An 1 m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese 安 (ān)
meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese 安
meaning "safe, secure".
Anh m & f Vietnamese
Often from Sino-Vietnamese 英 (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.
Diệu f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 妙 (diệu)
meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite"
Huệ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ)
meaning "bright, intelligent"
or 蕙 (huệ)
meaning "tuberose (flower)"
Lan 1 f & m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese 兰 (lán)
meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or 岚 (lán)
meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese 蘭
Long m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese 龙 (lóng)
meaning "dragon" or 隆 (lóng)
meaning "prosperous, abundant", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Mai 1 f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 梅 (mai)
meaning "plum, apricot"
(refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
Minh m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh)
. A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
Phúc m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 福 (phúc)
meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing"
Phượng f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 鳳 (phượng)
. This refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
Quỳnh f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 瓊 (quỳnh)
meaning "deep red"
. This is also the Vietnamese name for a variety of flowering plant (genus Epiphyllum).
Thị f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 氏 (thị)
meaning "clan, family, maiden name"
. This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
Tiên f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 仙 (tiên)
meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy"
Tú m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 秀 (tú)
meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding"
Văn m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 文 (văn)
meaning "literature, culture, writing"
. This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.