Niu Name Meaning

Chinese : this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin (1154–1123bc). Chinese : a second character pronounced Niu came into use as a surname during the Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420 ad) in Jiangsu province south of the Yangtze river. Tongan: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Qiu, Lu, Liu, Ni, Du, Qi, Im, Nie, Mou, Xin

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