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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Minh

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User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Vietnam says the name Minh is of Vietnamese origin and means "Another meaning is "bright", or "shine"".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Minh means "Intelligence" and is of Vietnamese origin.
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  1. (only in compounds) oath, alliance

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    Notable Persons Named Minh

    Minh Le is a video game programmer. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Minh is also known as Gooseman.


    Minh Mạng was royalty. They hold the title Emperor of Vietnam. They were most active from 1820 to 1841. Minh was born as the child of Emperor and Thuận Thiên (Nguyễn dynasty empress) on May 25th, 1791 in Gia Định Province. They passed away on January 20th, 1841.


    Minh Tuyết is a pop music musician. Minh was given the name Trần Thị Minh Tuyết on October 15th, 1976 in Ho Chi Minh City.


    Minh Ly is a poker player. Minh was born on March 24th, 1967.


    Minh Thai is an athlete.


    Minh was born on June 22nd, 1987. Minh is also known as 27 tuoi.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Minh

    Hồ Chí Minh was a Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Politburo, Chairman of theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party. Hồ was born on May 19th, 1890 in Kim Liên. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 1969.


    Dương Văn Minh was a Leaders of South Vietnam. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1975. Dương was born on February 16th, 1916 in Mỹ Tho Province, Cochinchina, French Indochina. They left this life on August 6th, 2001.


    Lê Lương Minh is a List of Secretaries-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Lê was born on September 1st, 1952 in Thanh Hóa Province.


    Nguyen was given the name Nguyễn Tiến Minh on February 12th, 1983 in Ho Chi Minh City.


    Phạm Bình Minh is a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the Department for International Organizations, Foreign Affairs, Member of the Politburo, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Minister ofForeign Affairs, Vice Minister ofFore. Phạm was born on March 26th, 1959 in Nam Định Province.


    Thu Minh is a pop music, dance music, and electronic music musician. She was most active from 1993 to present. Thu was given the name Vũ Thu Minh on September 22nd, 1977 in Hanoi. Thu is also known as Thu Minh.


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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1975 6 0 6
    1976 21 0 21
    1977 21 5 16
    1978 20 0 20
    1979 43 8 35
    1980 56 6 50
    1981 83 16 67
    1982 102 22 80
    1983 87 17 70
    1984 70 13 57
    1985 73 14 59
    1986 54 8 46
    1987 61 11 50
    1988 66 9 57
    1989 60 14 46
    1990 50 0 50
    1991 47 5 42
    1992 79 11 68
    1993 65 7 58
    1994 67 5 62
    1995 48 8 40
    1996 55 7 48
    1997 57 0 57
    1998 28 0 28
    1999 33 0 33
    2000 30 0 30
    2001 40 0 40
    2002 45 8 37
    2003 64 14 50
    2004 44 6 38
    2005 47 6 41
    2006 44 6 38
    2007 53 8 45
    2008 47 0 47
    2009 42 7 35
    2010 43 6 37
    2011 40 0 40
    2012 46 0 46
    2013 29 6 23
    2014 54 8 46
    2015 45 6 39
    2016 35 6 29
    2017 43 7 36
    * Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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    International Interest for Minh

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    Popularity of Minh as a first name

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    Common last names for Minh

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Le
    • Huynh
    • Pham
    • Phan
    • Do
    • Luu
    • Ly
    • Chau
    • Luong
    • Ho
    • To

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Minh U.S.
      White 9.20% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 87.12% 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 Minh

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Minh

    • How Popular is the name Minh? Minh is the 6,496th most popular name of all time. As a last name Minh was the 108,734th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Minh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,143 babies born with the first name Minh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Minh to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Minh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Minh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Minh is Monday, May 2nd, 1898.
    • What year had the most people named Minh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Minh was in 1982 with a total of 80 babies.
    • Random Minh Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Minh is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000.
    • Weird things about the name Minh: Your name in reverse order is Hnim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hinm. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Minh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 163 people with the last name Minh.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minh? Minh is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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