The surname Vu is of Vietnamese origin and is one of the most common surnames in Vietnam. It is derived from the word 'vũ,' which means 'fog' or 'mist.' The surname has a rich history and is often associated with the Hmong ethnic group.
There are
Vus in the USA
Vu is the
most common last name in the USA

Historical figures and celebrities called Vu


Van Vu is a mathematician known for his work on random matrix theory and theoretical computer science.


Don Hoang Vu is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and founder of the startup company OhmniLabs.


Bao Vu is a Vietnamese-American film director known for his work on movies like 'Kung Fu Beauty' and 'Copperhead'.


Thuy Vu is a Vietnamese-American journalist and news anchor, known for her work on the PBS NewsHour and KPIX-TV.


Truc Vu is a Vietnamese-American computer scientist and co-founder of the community-based Q&A website, Zhihu.


Lan Vu is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and founder of the fashion brand Beautifully Borrowed.


Anh Vu is a Vietnamese-American artist known for her colorful and abstract paintings inspired by her cultural heritage.


Loan Vu is a Vietnamese-American chef and owner of the popular restaurant Pho King Awesome in Seattle.


Thanh Vu is a Vietnamese-American musician and singer-songwriter known for his fusion of traditional Vietnamese music with contemporary styles.


Kieu Vu is a Vietnamese-American actress known for her roles in films like 'Three Seasons' and 'How to Fight in Six Inch Heels'.

Vu Genealogy

OriginsThe surname 'Vu' is of Vietnamese origin and is a common surname in Vietnam. It is derived from a word meaning 'to see' or 'to look'.
Geographic DistributionThe surname 'Vu' is most prevalent in Vietnam and among the Vietnamese diaspora in countries such as the United States, Canada, France, and Australia.
VariationsVariations of the surname 'Vu' include 'Vuong', 'Vo', and 'Vuong'.
Migration and ImmigrationMany individuals with the surname 'Vu' have migrated from Vietnam to other countries, particularly as a result of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.