Nguyen

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560
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nguyen

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  • A user from Australia says the name Nguyen is of Unknown origin and means "A dynasty in vietnam".
  • According to a user from District of Columbia, United States, the name Nguyen is of Vietnamese origin and means "Complete, whole, entirety".
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Nguyen is of Vietnamese origin and means "Soft".
  • A user from Missouri, United States says the name Nguyen is of Unknown origin and means "Winners".

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Wiktionary

Transliteration of Vietnamese Nguyá»…n

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Nguyen

Nguyễn Ngọc Loan is a military person.

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Nguyễn Văn Lém is a military person.

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Dustin Nguyen is an actor, director, writer, martial artist, film director, and martial arts. He has been prominent since 1985. Dustin was given the name Nguyen Xuan Tri on September 17th, 1962 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was a President of South Vietnam and Leaders of South Vietnam. Their military service ended in 1967. Nguyễn was born on April 5th, 1923 in Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm. They passed away on September 29th, 2001.

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Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is a Member of the Politburo, Minister of Government Office, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Member of thePolitburo, and Minister ofGovernment Office. Nguyễn was born on July 20th, 1954 in Quảng Nam Province.

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Nguyễn Phú Trọng is a Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, General Secretary of the Communist Party, Secretary of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party, Chairman of the National Assembly, Secretary of theHanoiParty Committee, General Secretary of the Commun. Nguyễn was born on April 14th, 1944 in Hanoi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nguyen

She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Tila was given the name Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen on October 24th, 1981 in Singapore.

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Dustin Nguyen is an actor, director, writer, martial artist, film director, and martial arts. He has been prominent since 1985. Dustin was given the name Nguyen Xuan Tri on September 17th, 1962 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ben was born on August 3rd, 1988 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States.

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Scotty Nguyen is a poker player.

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Dat Nguyen is an american football player. His career lasted from 1999 to 2005. Dat was born on September 25th, 1975 in Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center.

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Van was born on August 17th, 1980 in Songkhla. Van is also known as Nguyen Tuong Van (Vietnamese name). He passed away on December 2nd, 2005.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 15 7 8
1976 10 0 10
1977 10 0 10
1979 9 0 9
1980 22 5 17
1981 20 5 15
1982 29 10 19
1983 19 0 19
1984 18 7 11
1985 16 6 10
1986 15 0 15
1987 17 0 17
1988 22 5 17
1990 21 5 16
1991 24 9 15
1992 29 11 18
1993 22 9 13
1994 17 9 8
1995 18 0 18
1996 10 0 10
1997 12 5 7
1998 10 0 10
1999 10 0 10
2000 14 0 14
2001 12 0 12
2002 14 8 6
2003 14 6 8
2004 9 0 9
2005 10 0 10
2006 12 5 7
2008 7 0 7
2009 13 0 13
2010 8 0 8
2011 6 0 6
2012 13 5 8
2013 5 0 5
2014 6 0 6
2015 10 0 10
2016 6 0 6
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Nguyen as a last name

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Common last names for Nguyen

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Huynh
  • Phan

Common first names for Nguyen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nguyen U.S.
  White 0.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nguyen

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

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Fun Facts about the name Nguyen

  • How Popular is the name Nguyen? Nguyen is the 15,198th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nguyen was the 38th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nguyen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 560 babies born with the first name Nguyen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nguyen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nguyen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Nguyen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nguyen is Saturday, July 15th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Nguyen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nguyen was in 1982 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Nguyen Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nguyen is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Nguyen: Your name in reverse order is Neyugn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ygnnue. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nguyen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 437,645 people with the last name Nguyen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nguyen? Nguyen was ranked as the 38th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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