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Common Vietnamese Girl Names With Beautiful Meanings

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Vietnamese culture is full of many beautiful names for girls. Common Vietnamese names take inspiration from flowers, animals, or desirable qualities such as morality and serenity.

Popular Vietnamese Names for Girls

Many Vietnamese names for girls may have different meanings depending on the pronunciation of the word. The most common meanings are presented for these popular Vietnamese girl names.

  • Bian - Secretive
  • Binh - Peaceful
  • Cai - Female or feminine
  • Cais - Rejoicing person
  • Canh - Scenery
  • Diep - Nature lover
  • Dông - Winter
  • Dung - Beautiful
  • Duyen - A graceful, charming woman
  • Giang - River
  • Hanh - Beautiful and moral
  • Hien - Gentle and quiet
  • Khuyen - Give advice
  • Kiêu - Graceful, beloved, pretty - from the book A Tale of Kieu
  • Lang - Sweet potato
  • Lanh - gentle, happy
  • Linh - Gentle spirit or soul
  • Minh - Clever, intelligent person
  • My-Duyen - Beautiful
  • Mychau - Great
  • Ngon - Good communication
  • Nguyen - Sleep
  • Nhung - Like velvet
  • Phúc - Happiness, good fortune
  • Ping - Peace
  • Quang - Pure
  • Quyen - Bird
  • Sang - Upper-class person; from the nobility
  • Suong - Fog
  • Tham - Graceful, discrete woman
  • Thang - Victorious
  • Thanh - Bright and sunny or a pleasing voice
  • Thao - Kind and sweet, obedient to parents
  • Thom - Smelling sweet or pineapple
  • Thuong - A tender, loving person
  • Thuy - Gentle
  • Trang - Intelligent or serious
  • Trieu - A small wave or the tide
  • Trinh - Pure, chaste, virtuous; virgin
  • Truc - Wish
  • Tuyen - Snow
  • Tuyet - Fair-skinned girl; "skin like snow" or snowing
  • Vinh - Glory
  • Xuân - Spring (season)
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Cute Vietnamese Names for Girls

These names are short, with no more than three letters. They're great choices for a sweet, cute baby girl who needs a name to match.

  • Ái - Sentimental love
  • Am - Female moon or female associated with the moon
  • An - Peace and safety
  • Anh - Intelligent
  • Bê - Doll
  • Ha - Sunshine, "kiss of life" or river
  • Hai - Ocean or sea or alive
  • Han - Moral, faithful
  • Hao - Perfect, good
  • Hau - Wishful
  • Lan - Coming from Chinese mountain mists and orchids
  • My - Pretty
  • Nhi - Tiny one
  • Nhu - Gentle, peaceful
  • Nu - Girl
  • Qu'y - Precious
  • Tai - Talented, prosperous
  • Tam - Heart
  • Tan - New, chaste
  • Thi - Poetry
  • Tho - Woman with long life
  • Thu - Poem or autumn
  • Ut - Last
  • Vân - Cloud
  • Yê'n - Swallow (bird)
  • Yên - Peace
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Vietnamese Girl Names Based on Gems and Colors

Many Vietnamese girl names come from precious stones that are commonly found in the country, such as jade and pearls. These names are based on gemstones and colors that are meaningful in Vietnamese culture.

  • Bich - Jade
  • Cam - Orange (the fruit) or a mountain sunset
  • Cara - Precious jewel
  • Chau - Pearls
  • Hong - Rose (color) or pink
  • Huyên - Black; reflective black
  • Hyunh - Yellow or golden
  • Khanh - Precious stone
  • Kim - Golden or gold
  • Kim-ly - Golden lion
  • Lam - Dense forest or a dark blue color
  • Lê - Pearl
  • Ngoc - Jade or a precious stone
  • Ngoc Bich - Precious jade
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Vietnamese Names for Girls from Flowers and Trees

Flowers are cherished in Vietnamese culture and it's common to name children after different types of flowers and trees.

  • Chi - Tree branch
  • Cuc - Chrysanthemum
  • Dao - Peach blossom flower
  • Diêp - Tree with red leaves
  • Hanh - Apricot tree, also upright or happy
  • Hoa - Type of flower
  • Hue - Flower
  • Huong - flower perfume
  • Huong - Rose (flower) or pink
  • Hwa - Flower
  • Kim Cuc - Yellow chrysanthemum
  • Lan - Orchid or magnolia
  • Liên - Lotus (the national flower)
  • Liêu - Willow tree
  • Mai - Cherry or apricot blossom or plum flower
  • Sen - Lotus, also a symbol of purity
  • Thuy - Pussy willow, also friendly and gentle
  • Truc - Bamboo
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Vietnamese Names from Mythology

Vietnam has a rich mythology from which one can find names for girls. Some of these names reference mythical creatures while others are from great Vietnamese goddesses and folk heroines.

  • Âu Co - Fairy princess who was the Great Mother of Vietnam
  • Den - Ba Den is the "Black Lady" who protects people from danger and illness
  • Kho - Ba Chua Kho is the goddess of the marketplace
  • Hang - Full moon with an angel
  • Liêu Hanh - Goddess of the sky and lightning; one of three "Holy Mothers"
  • Loan - A mythical lucky bird from the Chinese. Also means wife.
  • Long - Dragon, one of the "four sacred creatures"
  • Ly - Lion, one of the "four sacred creatures"
  • Mat Ga Trong - Sun goddess
  • Nguyêt - Goddess of the moon or the moon
  • Phuong - Phoenix, one of the "four sacred creatures"; also means direction
  • Qui - Turtle, one of the "four sacred creatures"
  • Thien - Heavenly
  • Thoai - Goddess of water; one of three "Holy Mothers"
  • Thuong Ngàn - Goddess of the forests, agriculture, cooking and childbirth; one of three "Holy Mothers"
  • Tiên - Angel or fairy
  • Trang Chim - Moon goddess or "moon swan"
  • Trung Nhi - Sister to Trung Trac, these sisters rebelled against the Chinese around AD 39 and are folk heroines
  • Trung Trac - Sister to Trung Nhi; she led the rebellion against the Chinese
  • Xu - Ba Chua Xu is the goddess protector of refugees

Finding a Perfect Vietnamese Name for a Girl

Vietnamese girl names are rich with beautiful meanings and concepts. Make sure you find a name for your baby girl that fits with your family and emulates things you love, whether that's beautiful flowers or precious gemstones or qualities like a gentle, loving nature.

Common Vietnamese Girl Names With Beautiful Meanings