Our Taiwanese name database contains 5.209 Taiwanese first names and 544 Taiwanese surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Taiwanese name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Taiwanese names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Taiwanese names as well. To create the Taiwanese name database we used 19.907 validated Taiwanese social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Taiwanese first names

In Taiwan, parents often pick a first name for their child based on traditional Chinese culture and customs. This includes selecting a name with a positive meaning or one that is associated with good luck or prosperity. Many parents also choose a name that includes certain characters that are believed to bring good fortune or success. Additionally, some parents may also consider the phonetics of the name, making sure it sounds pleasant and easy to pronounce.

Popular male Taiwanese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Eric 188 1.5% American French Canadian
David 182 1.4% American British Spanish
Kevin 176 1.4% American British Canadian
James 173 1.4% British American Australian
Jason 166 1.3% American British Canadian
Michael 124 1.0% American British German
Alex 122 1.0% American British Spanish
Jack 114 0.9% British American Australian
Peter 113 0.9% British American Dutch
Daniel 112 0.9% American British Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 19.907 Taiwanese social media profiles from which 12.768 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Taiwanese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Tina 55 0.8% American British German
Jenny 47 0.7% American British German
Jennifer 46 0.6% American British Canadian
Amy 46 0.6% American British Canadian
Lin 45 0.6% American British Chinese
Grace 44 0.6% American British Irish
Michelle 42 0.6% American British Canadian
Jessica 42 0.6% American British Brazilian
Kelly 41 0.6% American British Canadian
Emily 41 0.6% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 19.907 Taiwanese social media profiles from which 7.139 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Taiwanese surnames

In Taiwan, the traditional Chinese naming convention is used, where the surname comes before the first name. Families usually pass down their surnames from generation to generation. However, in recent years, there has been a trend of individuals choosing to change their surnames for personal reasons or to adopt a different surname from a spouse. Additionally, with the influx of foreign residents and citizens in Taiwan, there is a growing diversity in surnames, including those of Western origin.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Chen 1.575 7.9% American Chinese British
Lin 1.153 5.8% American Chinese Canadian
Huang 804 4.0% American Chinese British
Chang 743 3.7% American Chinese British
Wang 663 3.3% American Chinese British
Wu 561 2.8% American Chinese British
Lee 556 2.8% American British South Korean
Hsu 423 2.1% American Chinese Canadian
Liu 407 2.0% American Chinese British
Yang 392 2.0% American Chinese British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 19.907 Taiwanese social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.