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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 19 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Olivia Musembi (Senior Content Writer)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: Chinese

Pronunciation: Shyow, ʃaʊ, ZH AW

Popularity Rank: #6,719

On this page:

  • 1. Xiao Meaning
  • 2. Xiao Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Xiao
  • 4. Xiao Translations in other languages
  • 5. Xiao Name Popularity
  • 6. Xiao popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Xiao
  • 8. Names similar to Xiao

Xiao Meaning

The name Xiao means 'dawn' or 'filial piety' in Chinese. It is a unisex name that is commonly used for both boys and girls in Chinese-speaking countries.

Xiao may be derived from Xia, a name whose meaning is Welcoming, Hospitable, Rosy Clouds, Summer.

Xiao is commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore, China, and 76 more countries.

Xiao Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Shyow

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ʃaʊ

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: ZH AW

ZH: Pronounce as in "measure" (M EH ZH ER)

AW: Pronounce as in "cow" (K AW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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How Xiao is Pronounced in Different Languages?

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Xiao Translations in other languages

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Xiao Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Xiao is recorded 8,303 times globally, ranking it as the 6,719th most common name worldwide.

Xiao is most prevalent in Malaysia, with 3,397 occurrences, making it the 328th most popular name in the country.

In China, the name Xiao is found among 1 in every 221 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Xiao Popularity by Country

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Malaysia#3281 : 586
Singapore#2331 : 383
China#1221 : 221
United States of America#4,7171 : 3,338
Italy#3,9291 : 3,040
Hong Kong#9691 : 1,364
France#5,1371 : 5,388
United Kingdom#3,2811 : 2,353
Spain#4,8851 : 5,408
Canada#3,5771 : 3,121
Taiwan#5791 : 2,013
Netherlands#4,2791 : 3,513
Macao#8501 : 1,668
United Arab Emirates#11,1811 : 18,428
Philippines#2,0421 : 4,761
Germany#7,0901 : 8,149
Brunei Darussalam#8961 : 2,958
Belgium#7,5691 : 10,696
Chile#11,5671 : 23,761
Saudi Arabia#61,9771 : 115,688
Egypt#61,4711 : 109,238
Russia#14,8811 : 19,374

List of countries the name Xiao is rarely found

Xiao popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Xiao from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Xiao

  • Xiao Aihua is a Fencer from China.
  • Xiao Bai is a Conductor from China.
  • Xiao Baojuan is a Ruler from China.
  • Xiao Baoyin is a Imperial from China.
  • Xiao Cha is a Emperor from China.
  • Xiao Chaogui is a Gouvernement from China.
  • Xiao Chua is a Historian from Philippines.
  • Xiao Cuijuan is a Powerlifter from China.
  • Xiao Daqi is a Prince from China.
  • Xiao Di is a Wrestler from China.
  • Xiao Dong is a Emperor from China.
  • Xiao Fang is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Fu is a Emperor from China.
  • Xiao Fuxing is a Novelist from China.
  • Xiao Gang is a Bank from China.
  • Xiao Ge is a Artist.
  • Xiao Gou is a Emperor from China.
  • Xiao Guanyin is a Empress from China.
  • Xiao Guodong is a Player from China.
  • Xiao Hailiang is a Diver from China.
  • Xiao Han is a Conquest.
  • Xiao Han (skater)
    Xiao Han (skater) is a Skater from China.
  • Xiao He is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Hong is a Poet from China.
  • Xiao Hongyan is a Runner from China.
  • Xiao Hua (Tang dynasty)
    Xiao Hua (Tang dynasty) is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Hua (general)
    Xiao Hua (general) is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Hui Wang is a Photographer from China.
  • Xiao Ji is a Imperial from China.
  • Xiao Jia is a King from China.
  • Xiao Jian is a Football from China.
  • Xiao Jiang is a Film from China.
  • Xiao Jiangang is a Weightlifter from China.
  • Xiao Jianhua is a Business from China.
  • Xiao Jie is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Jin is a Racer from China.
  • Xiao Jinguang is a Politician from China.
  • Xiao Jun is a Author from China.
  • Xiao Jun (sport shooter)
    Xiao Jun (sport shooter) is a Sport from China.
  • Xiao Jun (yudoca)
    Xiao Jun (yudoca) is a Judo from China.
  • Xiao Junfeng is a Gymnast from China.
  • Xiao Kaiyu is a Writer from China.
  • Xiao Ke is a Author from China.
  • Xiao Kui is a Father from China.
  • Xiao Lin (athlete)
    Xiao Lin (athlete) is a Athletic from China.
  • Xiao Lu is a Artist from China.
  • Xiao Luxi is a Badminton from Singapore.
  • Xiao Man is a Singer from China.
  • Xiao Meili is a Artist from China.
  • Xiao Mian is a Emperor from China.

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