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
Often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh can change depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound.
Bảo m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
Bích f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bích) meaning "bluish green".
Bình m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Cam 1 f & m 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 & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
Diệu f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
Đình m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đình) meaning "courtyard".
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".
f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () 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 "tuberose (flower)".
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".
Huy m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huy) meaning "brightness".
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.
Long m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lóng) meaning "dragon" or (lóng) meaning "prosperous, abundant", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Mai 1 f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
Minh m & f 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".
Nam m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nam) meaning "south".
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". This is also the Vietnamese name for a variety of flowering plant (genus Epiphyllum).
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".
Thảo f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thảo) meaning "grass, herbs".
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.
Trang f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trang) meaning "adornment, makeup".
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".