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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chien

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  • A submission from Washington, United States says the name Chien means "Money" and is of Chinese origin.

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Alt. Meaning

C is for creative, ideas aplenty

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons Named Chien

Chien Yu-chin is a badminton player.


Chien Shih-Liang was a chemist, educator, and teacher. Chien was born in 1908 in Hangzhou. He died in 1983.


Chien was born on June 4th, 1951 in Pingtung County.


Chien Tai-lang is a Secretary-General of Executive Yuan of the Republic of China, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Deputy Secretary-General of Executive Yuan of the Republic of China, Political Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China, Admini. Chien was born on February 15th, 1947 in Xinyuan, Pingtung.



Chien Chung-liang is a Deputy Minister of Science, Technology of the Republic of China, Deputy Minister ofScience, and Technologyof theRepublic of China.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chien

Shu Chien is a in the field of biological engineering. Shu was born in 1931 in Beijing, China.


Hank Chien is a plastic surgeon and plastic surgery. Hank was born on August 4th, 1974.


Sansan Chien was a composer. Sansan was born on July 1st, 1967 in Changhua. She left this life on October 24th, 2011.


Wei-zang was born on October 9th, 1912. He passed away on July 30th, 2010.


Colleen V. Chien is a law professor. Colleen was born on September 10th, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut.


Carl was born on December 20th, 1964 in Taipei.


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Popularity of Chien as a last name

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Common last names for Chien

  • Chen
  • Nguyen
  • Chang
  • Huang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chien U.S.
  White 3.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chien

People with the last name Chien are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Chien

  • How Popular is the name Chien? Chien is the 84,427th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chien was the 8,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chien have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Chien in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chien? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chien first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chien is Thursday, December 22nd, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Chien born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chien was in 1984 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Chien: Your name in reverse order is Neihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niceh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chien? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,756 people with the last name Chien.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chien? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Chien as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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