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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Viet

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Alt. Meaning

V is for valiant, the way you approach life!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

E is for elegant, born within you.

T is for tender, loving nature.

Notable Persons Named Viet

Viet D. Dinh is a United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy and United States Assistant Attorney Generalfor theOffice of Legal Policy. Viet was born on February 22nd, 1968 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Viet was born on February 25th, 1981. They passed away on October 6th, 2007.

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Viet was born in 1965 in Biên Hòa.

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Viet Nguyen is a soccer player for the Washington Huskies, Seattle Sounders (1994–2008), Tacoma Stars (2003), and United States men's national under-20 soccer team. Viet was born on August 6th, 1975 in Dallas.

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Viet was born in 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Viet

Khuông was born in 933. He breathed his last breath in 1011.

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Hoàng was born on February 28th, 1928. He passed away on December 31st, 1967.

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Nguyễn was born on October 1st, 1988 in Thuy Nguyen, Haiphong, Vietnam.

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Nguyễn Văn Việt is an athlete for the Than Quảng Ninh F.C.

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Trần Quốc Việt is an athlete for the Kienlongbank Kiên Giang F.C.

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Nguyễn Hồng Việt is an athlete for the Hải Phòng F.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 28 5 23
1976 36 0 36
1977 17 0 17
1978 30 0 30
1979 30 0 30
1980 34 0 34
1981 53 6 47
1982 65 0 65
1983 56 0 56
1984 45 0 45
1985 34 0 34
1986 42 0 42
1987 44 0 44
1988 31 0 31
1989 32 0 32
1990 18 0 18
1991 42 0 42
1992 29 0 29
1993 30 0 30
1994 35 0 35
1995 24 0 24
1996 25 0 25
1997 16 0 16
1998 15 0 15
1999 12 0 12
2000 20 0 20
2001 19 0 19
2002 21 0 21
2003 25 0 25
2004 18 0 18
2005 22 0 22
2006 17 0 17
2007 20 0 20
2008 18 0 18
2009 14 0 14
2010 13 0 13
2011 7 0 7
2012 7 0 7
2013 13 0 13
2014 7 0 7
2015 8 0 8
2016 6 0 6
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Viet as a last name

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Common last names for Viet

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Pham
  • Vu

Common first names for Viet

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Viet U.S.
  White 66.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Viet

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

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Fun Facts about the name Viet

  • How Popular is the name Viet? Viet is the 10,034th most popular name of all time. As a last name Viet was the 81,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Viet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,083 babies born with the first name Viet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Viet to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Viet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Viet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Viet is Saturday, August 10th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Viet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Viet was in 1982 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Viet Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Viet is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 14 babies in California have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Viet: Your name in reverse order is Teiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eitv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Viet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 232 people with the last name Viet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Viet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Viet as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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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