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Meaning and Origin of: Jing

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Chinese : Essence

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Chinese : a common surname among royalty in the state of Chu during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc).
  • Chinese : from the place name Jingzhou, denoting an area which later became the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).
  • Chinese : from a character that means ‘(water) well’. This originated with the Earl of Jing, a senior adviser in the state of Yu during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc).
  • Chinese : from the name of the Marquis Jing of the state of Wei, who lived during the Warring States period (403–221bc).