouxin (石守信), a military general in imperial China, first serving the Later Zhou during the last years of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period
  • Shi Xiaotian (石笑天), Chinese football player who currently plays for Chinese Super League
  • Shi Xin Hui (石欣卉), a Malaysian singer, who was one of the five popular new talents emerged from the Channel U's popular singing talent show, Project Superstar 2005 in Singapore
  • Shi Yao (石瑶), Chinese female ice hockey goaltender
  • Shi Zhiyong (weightlifter, born 1980) (石智勇), Chinese weightlifter, Olympic Champion during the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Shi Zhiyong (weightlifter, born 1993) (石智勇), Chinese weightlifter, Olympic Champion during the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Shi Zongyuan (石宗源), ethnic Hui, was a politician of the People's Republic of China
  • Shih Chih-wei (石志偉), Taiwanese baseball player for the Lamigo Monkeys
  • Shih Kien (石堅), Hong Kong-based Chinese actor
  • Shih Su-mei (石素梅), Taiwanese politician, Minister of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (2008-2016)


Shì in pinyin

釋 / 释Edit

Shì in pinyin

釋 is a common surname for Chinese Buddhist monks and nuns. The practice started with the monk Dao'an (312–385), who advocated that all monks and nuns adopt 釋 as their surname, from the Chinese abbreviation of Gautama Buddha's title, Shijiamounifo (釋迦牟尼佛 "Śākyamuni").

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