Yao (surname)

Yao (zh-cp|c=姚|p=Yáo) is one of the most ancient Chinese surnames. It is usually romanised as Yiu in Cantonese. It is ranked 101st in the Hundred Family Surnames, and as the 41st most common surname in Mainland China. [zh icon [http://news.xinhuanet.com/society/2007-04/24/content_6021482.htm 公安部统计分析显示:王姓成为我国第一大姓 ] ]

Prominent people

* Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a Chinese computer scientist and A.M. Turing Award laureate.
* Yao Ming, a Chinese professional basketball player in NBA
* Yao Wenyuan, member of the Gang of Four


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