What are common Vietnamese first names?
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. Other common male middle names include Huu, Duc, Xuan, Ngoc, Quang and Cong.
Why are so many Vietnamese called Nguyen?
In the 19th century, Vietnam was a territory of the French. The French had a large-scale population investigation during that period and faced a huge challenge which was that many Vietnamese people didn’t have a correct last name. So the French decided to give those people the last name, and they chose Nguyen.
Is Kai a Vietnamese name?
Kai, (Vietnamese origin) meaning “victory”.
Is Moon a Vietnamese name?
Nguyêt. This rare Vietnamese name means ‘moon’.
Is Nguyen a 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.
Is NAM a male or female name?
The name Nam is primarily a male name of Vietnamese origin that means South Or Manly. Also an American nickname for Vietnam.
Is Kim a Vietnamese name?
From Sino-Vietnamese 金 (kim) meaning “gold, metal”.
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.