: Péng) is a common Chinese family name
, ranking 35th most common in 2006
. Alternate Romanizations
) and Phang
The character (彭) is comprised of 壴 (zhǔ meaning "drum") and a pictograph (shān representing "beats"). More commonly used as a surname, this character is also an adjective, meaning "big".
The surname Peng (彭) is traced to the legend of Peng Zu (彭祖), God of Longevity, who legend tells lived 800 years. During the Shang Dynasty, Jian Keng, a descendent of Zhuanxu (顓頊), was granted the feudal territory Dapeng (大彭, or Land of Peng), and later adopted the name, Peng Zu.
Peng is also a swiss surname, originally from Vals,GR.
People with the surname Peng (彭)
- Peng Bo, Olympic diving medalist
- Peng Chong, a former Chinese politburo member
- Peng Dehuai, the Communist Party of China military leader.
- Peng Ming-min, Taiwan independence activist
- Peng Shuai, professional tennis player
- Peng Wan-ru, Taiwanese politician and feminist
- Peng Xiuwen, conductor and composer
- Peng Zhen, a leading member of the Communist Party of China
- Peng Huaying (彭華英), a Taiwan independence activist during 1920s
- Adrian Pang (彭耀顺; born 1966), Singaporean Chinese actor
- Diana Pang (彭丹; born 1972), Hong Kong dancer and actress
- Jacqueline Pang (彭晴; born 1974), Hong Kong radio announcer and author
- The Pang Brothers (born 1955), Hong Kong, twin brothers Danny Pang Fat (彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (彭順), screenwriters and film directors