Qian Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘money’. In the early part of the Zhou dynasty (1122–256 bc) lived Peng Fu, a grandson of Peng Zu, the venerable man who represents longevity in Chinese culture. He himself was a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Peng Fu became the chief financial official in an area of central China, now part of Jiangsu province. Qian, the Chinese character for ‘money’, was part of his title in this role, and was adopted by his descendants as their surname.

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List of People with Surname Qian

According to our database, there are a total of 683 people with the surname Qian. Among these people surnamed Qian, there are about 174 unique names, with an average of 3 people who have the same name. Jun Qian, Feng Qian and Wei Qian are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Qian, with 21, 21 and 20 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Qian, with a total of 214 people, and there are a total of 95 unique names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Qian, with a total of 93 people and an average of 62 unique names.