Hu Name Meaning

Chinese : from Hu, a name bestowed posthumously on Gui Man, Duke of Chen. After conquering the Shang dynasty and becoming the first king of the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc, Wu Wang searched for a descendant of the great ancient emperors to guard their memory and offer sacrifices, to help retain the mandate of heaven which was considered essential to remain in power. He found Gui Man, a descendant of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc), and granted him the region of Chen (in present-day Henan province), along with one of his daughters in marriage and the title Marquis of Chen. Gui Man was posthumously named Hu, Duke of Chen, and some of his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Chinese : from part of the name of the state of Youhu, which existed during the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc). Its residents subsequently adopted the second character of the name, Hu, as their surname. French: nickname from Old French hu ‘outcry’, ‘noise’ (the same word as gave rise to the English phrase ‘hue and cry’, which referred to a clamour raised when in pursuit of a criminal); compare Huard 2. Mexican (Maya): nickname meaning ‘iguana’.

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List of People with Surname Hu

As far as we found, there are a total of 5,307 people with the surname Hu. Among these people surnamed Hu, there are around 993 distinct names, with an average of 5 people sharing the same name. Wei Hu, Ying Hu and Bin Hu are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hu, with 45, 45 and 30 people respectively.

Additionally, Our research has shown that California has the greatest number of people surnamed Hu, with a total of 2,055 people, and there are a total of 697 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hu, with a total of 693 people and an average of 375 distinct names.