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

The name Nguyen is a boy's name of Vietnamese origin meaning "sleep". Nguyen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Trendy Generational CAF".

From the experts:

One of the most familiar Vietnamese names, yet still hard on the Western tongue.

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Famous People Named Nguyen

Kieu Chinh (born Nguyen Thi Chinh), Vietnamese-American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Nguyen

Also pronounced like "win" or "when"


KaiLun Says:


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