What are common Vietnamese first names?
Many Vietnamese given names can be used interchangeably for both men and women. Some of the most common names used by both genders are Anh, Dung, Hanh, Hoa, Hong, Khanh, Lan, Liem, Nhung, Duy and Xuan. Middle names tend to be more gender specific. The most common middle names are ‘Thi’ for females and ‘Van’ for males.
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.
Is an a Vietnamese name?
Peak Popularity: An is a top 10 name in Vietnam but it is a rare name in the U.S. and has never been in the top 1,000.
Do Vietnamese have middle name?
Most Vietnamese have one middle name, but it is quite possible to have two or more of them or to have no middle name at all.
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.
What ethnicity is the name Nguyen?
Nguyen, a Chinese-based family name used by a royal dynasty dating from around the 11th century, is estimated by some to be used by around 40 percent of the total population of Vietnam.