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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The dynasty that ruled much of Manchuria and northeastern China from 947 to 1125

Notable Persons Named Liao

Amber An is a model, singer, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Amber was given the name Liao Ching-ling on September 18th, 1985 in Taichung.


Liao was born on October 5th, 1987 in Xiantao.


Liao Shaohua is a Communist Party Secretary of Zunyi, Party Secretary of Qiandongnan Miao, Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Mayor of Liupanshui, Communist Party Secretary ofZunyi, and Party Secretary ofQiandongnan Miao. Liao was born in 1960 in Suining.



Liao Lisheng is a soccer player for the Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., Meixian Hakka F.C., China national under-23 football team, and China national football team. Liao was born on April 29th, 1993 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.


Liao Zhongkai is an Executive Committee of the Kuomintang, Minister of Finance of the Kuomintang, Executive Committee of theKuomintang, and Minister of Finance of theKuomintang. Liao was born on April 23rd, 1877 in San Francisco.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Liao

James Hiroyuki Liao is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. James was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.


Jimmy was born on November 15th, 1958.


Bill Liao is a european venture partner at sosventures. Bill was born in 1967.


Linda Liao is a pop music singing, actor, vj (media personality), and esports. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Linda was born on May 24th, 1981. Linda is also known as 廖語晴.


Yiwu was born in 1958.


Emperor Daozong of Liao was royalty. He was most active from 28 to 28. Emperor was born as the child of Emperor Xingzong of Liao on September 14th, 1032. He passed away on February 12th, 1101.


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Popularity of Liao as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liao U.S.
  White 1.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liao

People with the last name Liao are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Liao

  • How Popular is the name Liao? As a last name Liao was the 4,177th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Liao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Liao is Sunday, April 15th, 1928.
  • How unique is the name Liao? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Liao. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Liao: Your name in reverse order is Oail. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,482 people with the last name Liao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liao? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Liao as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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