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Liu Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Liu is of Chinese origin.

The meaning of Liu is "flowering".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Liu Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Liu has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Liu to other names.


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Other Tidbits

Liu falls into the flower name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Liu in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Liu.

Just for fun, see the name Liu in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Liu in Nautical Flags page.

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Traditionally, Chinese given names have one or two characters, and are written AFTER the family name. Sometimes the first character of a Chinese given name is a generation name, a name shared by all members of a particular generation within an extended family.

Males are often given names which are linked to strength and firmness and females to names associated with beauty and flowers. Chinese children are never named after a famous person or an elder in the family as this is considered offensive.

Full names are used to address someone informally, and a salutation along with the family name is used to address someone formally. For example, Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets would be addressed as Yao Ming informally and Mr. Yao formally.

Some Chinese people who emigrate to or do business in Western nations, reverse the order of their names as a way of Westernizing their names. For example the cellist and composer Yo-Yo Ma, whose family name is Ma.