项羽 Xiang Yu
ming: Xiang Ji
One of the most famous warriors and generals in the history of China, Xiang was a gifted man of great power. His army destroyed the Qin dynasty and buried 200,000 enemy soldiers alive. He later declared himself the Overlord of West Chu (Xi Chu Ba Wang).
Ji refers to a variety of magpie. Yu means "feather". Birds were normally used to symbolise brave and energetic people in ancient China. This is a simple and straightforward name, typical of ancient China. At that time, people had uncomplicated names and preferred to name themselves after simple objects or animals.