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Nguyen Surname History

Nguyen is the most common Vietnamese surname. With Vietnam's chaotic history, during the various changes of power (Ly, Tran, Ho, Mac Dynasties), many Vietnamese changed their names, sometimes by force and sometimes by choice in order to avoid retribution by the new power.

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Nguyen Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Vietnam Nguyễn is a Vietnamese transliteration of the Han character 阮, which represents an ancient lute-like musical instrument.

Nguyen Meaning & Etymology

Spelled with diacritics, Nguyễn is a Vietnamese surname.

Nguyen Life Expectancy

According to our database of 14,158 people with the last name Nguyen that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

65.9
years

Most Common Nguyen First Names

According to our database of 33,725 people with the last name Nguyen that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Thanh 1.8%
  • Van 1.7%
  • Phuong 1.3%
  • Thuy 1.2%
  • Hung 1.2%
  • Anh 1.2%
  • Thi 1.2%
  • Dung 1.1%
  • Minh 1.1%
  • Kim 0.9%
  • Hoa 0.9%
  • Thu 0.9%
  • Tuan 0.9%
  • Hai 0.8%
  • Huong 0.8%
  • Ngoc 0.8%
  • Tam 0.8%
  • Hoang 0.8%
  • Hong 0.8%
  • Trang 0.7%
  • Long 0.7%
  • Lan 0.7%
  • Mai 0.7%
  • T 0.7%
  • Khanh 0.6%
  • Son 0.6%
  • Hien 0.6%
  • Thao 0.6%
  • Binh 0.6%
  • Linh 0.6%
  • Hanh 0.6%
  • Duc 0.6%
  • Vinh 0.5%
  • Nga 0.5%
  • Loan 0.5%
  • Ha 0.5%
  • Chau 0.5%
  • Quang 0.5%
  • Tu 0.5%
  • Hue 0.5%
  • Xuan 0.5%
  • Nam 0.5%
  • Cuong 0.5%
  • John 0.4%
  • Tien 0.4%
  • H 0.4%
  • Tan 0.4%
  • My 0.4%
  • Huy 0.4%
  • Chi 0.4%

Nguyen Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Nguyen (US and Australia) Nguyên (France)

Last names similar to Nguyen

N'guyen, Ngüyen, Nguyén, Nguyèn, Nguyena, Nguyenadam, Nguyenai, Nguyenandison, Nguyenanh, Nguyenanthony, Nguyenauthur, Nguyenba, Nguyenbang, Nguyenbao, Nguyenbenjamin, Nguyenbenson, Nguyenbich, Nguyenbilly, Nguyenbinh, Nguyenbrian

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