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78 Beautiful Vietnamese Boy Names and Meanings

Vietnamese Boy Names

As a parent, we all have it on the front of our minds that a name tells great stories about our foundations, presents, and future. They are the only inheritance we take to our graves.

The choosing of a name is influenced by several factors, including culture, religion, beliefs, era, etc. A Vietnamese person regards a name as a very sacred part of our souls. It is compulsory to adopt Vietnamese names when applying for a Vietnamese nationality.

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Frequently, two Vietnamese boys’ names might be combined for new and special meaning, creating a more positive and meaningful approach. While ushering in, good luck for the life of your baby boy.

Most of these names are also regarded as Chinese names and used in Asia countries. Below is a comprehensive list of popular Vietnamese baby boy names which would undoubtedly help parents select the perfect name for their boy child:

Table of Contents

An

The name ‘An’ refers to one who is gracious by nature. It is pronounced as ‘un,’ and the name was derived from Chinese and means’ ‘silent’ or ‘peace’

Anh Dung

This is a simple Vietnamese name that means ‘heroism’ and ‘strength’ and is perfect for a boy child as it is given to boy children that are expected to possess a heroic character.

Ba

This name means ‘three’ or ‘third’.

Bach

In Vietnamese culture, the name ‘Bach’ refers to a mountain tree. The name also possesses Jewish root and German root, meaning ‘someone who dwells by the stream’ in Jew. From its German root, it stands for ‘stream’.

Bao

The name has two origins; Chinese and Vietnamese roots. In Vietnamese, the name means ‘protection or security’. In Chinese, it means ‘treasure’ and ‘praise’.

Bay

This is a unique Vietnamese name given to a seventh-born son.

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Bianh

This name is of Vietnamese origin, and it means ‘piece average’.

Buu

‘Buu’ in Vietnamese means’ principle guide’.

Ca

‘Ca’ is an exotic unisex name given to the eldest child or the firstborn child.

Cuong

The name is pronounced as ‘KWA-ONG”. It is of Vietnamese origin, and it means ‘flourishing’ or ‘healthy’. A name perfect for a baby boy.

Chi

This name stands for ‘branch’ or ‘man with a purpose’ when interpreted in Vietnamese. But in Chinese, it means ‘Life force’ or ‘energy.’ In the Modern Greek language, it is the twenty-second alphabet.

Chien

This is a fierce Vietnamese name meaning ‘fighter’ or ‘warrior’.

Chinh

This name means ‘righteousness’.

Dai

The meaning of this name is ‘great’. The name also possesses a Korean origin.

Dang

This is a popular name with Asiatic and Indo-European roots, and the name means ‘prestige’ or ‘valuable’. It has a variant spelling of ‘Danh’.

Dinh

This is among the famous Vietnamese baby names for a baby boy. It means ‘summit’.

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Duc

This is not an uncommon name in the Vietnamese language. The meaning of the name is ‘moral’ or ‘good’.

Dung

This is a Vietnamese rooted name that means ‘courage’. Quite bold enough for your baby boy. The name is also used as a Vietnamese surname or alongside other family names.

Duong

This name means ‘virile’.

Gia

Gia is a unisex Vietnam name. Though it is not so common among male names but in female names, it means ‘family’. Its variants spellings include Gya, Gyah, or Giah.

Gian

This name originated from old times and has a Hebrew root. It means ‘gift from God’. The name is pronounced as ‘YAA-HNG’ in the South and ‘ZAA-HNG’ in the North. The name is popular among Vietnamese parents.

Ha

This name represents ‘ocean’ or river’.

Hai

This is a zoan-type of name that means ‘sea lion’.

Hao

This is a typical Vietnamese name that simply means ‘good’.

Hien

The name has a Vietnamese root or origin and belonged to Emperor Le Hien Tong. It means ‘kind’, ‘quiet’, and ‘gentle’. Some Historians say it possesses a Japanese heritage.

Heiu

The name is of Vietnamese origin, and it means ‘respectful”.

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Hoang

This is a name of beauty or attraction; it means ‘gold’.

Hoc

This name means ‘studious’, a manly name that is perfect for a male child. 

Hung

This name has a Chinese and Vietnamese origin. ‘Hung’ means ‘hero’ in the Vietnamese language and ‘wonderful’ in Chinese. The name is also familiar in English-speaking countries.

Huu

The name is commonly used as a middle name given to a child who is not last but is not the firstborn. ‘Huu’ means ‘middle’. It also has a Taiwanese root.

Huy

This name seemly means’ glorious’.

Huynh

This is the name of hierarchy. The name means ‘older brother’. 

Hy

The name means ‘hopeful’.

Kim

This name also means ‘gold’ or ‘metal’. It is of Southern Vietnamese origin.

Khuyen

This is a unisex name originating from Vietnam. It means ‘wise counsel’.

Khanh

This name is also a unisex name that works for both a girl or boy child. It has a Turkish root that means ‘precious stone’ and an Arabian root. In Arabic, it means ‘prince’ and has a variant spelling of Khanh or Khan.

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Lahn

This baby boy’s name of Vietnam origin means ‘smart’ and ‘quick’.

Lap

This is an uncommon name in Vietnamese, and the name means ‘independent’.

Le 

This is a unisex Vietnamese name that means ‘pearl’. It is more common among girl names.

Long

‘Long’ is a name that means ‘hair’. It is well known among the familiar names in Vietnam 

Ly

This is derivative from the Chinese surname ‘Li’. It is a baby name that suits both a baby boy or baby girl child. It has a root in Northern Vietnam, and it is a Zoan-type of name that means ‘Lion’. A famous figure that possessed this name was Ly Ong Trong, a legendary warrior in Vietnam.

Minh

This is a unisex Sino-Vietnamese name that means ‘bright or a clever person.

Mahn

This name has a meaning that interprets as ‘strong’ and ‘powerful’; it is of Sino-Vietnamese origin.

Nam

This is a Vietnamese name that means ‘peel’ or ‘scrapes off.’

Ngai

This name means ‘herb’.

Nghia

This is a rare Vietnamese name that means ‘forever.

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Ngu

Ngu is a word for ‘sleep’ in the Vietnamese language.

Nhat

The meaning of this name is ‘long life’. It is a rare name of Vietnamese origin.

Nhung

This is a Vietnamese name that means ‘velvet’.

Oanh

The name is pronounced ‘OH-WAH-N,’ and in the Vietnamese language, it is ‘ORIOLE,’ which means a type of bird’.

Phong

In Vietnamese, the meaning of ‘Phong’ is ‘wind’. The name is an archaic word owned to the Cantonese Chinese word ‘fung’ and ‘feng’ in Mandarin.

Phuc

This is a unique name in Vietnam; the name means ‘blessings’ or ‘luck’. A perfect name for a parent who’s been waiting long for the arrival of a child.

Phuoc

This name is a Vietnam name and is also spelled as ‘Phuok’. The name means ‘good’.

Pin

This name means ‘faithful boy’. 

Phung

‘Phoenix’ is what the name stands for in Vietnamese.

Quang

The name is pronounced as ‘KWAH-NG,’ and it means ‘clear’, ‘bright’ or ‘brilliant.

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Quoc

The name ‘Quoc’ means ‘nation’ or ‘country’. It is of Vietnamese origin.

Si

The single syllable name is argued to have originated from so many turfs such as Sweden, China, Thai, and Vietnamese origin. These languages mean different things, but in Vietnamese, this baby boys’ name means ‘gentleman’. 

Son

This is a fit name for a boy and also for a girl child. The name has Korean origin as well as Vietnamese origin. Pronounced as ‘SAH-N’, the name means ‘gentle’ to the Koreans and ‘mountain’ in Vietnam.

Sinh

Sinh is of Vietnamese origin, and it means ‘birth’, ‘full of life, and ‘blooming’. A name perfect for a boy child that’s full of energy.

Tai

This name in the Chinese language means ‘vast’ while in Vietnamese. The name means ‘talented’ and ‘prosperous’.

Tam

The name ‘Tam’ is very much employable in cases of numerous blessings. The name is of Vietnamese origin, and it means ‘Eight’.

Tan

The name is pronounced as ‘TAH-OO’. It means ‘new’ in Vietnamese, but in Tswana, the name means ‘lion’. Apart from Tswana origin, the name also possesses a Turkish origin.

Teo

This is the perfect boy name; the name means ‘Twin’.

Thai

This name has both Thai and Vietnamese origins. It is another name that can be used in many births, for instance, a quadruple birth. The name means ‘multiple’.  

Thang

A Vietnamese name that means ‘victory’.

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Thian

Thian is a Vietnamese name that means ‘smooth’. It is also spelled as ‘Thien’.

Thinh

This is an important Vietnamese name of Vietnam roots. The name means ‘prosperity’. It can be given to both a girl and boy child.

Toan

The meaning of this name is ‘secure’ or ‘complete’.

Trang

Trang is of Vietnam origin, and it means ‘honorable’. It is a lovely name to bestow on a male child.

Trong

Just like ‘Trang’, Trong is also a name that commands much of the awe feeling. The name means ‘respected’. If you are blessed with twins, you can gift your boys these names as they function better together. 

Tu

This name is a name that signifies firmness in character. It means ‘Tree’.

Tuyen

This is a unisex name. It means ‘angel’.

Van

This is a prominent name for boy babies. The name means ‘cloud’ or ‘male’.

Vien

This is a Vietnamese name that means ‘completion’.

Viet

This name is gifted to male children to show tradition and tell a story of their origin. The name is of Vietnamese origin. It is a short form for ‘Vietnam’. 

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Vuong

This is a perfect baby boy’s name. It means ‘prosperous’ or ‘developed’.

Xuan

This is of Southern Vietnamese origin. The name means ‘spring,’ and it is an elegant name for both boys and girls.

Outlook

Vietnamese boy names are unique names that are primarily abstracts, and they represent personality and quality. However, these names are all unique, stylish, and define a baby’s individuality. With some originating from North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Taiwan, and even share links with Irish names and some Korean boy names. 

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