Frequent question: What is the most popular Vietnamese first name?

Is Nguyen ever a first name?

It is, without a doubt, the most common Vietnamese family name. Nguyen can be used as a first name as well as a surname. Also, keep in mind that in Vietnamese it is traditional for the surname to be used before an individual’s given name.

What are good Vietnamese names?

Vietnamese Baby Names

  • BianWoman with secrets.
  • BichJade.
  • BinhPeaceful.
  • CamOrange fruit.
  • ChauLike a pearl.
  • ChiMan with purpose.
  • ChinhRighteous.
  • CucChrysanthemum.

How Vietnam got its name?

The term Vietnam dates from the early 19th century, when the Nguyen dynasty was founded. The Vietnamese government of this time was on very close terms with China, and the name was probably a compound derived from Dai Viet and Annam. Like the Chinese before them, modern colonial powers also avoided the term Viet.

Is Nguyen a male or female name?

The name Nguyen is a boy’s name of Vietnamese origin meaning “sleep”. One of the most familiar Vietnamese names, yet still hard on the Western tongue.

How is Nguyen pronounced?

Southern Vietnamese tend to clip some of their sounds, so Nguyen would be pronounced something like “Win” or “Wen.” Northern Vietnamese would keep it, giving a pronunciation more like “N’Win” or “Nuh’Win,” all done as best you can in one syllable.

Is Kai a Vietnamese name?

Kai, (Vietnamese origin) meaning “victory”.

Is Moon a Vietnamese name?

Nguyêt. This rare Vietnamese name means ‘moon’.

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