Vietnamese Names

  1. Mai
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "coyote"
    • Description:

      Cross-cultural winner.
  2. Thanh
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "bright blue; brilliant"
    • Description:

      A common Vietnamese name heard evenly for boys and girls in the U.S. Sounds like tahn or tong, depending on what part of Vietnam you come from.
  3. Huy
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "shining, successful"
    • Description:

      Pronounced hwee, this common Vietnamese name would be difficult to translate to an English-speaking culture.
  4. Nguyen
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "sleep"
    • Description:

      One of the most familiar Vietnamese names, yet still hard on the Western tongue.
  5. Cai
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "feminine"
    • Description:

      Cai, as distinguished from the boys' name Kai, is international, simple, unusual.
  6. Long
    • Origin:

      Chinese and Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "dragon"
    • Description:

      An Asian name that may be thought of as an English word name, for better or worse.
  7. Thanh
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "bright blue; brilliant"
    • Description:

      A common Vietnamese name heard for both boys and girls in the U.S.
  8. Cadao
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "song"
    • Description:

      Rhythmic and captivating.