Chinese Given Names
What are Chinese given names?
The Chinese given name (first name) composed of one or two words in most cases is located behind the surname. The given name in China is usually with some meanings to express good wishes. It’s mostly given by the parents or seniors of a family. Some of the given name may show the person’s birth location, time or weather condition, such as 晨(with the meaning of Morning ) and 雪 (means Snow). Some was named with the hope to be blessed with some kind of virtue, such as 忠 (loyal), 信 (trustworthy), 礼 (polite) etc. Also, some may with the hope of health (健), longevity (寿) or happiness (福).
For male and female, the given name has different characters. For male, the words like ‘力’, ‘伟’, ‘勇’, ‘猛’ are usually used to show force, greatness, intrepidity and valor in given name. In opposite, words with the meaning of beauty, elegant, aroma, flower, jade etc. are mostly selected for female.
One Word or Two-Word Given Names?
Top 20 Mostly Used Given Names in China
|Top 20 Mostly Used Given Names in China|
List of Most Common Given Names for Male and Female (Boy and Girl)
|List of Common Given Names from 1960s to Present for Male, Boy|
|List of Common Given Names from 1960s to Present for Female, Girl|
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