Gender: Male Pronunciation: new-win Meaning of Nguyen: "sleep" Origin of Nguyen: Vietnamese

Nguyen Origin and Meaning

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.

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AhakiZen Says:


In fact, Nguyễn is the most popular last name in Vietnam, but it sometime can be used as a first name. In this case, I think it's Nguyên, not Nguyễn. In English, both are written as Nguyen.

KaiLun Says:


I've only ever seen Nguyen as a last name. Are there actually people who have this as their first name?