Vietnamese Names

Vietnamese names are used in the country of Vietnam in southeastern Asia. See also about Vietnamese names.
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AN (1) m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
ANH m & f Vietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
BẢO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
BÍCH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bích) meaning "bluish green".
BÌNH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
CAM (1) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cam) meaning "orange (fruit)".
CHÂU f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHI (1) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chi) meaning "branch".
CHÍ m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chí) meaning "will, spirit".
CÔNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (công) meaning "fair, equitable, public".
CÚC f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
ĐẠT m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đạt) meaning "achieve".
DIỆP f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
DIỆU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
DINH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dinh) meaning "palace, encampment".
ĐỨC m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đức) meaning "virtue".
DŨNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dũng) meaning "brave".
DƯƠNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
GIANG f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
HẢI m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hải) meaning "sea, ocean".
HẰNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hằng) meaning "lady".
HÀO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hào) meaning "brave, heroic".
HOA f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HỒNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hồng) meaning "pink, rosy".
HUỆ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HÙNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".
HƯƠNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hương) meaning "fragrant".
HỮU m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hữu) meaning "friend, companion".
KHÁNH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (khánh) meaning "congratulate, celebrate".
KIM (3) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
LAN (1) f & m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LÀNH m & f Vietnamese
Means "good, favourable, gentle" in Vietnamese.
LIÊM m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (liêm) meaning "clean, honest, upright".
LIÊN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".
LINH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
LOAN (2) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (loan), which refers to a mythological bird.
MAI (1) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
MINH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
MỸ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mỹ) meaning "beautiful".
NGẢI m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
NGỌC f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGUYÊN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
NGUYỆT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyệt) meaning "moon".
NHUNG f & m Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
PHÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHƯƠNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phương) meaning "direction, way".
PHƯỢNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phượng) meaning "phoenix". This refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
QUÂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quân) meaning "army".
QUANG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUÝ f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUYỀN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
QUỲNH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
SƠN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (sơn) meaning "mountain".
THANH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THI f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thi) meaning "poetry, poem, verse".
THỊ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
THUẦN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
THÙY f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
TIÊN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tiên) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy".
TRAI m Vietnamese
Means "oyster" in Vietnamese.
TRÍ m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trí) meaning "wisdom, intellect".
TRINH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trinh) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal".
TRÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUÂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuân) meaning "obey, follow, honour".
TUYẾN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyến) meaning "thread, line, ray".
TUYẾT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyết) meaning "snow".
VÂN f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VĂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (văn) meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VIÊN m Vietnamese
Means "round, full, complete" in Vietnamese.
VIỆN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (viện) meaning "courtyard, institution".
VINH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vinh) meaning "glory".
XUÂN m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
YÊN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".