Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Chinese: from the name of the state of Liu, which was granted to a descendant of the model emperor Yao (2357–2257 bc).
  2. Chinese: variant of Liao.
  3. Chinese: from the name of an area called Liu Xia in the state of Lu (in present-day Shanxi province). During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), this was granted to a counselor famous for his high moral character. His descendants adopted the name of this area as their surname.

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names

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