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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 54 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Vietnamese

Meaning: Origin

Pronunciation: win, /wɪn/, N UW Y EH N

Popularity Rank: #7,307

On this page:

  • 1. Nguyen Meaning
  • 2. Nguyen Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Nguyen
  • 4. Translations of Nguyen
  • 5. Nguyen Name Popularity
  • 6. Nguyen popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Nguyen
  • 8. Latest News about Nguyen
  • 9. Nguyen Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Nguyen

Nguyen Meaning

Nguyen is a common Vietnamese surname derived from the Chinese surname Ruan. It is used by both males and females, but mostly as a surname. It is said to mean 'original' or 'first'.

Nguyen also means "Origin, Vietnamese surname with the meaning 'original' or 'first'.".

Nguyen is commonly found in United States of America, Macao, Singapore, and 65 more countries.

Nguyen Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: win

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /wɪn/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: N UW Y EH N

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

UW: Pronounce as in "blue" (B L UW)

Y: Pronounce as in "yes" (Y EH S)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Nguyen Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Nguyen is recorded 7,515 times globally, ranking it as the 7,307th most common name worldwide.

Nguyen is most prevalent in United States of America, with 1,184 occurrences, making it the 2,603th most popular name in the country.

In Macao, the name Nguyen is found among 1 in every 108 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Nguyen Popularity by Country

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United States of America#2,6031 : 1,528
Macao#41 : 108
Singapore#4401 : 641
Malaysia#1,7021 : 2,536
France#2,2891 : 1,786
Germany#1,3191 : 762
Saudi Arabia#7,0361 : 8,079
Russia#2,1791 : 1,654
United Kingdom#3,6341 : 2,727
Canada#2,2951 : 1,741
United Arab Emirates#4,2471 : 5,854
Netherlands#3,8011 : 2,964
Hong Kong#2,8221 : 4,611
Belgium#3,2991 : 3,173
Italy#11,5741 : 13,438
Czechia#8931 : 861
Iran#2,5791 : 2,146
Switzerland#2,2181 : 2,243
Algeria#12,5371 : 21,811
Finland#1,6721 : 2,201
Taiwan#1,2691 : 4,139
Japan#1,3951 : 2,277
Qatar#6,7701 : 11,871
Oman#12,8821 : 19,802
Kuwait#10,9611 : 21,137
Nigeria#17,7241 : 42,951
Norway#1,9891 : 3,621
Palestine#11,1441 : 15,090
Poland#2,1641 : 3,649

List of countries the name Nguyen is rarely found

Nguyen popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Nguyen from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Nguyen

📰 Latest News about Nguyen

Stay updated with the most recent news about Nguyen. Read on to catch up with Nguyen's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 29, 2024 06:03 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade, (LTJG) Christina Nguyen is the Hero of the Match | May 29, 2024 - LA Galaxy
    Source: LA Galaxy | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Longview man gets 10 years in connection with shooting death - KLTV
    Source: KLTV | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Obituary for Julie (Schroeder) Nguyen - Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services
    Source: Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Tammy Nguyen showcases her Easton studio - The Daily Gazette
    Source: The Daily Gazette | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Tammy Nguyen showcases her Easton studio - InsideNoVa
    Source: InsideNoVa | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Nguyen named Coach of the Year, Iwata Offensive Player, Mansur Defensive Player highlighting Flag Football All ... - KSAL
    Source: KSAL | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Jenn Nguyen Does UX Design With Grit and Style - Daily Front Row
    Source: Daily Front Row | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Bard graduate Linh Hong Nguyen killed by vehicle in Red Hook - Times Union
    Source: Times Union | Published on: May 28, 2024
  • Kim Nguyen-Buckwalter Obituary - Malvern, PA - The Mercury
    Source: The Mercury | Published on: May 28, 2024
  • Nai Nguyen Obituary - CO - The Denver Post
    Source: The Denver Post | Published on: May 28, 2024
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