Yan Name Meaning

Chinese : of uncertain origin, originating in Shaanxi province. It may be a variant of another name from the same region and pronounced the same way (see 4 below, ). Chinese : the origin of this name is closely tied up with that of Zhuang. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), many members of the ruling class of the state of Chu adopted as their surname Zhuang, the posthumously given name of a king of Chu. The name Zhuang was kept until the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220), when, to avoid a taboo on having the same name as the ruler (then Liu Zhuang), many people changed their surname from Zhuang to Yan. Chinese : from the ‘style name’ Yan. Yi Fu, a descendant of the grantee of the fief of Zhu (see Zhu 1) during the Zhou dynasty had the ‘style name’ Yan. Descendants adopted his style name as their surname. Chinese : there are two accounts of the origin of this name: one a place named Yan Village and the other Yan Town. Both places existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : variant of Zhen. Chinese : from the name of a person called Yan An from the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). Chinese : variant of Yin 1. Chinese : from the name of a state of Yan that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Americanized spelling of Jan.

List of People with Surname Yan

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 2,763 people with the surname Yan. Among these people surnamed Yan, there are nearly 595 different names, with an average of 4 people having the same name. Mei Yan, Hong Yan and Yan Yan are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Yan, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Yan, with a total of 1,063 people, and there are a total of 412 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yan, with a total of 506 people and an average of 264 different names.