The word “Mulan” refers to the “Magnolia Liliiflora” .
“Mu” by itself means “wood” and “Lan” means “orchid”.
The family name Hua means “flower”.
In Chinese, last names come first.
Therefore, the word Hua can be considered a last name.
Her complete name is Hua Mulan.
In China Hua Mulan is a symbol of heroic behaviour,
an example for women in difficult times.