Our Vietnamese name database contains 5.101 Vietnamese first names and 1.193 Vietnamese surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Vietnamese names as well. To create the Vietnamese name database we used 36.784 validated Vietnamese social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Vietnamese first names

In Vietnam, parents often choose a first name for their child based on traditional cultural values and beliefs. They may select a name that has a positive meaning or is associated with a respected ancestor or historical figure. Naming customs can also vary by region, with some families choosing a name based on the lunar calendar or the child's birth order. Additionally, some parents may consult with a fortune teller or traditional healer to determine an auspicious name for the child.

Popular male Vietnamese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nguyen 1.374 6.3% American French Japanese
Hoang 812 3.7% American Japanese French
Thanh 627 2.9% American Canadian Australian
Minh 626 2.8% American Australian Canadian
Tuan 422 1.9% American Indonesian Malaysian
Duc 269 1.2% American French German
Nam 260 1.2% American British Thai
Hùng 257 1.2% American British Australian
Huy 253 1.2% American Australian Canadian
Duy 231 1.1% American Australian French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 36.784 Vietnamese social media profiles from which 21.983 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Vietnamese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Tran 524 3.5% American French Australian
Ngọc 488 3.3% American German Australian
Linh 412 2.8% American German British
Phuong 383 2.6% American Canadian British
Anh 362 2.4% American Canadian French
Ha 356 2.4% American Egyptian British
Pham 290 2.0% American French British
Khánh 271 1.8% American Canadian Australian
Trang 250 1.7% American British Australian
246 1.7% Brazilian American French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 36.784 Vietnamese social media profiles from which 14.801 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Vietnamese surnames

In Vietnam, the surname or family name comes first, followed by the middle name and then the first name. The surname is passed down from the father to his children and is considered an important part of one's identity and family lineage. In traditional Vietnamese culture, the surname is considered a symbol of respect and honor and is often used to address older family members or elders.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nguyen 4.018 10.9% American Australian Canadian
Tran 1.295 3.5% American Australian Canadian
1.115 3.0% American Australian Canadian
Pham 1.113 3.0% American Australian Canadian
Anh 795 2.2% American German Czech
Hoang 648 1.8% American British Canadian
Phan 394 1.1% American Australian Canadian
Vu 393 1.1% American British Australian
Linh 365 1.0% American French South Korean
Minh 363 1.0% American French German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 36.784 Vietnamese social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.