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Shaw

China xiāo
Shaw Vertical Wall Scroll

肖 is a common transliteration for the surname Shaw into Mandarin Chinese.

The meaning of this character is similar, resembling, to resemble, or to be like.

肖 is also the Chinese surname Xiao or Hsiao.

Shaw

Japan shaa
Shaw Vertical Wall Scroll

I like this version of Shaw written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese) because it sounds more like the name when pronounced in English.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Shaw

Japan shou
Shaw Vertical Wall Scroll

ショー is the most commonly-used version of the name Shaw written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

This version sounds like "show."


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shawxiāo / xiao1 / xiaohsiao
Shawシャーshaa / sha
Shawショーshou / sho
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.