Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What Does Mulan's Name Mean?

In the original poem, the heroine's name is "Mulan." According to the Chinese- English dictionary, the name means "lily magnolia." Mulan is often given a last name, "Hua," which means "flower." The Chinese pinyin spelling of the name is "Hua Mu-Lan." (Last names come first in Chinese.) Some people write the name as "Fa Mulan".

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