Portrait of the Artist's Great Grand Uncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five, Ming dynasty, dated xiyou or Zude (Chinese, surname unknown; active or early century) China Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk 61 x 37 in. x cm) Inscribed by the artist
Lionel Messi's Chinese surname is 梅, which means plum. This character changed dramatically, the top two forms mean fruits on a tree 木, however, this simple form was somehow borrowed as other means, then, as people found more and more trees and fruits, they use the radical 木 referring to trees in general and differentiate them by adding different phonetic parts, in this case 每. I love to have preserved plum, the taste is so sour and makes people say LIT 酸爽~
Lín (Chinese: 林) is the Mandarin Chinese form of a Chinese surname for "Forest" or "Trees" that is also used in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. It is also common among overseas Chinese where it is sometimes pronounced "Lim" because many Chinese descendants are part of the Southern Min diaspora and speak a language/dialect that is also part of the Min Nan group. In Hong Kong and Vietnam, the name often takes the form "Lam" or "Lâm", respectively.
Top 10 Chinese Surnames + Origins/Facts - Did you know that the people with the top 3 surnames in China are more than the population in Indonesia? Or the surnames Zhang, Cheung and Chang are for the same Chinese characters?