Given Name CONFUCIUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: kən-FYOO-shəs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fuzi. The surname (Kong) means "hole, opening" and the title 夫子 (Fuzi) means "master". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Chinese philosopher. His given name was Qiu.

Categories

anglicizations, history, Latinizations, philosophers
Entry updated March 14, 2016