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Meaning of Chinese names - L

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Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Le, Lai). [li ming] means "dawn".

Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Dee, Dy, I, Le, Lee, Lei, Ley, Lí, Lie, Lý, Rhee, Rhie, Ri, Sy, Yi). This is the second most common Chinese surname, with 92 millions in China alone. It means "plum".

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lai, Lee). It means "manners", "etiquette", "social custom", "gift".   [jing li] means "greetings, salutations"; [li tang] is a "hall"; [song li] is to "present a gift".

Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lee, Lei). It means "logic", "principles", "reasoning", "science". [guan li] refers to "management";  [lun li] refers to "ethics, moral principles", [qing li] is to "clear up, put in order".

Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lee, Lei). It refers to a Chinese unit of length. It also means "inside", "internal".

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lai, Lee).    [hua li] means "gorgeous"; [mei li] means "pretty", "beautiful". This name is  more commonly used for females. A prominent personality in history: Teresa TENG [], (1953 - 1995), popular Taiwanese singer with huge following in China, Japan and South East Asia.

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lai, Lee).   [mo li] means "jasmine"; more commonly used for females.

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lai, Lee). It means "encourage", "exhort".  [mian li] is to "encourage".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lik). It means "strength", "force", "power". [guo oi] refers to the "strength of a nation"; [huo li] refers to "vitality"; [ma li] means "horse power"; more commonly used for males.

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lak, Lup). It means "upright". [jian li] means "establish", "build up";   [li fa] means "legislation"; [ li fang] is a "cube".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lee). [ling li] means "clever", "intelligent".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lee). It means "advantage", "favourable", "benefit".  [feng li] means "sharp"; [hong li] refers to "bonus, dividend"; [sheng li] means "victorious".

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