Tan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (Tán).

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. A Chinese surname, from Mandarin​.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hokkien (Tân). Doublet of Chen.

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. A Chinese surname, from Hokkien​.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Mandarin (Dān) Wade-Giles romanization: Tan¹.

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. Alternative form of Dan
    • 1856, Meadows, Thomas Taylor, “Military History of the Tae pings, After the Occupation of Nanking, Up to the Present Time”, in The Chinese and their Rebellions[1], London: Smith, Elder & Co., OCLC 123570644, page 175:
      The Tae ping camps commanded the Tan river which, flowing eastward, becomes further on the Wei, under which name it joins the Grand Canal at Lin tsing, on the northern side of the highest level of the Canal waters.
    • 1921, Eric Teichman, Travels of a Consular Officer in North-West China[2], Cambridge University Press, OCLC 2585746, OL 14046010M, page 214:
      As regards other possible railways in Shensi and Kansu not yet definitely projected, the most attractive is a line from the neighbourhood of Chingtzu Kuan in south-western Honan up the Tan River valley and across the Ch'inling Shan to Hsian.
    • 1923, Frits Holm, My Nestorian Adventure in China[3], Fleming H. Revell Company, OCLC 747724124, page 191:
      I was much disappointed at learning that the water was too low for navigation on the Tan river as yet, and that we would have to travel four days over the mountains to Kingtzekuan, on the border of Honan, before we should find the river navigable.
    • 1974, Edward Friedman, Backward Toward Revolution: the Chinese Revolutionary Party[4], University of California Press, published 1977, →ISBN, LCCN 73-76095, OCLC 462845168, pages 152-153:
      In mid-March 1914 the White Wolf band gathered with a number of other rural bands at Ching-tzu-kuan, a cluster of houses at a pass on the Tan river at the Honan-Shensi provincial borders.[...]
      They continued through the Tsinling mountains above the Tan river valley on a high trad under yet higher caves where villagers traditionally hide.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. A Vietnamese surname, from Vietnamese​.

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien (Tân).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. A surname, from Min Nan of Chinese origin.

Statistics[edit]

According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Tan is the most common surname in the Philippines, occurring at 532,577 individuals.

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Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tan

  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name which means "dawn, daybreak".

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