198 Chinese Baby Names With Meanings

Are you looking for an offbeat baby name for your child? How about picking a Chinese name? Just like the years' old Chinese heritage and cultures, even Chinese names symbolize virtue, ancient treasures, and serenity. There’s an extreme diversity in Chinese names due to the different dynasties, religions like Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and of course, Mandarin and Cantonese dialects.

Chinese names are mainly made up of a few characters. The family name is the first character, followed by the given name. The characters should combine in such a way that it brings prosperity and good luck to the child.

Meanings of names are very significant to the Chinese people. They believe that a good name brings fame and respect to the bearer and a name with bad meaning brings a hard life. Traditional Chinese male names connote prosperity, strength, and characteristics that parents hope their babies to inherit. Baby girl names, on the other hand, skew towards nature, beauty, and grace.

If you’ve decided to choose a Chinese name for your child, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect place. MomJunction has a rich resource of Chinese baby names with meanings. Have a look!

Ailove, affectionGirl
Alixof dignified kindGirl
AnThe one who is gracious and satisfyingUnisex
BaiWhite and crystal clear; pureGirl
BambangThe name means a knight or a soldier.Boy
BaoTo Order, To BidUnisex
BardeOne who Sings BalladsBoy
BartekSon of Talmai; Farmer's SonBoy
BartolomeoSon of a Farmer; Both Surname and Given Name; Farmer's SonBoy
BeaufortFrom the Beautiful FortBoy
BengtBlessed,to give honour or glory to (a person or thing) as divine or holyBoy
BenjimenRight-hand Son; Similar to Benedict; Son of the Right HandBoy
BenyaminJacob's Youngest Son; Son of the Right HandBoy
BerginSpear-like; Lives on the HillBoy
BernardaFeminine of BernardGirl
BerndtBrave Like a BearBoy
BertholdBrilliant Ruler; Bright Strength; Renowned LeaderBoy
BiA Chinesee name meaning Green JadeGirl
BiaggioOne who stammersBoy
BimingAs clear as jade; a homestead provided for peopleBoy
BolinAn elder brother of the rainBoy
CaihongA rainbow in the skyGirl
CaoA Chinesee surnameUnisex
ChangAn unhindered spiritBoy
ChangeAdoption of a different routeBoy
ChaoThe one who surpassesUnisex
ChaunThe one who has financial and emotional securityBoy
ChenA great personalityBoy
ChengAn accomplished personUnisex
ChenricAmazing morningUnisex
CheungFortunate manBoy
ChinVariant of JinBoy
ChinaFilled with affectionUnisex
ChuPearl;a precious jewel used worldwideGirl
ChunThe spring season; the season of bloomsUnisex
ChungThe person who is wise and has deep understanding in various mattersBoy
CongIntelligent; one who has lots of wisdom and excels in every aspectUnisex
CuiA Prince; advent of nightGirl
Da XiaBiggest heroGirl
Da-xiaA long summerGirl
DelunOne who lays down order and gives justiceBoy
DingbangOne who protects his countryBoy
DishiA man of high virtueBoy
DisungA worthy and truthful personBoy
DiuOne who is down to Earth and is practical personGirl
FaChinesee name meaning a new beginningBoy
FaiChinesee name meaning beginningBoy
FanShort from Francis, a famous bearerBoy
FangA pen for sheepBoy
FengOne who is like a Phoenix. Also means mapleBoy
FuRefers to well to do and prosperous.Boy
GangHard, rigid or strongBoy
GenjiWho is most valuable as Gold.Girl
GhoA responsible and inspirational beingGirl
GuangLight, Guang will be the light for the other ones to guide and show the path.Boy
GuoIt is the word which is written on Chinesee,The wall that surrounds a city.girl
HaoChinesee - Good; PerfectBoy
HeA harmonu and peace th eriver bringsUnisex
Hengconstant, steady, persistentGirl
HienGentle; Nice; Quiet; PerseveringGirl
HolwellLives by the Holy SpringBoy
HopChinesee - Agreeable;Consistant; Also a variant form of HopeGirl
HouOne who is a lord, a noblemanBoy
HuTiger; Vigorous; A Nature GodBoy
HuanFortunate, Happy, PleasedGirl
HuangBright yellowBoy
HysonChinesee - Flourishing spring; A name after an English tea merchantBoy
JiaJia means the outstanding, great person who is everyone's favorite.Unisex
Jia LiGood and BeautifulGirl
JianJian the condition of being agreeable, sound, or upbeat.Boy
JiangJiang means the flowing river with a constant speed. Means a determind and contant person.Boy
JiaoJiao means a loveable beautiful person. Who loves to teach.Girl
Jiao-longLooks like a dragon; A scaled DragonBoy
JieChinesee - One who is Pure; ChasteBoy
JieiJiei is the variation of name Jie which means a prominent and succefull person.Boy
JigJig means quickly. A person with quick speed.Boy
JilpaA person who gives life to other. A teacher of life.Girl
JinChinesee - Gold; Metal; Money; Embroided; Bright; FerryBoy
JingChinesee - Essence, Perfect; Clear, Crystal; Capital CityBoy
Jing-shengChinesee - Born in the City; Born in BeijingBoy
Jonahit means Dove. People with this name get fame and wealth. They are often termed as hero because of their courageous attitude.Boy
Jordellpeople with this name have absolute thinking and joyful in nature. They look life in a unque way . They are bee-keeper or monk.Boy
JuChinesee - Chrysanthemum ; Daisy flowerGirl
Ju-longChinesee - Powerful and gigantic ; Strong and mighty like a dragonBoy
JuanGod is gracious. People with this name have the fun side and can convince people with their nice and jolly attitude.Boy
Judaalapeople with this name have absolute thinking and joyful in nature. They look life in a unque way . They are bee-keeper or monk.Boy
Julissapeople with this name are sweet , absolute and unique in personality. They are filled with energy and please to meet every person.Girl
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