In Chinese 12 zodiac
is regarded less auspicious than other animal signs. So, many families delayed their reproductive plans to the Monkey year 2016. For babies born in the year of Monkey
, they are usually thought to be smart, intelligent confident and capable in character. If your baby was born or will be born in the Monkey year, to give him/her a suitable and lucky Chinese name will be a precious gift.
Now, let’s take a look at dos and don’ts when you are selecting the name for babies born in the Monkey year 2016 (starting from February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017).
Why? Radical“木” symbolizes wood. Monkey lives in the forest and play freely in it. So, the characters with wood radical are good for the Monkey people in name. People with these characters in name could make full play of their talents.
Why? Radicals such as “人”，“亻”，“彳” (meaning: human) and “言” (meaning: Speak) reflect the feature of Monkey. Monkey likes to imitate humans’ behavior. The characters containing “人”，“亻”，“彳” and “言” represent wisdom and great achievement.
Why? Monkey enjoys staying in the cave in nature. Characters with radicals of “口”、“宀”、“冖”could make them feel safe and to be protected.
Why? In Chinese culture, the Monkey likes to proclaim itself as king. So, the name word with radical of “王”(meaning: king) indicates sovereign and successful.
Why? In Chinese astrology, Monkey, Rat
zodiac signs form 3-Harmony relationship. That means Rat and Dragon are auspicious signs for the Monkey. Therefore, radicals such as “子” (the Rat’s Earthly Branch)、 “辰”(the Dragon’s Earthly Branch) 、 “冫”、“氵”、“水” (These three are related to water. Dragon lives in the water.) are a great boost to the Monkey’s luck when used in the name.
Why? Radicals such as “彡”、“巾”、“系”、“采”、“衣”、“示” indicates clothes. It’s auspicious to use words with these radicals as monkey likes to be dressed up like human to raise its status in the society.
1. 寅、虎、彪、虔, 演、琥、號、盧, 峰、岚
Why? In Chinese zodiac, Monkey and Tiger
conflict with each other. They couldn’t be compatible when being together. So, the characters with Tiger meanings’ radicals such as寅,丘,山,虎 should be avoided to use in the name.
Why? Monkey doesn’t eat grain, rice, cereal or maize. When they are in the field, they will play and tread upon them. So, Monkey people should avoid using words containing radicals or characters of “禾”、“谷”、“田”、“麦”、“稷”、“米”. It’s thought the people will be lack of carefulness attitude towards life or work if use these kinds of words in name.
Why? Monkey zodiac sign belongs to metal element. In Chinese five element
, metal conflicts with wood, fire and metal signs. So, radicals or characters having relationship with them like “木”、“火”“金”、“酉”、“西”、“兑”、“皿”、“鸟”、“月” should be avoided.
Why? In Chinese astrology, Pig
is a great harm to the Monkey. Therefore, one should avoid using words with radicals with the meaning of pig (such as 亥and豕).
It would be preferable to select the following surnames for the people born in the Monkey year.
徐、倪、佟、张、庞、龙、龚、农、颜、顾、康、贺、石、孔、李、孟、孙、承、丞、永、冰、郭、洪、汪、泰、江、游、池、沈、温、袁、侯、牛、钮、司、吴、吕、谷、高、宫、祝、商、哈、方、郑、裴、翁、邬、谭、姚、王、彭、潘、常、陈、成、武、盛、狄 and etc.
Following are decent and elegant given names for male and female with detailed meanings.
Auspicious Given Names for Monkey Year Boys
奕博 of outstanding manner and learned
嘉懿 excellent and virtuous
高朗 noble and candid
雄逸 powerful and elegant
修杰 tall and outstanding
奕博 handsome and learned
豪健 heroic and robust
熙华 splendid and handsome
淳雅 honest and elegant
德海 great merits and virtues
德厚 great kindness and charity
德茂 very moral
立诚 independent and honest
明睿 clever and sagacious
明哲 sensible and reasonable
伟诚 great and sincere
熙泰 prosperous and peaceful
宣朗 manifest and broad
宣展 happy and open
雅畅 elegant and smooth
懿轩 fine and dignified
泽民 put others under an obligation
嘉志 excellent and strong-willed
伟誉 good reputation
博超 broad and exceeding
博文 learned and accomplished
高俊 lofty and handsome
峻晨 vigorous and full of hope
Auspicious Given Names for Monkey Year Girls
沛玲 energetic and exquisite
欣妍 happy and beautiful
佳琦 spotless and flawless
雨婷 gentle, clever and beautiful
韵寒 contain all the good characters
宁馨 quiet and warm
妙菱 lively and intelligent
心琪 beauty of mind
雯媛 modest and talented
诗婧 beautiful as a good poem
静琪 silent and cute
灵韵 lively and charming
素菲 coming from a Chinese poem
昭雪 energetic and pure
美琳 beautiful and kind-hearted
欢馨 happy and enjoy a harmonious family life
优璇 outstanding and beautiful
雨嘉 pure and excellent
诗涵 talented and having great depth
嫦曦 beautiful and vigorous
静香 silent and elegant
雅静 elegant, gentle and quiet
雪丽 as beautiful as snow
婉玗 gentle and happy
书怡 calm and delightful
诗茵 elegant and romantic
灵静 clever, gentle and quiet
婉婷 kindly and graceful
云舒 coming from a Chinese poem