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 "Generation CAF - Arts/Fame Occupations".

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

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KaiLun Says:


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