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August 28, 2021

Pronouncing Nguyen, the most common Vietnamese family name

Saif Cheval
Saif Cheval
Marketing Lead
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If you're reading this, you must have encountered the Vietnamese name "Nguyen." It's one of the most common Vietnamese names, and it's also one of the easiest to mispronounce.

With around 40% of Vietnamese people holding the surname (or family name, as traditionally it's placed before the given name), it's clear that Nguyen is one of those names you need to know. Like Schwartznegger or Galifianakis, Ngyuen is a staple name and should roll off the tongue with ease.

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But what about other Vietnamese names?

Vietnamese culture is highly attuned to names. Considered to some as an aspect of the soul, names are often chosen with aspirations in mind, meaning that names are often linked to the desired personality or future for a child. With that in mind, it's a good idea to pay attention to the pronunciation of these names, especially when meeting someone for the first time.

In classic NameShouts fashion, we've prepared a list of the most common Vietnamese names, all of which are available on the NameShouts website. We hope this will help you get these names right:

Names mean a lot to people of all cultures. Whether you're looking to impress at a networking event, or going on a first date, you can make a solid impression by being attuned to the pronunciation of names in different languages. With a tool like NameShouts, it's easier than ever to bring that to the table.

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