He Name Meaning

Chinese : from a southern pronunciation of the name of the state of Han (in present-day Shaanxi province), which existed during the early stages of the Western Zhou dynasty (1122–771 bc). This was the fief of a younger brother of Cheng Wang, second king of the Zhou dynasty (see Han). When the state of Han was later annexed by the state of Jin, the members of the royal family scattered. Those descendants who settled further south, in the area of the Yangtze and Huai rivers, found that the character for Han was pronounced He in this area, and so changed their name to a character more widely pronounced He. Chinese : during the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 ad), members of the Qing clan needed to change their surname, as Qing was the name of the emperor’s father and so they were not permitted to use this name. They decided on he, which like qing means ‘celebrate’. In modern Chinese these two characters have been compounded into one word, qinghe, which also means ‘celebrate’. Chinese : from a word meaning ‘and’ in modern Chinese, which was part of the title Xihe ‘astrologer’. Members of the He clan held this hereditary position and adopted their surname from the title.

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List of People with Surname He

As far as we found, there are a total of 2,777 people with the surname He. Among these people surnamed He, there are around 502 distinct names, with an average of 5 people sharing the same name. Ying He, Xiao He and Feng He are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed He, with 52, 45 and 33 people respectively.

Additionally, Our research has shown that California has the greatest number of people surnamed He, with a total of 899 people, and there are a total of 318 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname He, with a total of 499 people and an average of 230 distinct names.