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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Miao

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  1. A language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
  2. A people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
  1. Any of the languages of the Miao (Hmong), an ethnic group of China and Vietnam belonging to the Hmong-Mien language family.

Notable Persons Named Miao

Miao Wei is a Minister of Industry, Information Technology, and Ministry of Industry. Miao was born in 1955.


Miao Hua is a Political Commissar of the People's Liberation Army Navy, Political Commissar of the Lanzhou Military Region, Political Commissarof thePeople's Liberation Army Navy, and Political Commissarof theLanzhou Military Region. Miao was born in Fuzhou, Fujian, China.


Miao was born on January 14th, 1981 in Tianjin.


Her ongoing career started in 1995.


Miao Ruilin is a Mayor of Nanjing and Mayor ofNanjing. Miao was born in Rudong County.


His career lasted from 1966 to 2003. Miao was born on December 6th, 1925 in Tongshan District. Miao is also known as Miao Tian and Miao Yanlin. He left this life on February 19th, 2005.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Miao

Nora Miao is an actress, radio-dj, and actor. She was most active from 1971 to present.


Cora Miao is an actor. She was most prominent from 1977 to 1990. Cora was born on August 28th, 1958 in Shanghai. Cora is also known as Hin-yen Miu.


Miao was born on January 14th, 1981 in Tianjin.


Tang Miao is a soccer player for the Guangzhou R&F F.C., Beijing Guoan F.C., Beijing Guoan Talent Singapore FC, and China national football team. Tang was born on October 16th, 1990 in Dalian, Liaoning, China.


Jinqing was born in 685. He breathed his last breath in 765.


Yihua was born in 1988.


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Popularity of Miao as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Miao U.S.
  White 2.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Miao

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

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Fun Facts about the name Miao

  • How Popular is the name Miao? As a last name Miao was the 16,953rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Miao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Miao is Saturday, November 5th, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Miao? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Miao. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Miao: Your name in reverse order is Oaim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oiam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Miao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,677 people with the last name Miao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Miao? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Miao as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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