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".

1 comment:

  1. I was hoping to gain your permission to use the poem Mulan as a teacher resource for Wicomico County Schools. I would like to add to the formatting for student reference points. Thank you