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

What does the name Hien mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hien

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Hien means "Meek and gentle".
  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Hien is of Vietnamese origin and means "Hero".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Hien

Hien Manh Tran is a general contractor and construction contractor. He has been prominent since 2010. Hien was born in California. Hien is also known as Tran and HT.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hien

Nguyen Thanh Hien is a r&b, pop music, rhythm, and blues singer, musician, entertainer, dancer, model, pianist, fiddler, and fiddle. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Nguyen was given the name Nguyễn Thanh Hiển on March 6th, 1994 in Budapest. Nguyen is also known as Hien and Hyenn.


Thuc Hien is a pop music, rhythm, blues, and acoustic music musician. They have had major accomplishments since 1990. Thuc was born on May 13th, 1981 in Ho Chi Minh City.


Admiral was born on October 15th, 1954 in Ninh Bình.


Nguyễn was born in 1865. They breathed their last breath in 1925.


He passed away in 626.


Nguyen was born in 1856. They left this life in 1914.


How popular is the baby name Hien in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 6 6 0
1977 6 6 0
1979 18 11 7
1980 18 9 9
1981 29 20 9
1982 31 15 16
1983 28 14 14
1984 44 30 14
1985 35 15 20
1986 21 12 9
1987 27 15 12
1988 29 17 12
1989 19 12 7
1990 25 11 14
1991 35 17 18
1992 26 16 10
1993 28 13 15
1994 20 10 10
1995 15 15 0
1996 22 11 11
1997 17 9 8
1998 15 10 5
1999 12 0 12
2000 12 7 5
2001 13 6 7
2002 12 0 12
2003 10 10 0
2004 12 5 7
2005 9 0 9
2006 8 0 8
2008 6 0 6
2009 7 0 7
2010 5 5 0
2011 5 0 5
2016 7 0 7
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Hien

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hien as a last name

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Common last names for Hien

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham
  • Vu
  • Huynh
  • Ly
  • Trinh
  • Duong

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hien U.S.
  White 31.53% 64.26%
  African American 5.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 60.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hien

People with the last name Hien are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Hien

  • How Popular is the name Hien? Hien is the 14,084th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hien was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hien have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 632 babies born with the first name Hien in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hien to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hien? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hien first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hien is Tuesday, July 2nd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Hien born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hien was in 1984 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Hien Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hien is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Hien: Your name in reverse order is Neih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hien? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Hien.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hien? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hien as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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