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Cen or CEN may refer to:

  • Cen (rune) (ᚳ), a rune of the Anglo-Saxon fuþorc
  • Cen (surname) (岑), a Chinese surname
  • Cen, or sen, is the currency of the fictional nation of Amestris of the anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist
Cen (surname)

Cen is the Mandarin pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written in Chinese character. It is romanized Ts'en in Wade–Giles, and variously as Shum, Sam, Sum in Cantonese, and Chen in other pinyin forms. Cen is listed 67th in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames. As of 2008, it is the 235th most common surname in China, shared by 340,000 people. Cen is considered a rare surname. A person with a rare surname like Cen may be able to trace his or her origins to a single ancestral area.