|surname; name of a dynasty||first emperor; Qin Shi Huang (259–210|
|simp. and trad.
Although the forms First Emperor, Shi Huangdi, and Shih Huang-ti remain more common in non-scholarly English, 秦始皇 is much more common in modern Chinese, with the non-truncated forms only appearing in scholarly or historical works.
The personal names 嬴政 and the rare hypercorrections 趙政／赵政 are anachronisms: Chinese of the period generally employed their 姓 (ancestral names), 氏 (clan names), and 名 (given names) separately and not in the compound form of modern Chinese.