198 Chinese Baby Names With Meanings

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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!

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
Li JieLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Jie means Heroic, OutstandingBoy
Li JingLi means Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Beautiful, Jing means Quiet, Still, Gentle, Essence, Spirit, Clear, CrystalGirl
Li JunLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Jun means Talented, Handsome, King, RulerBoy
Li NaLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Na means Elegant, Graceful, DelicateGirl
Li QiangLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Qiang means Strong, Powerful, EnergeticBoy
Li WeiLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Wei means Power, Pomp, High, ExtraordinaryBoy
Li XiuLi means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Xiu means Develop, Luxuriant, Beautiful, Elegant, OutstandingGirl
Liu WeiLiu means Kill, Destroy, Wei means Power, Pomp, High, ExtraordinaryBoy
Wang FangWang means King, Monarch, Fang means Fragrant, Virtuous, BeautifulGirl
Wang JingWang means King, Monarch, Jing means Quiet, Still, Gentle, Essence, Spirit, Clear, CrystalGirl
Wang leiWang means King, Monarch, Lei means Thunder, Bud, or Pile of StonesBoy
Wang LiWang means King, Monarch, Li means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, DawnGirl
Wang WeiWang means King, Monarch, Wei means Power, Pomp, High, ExtraordinaryBoy
Wang XiuWang means King, Monarch, Xiu means Develop, Luxuriant, Beautiful, Elegant, OutstandingGirl
Wang YongWang means King, Monarch, Yong means Brave, EternalBoy
Zhang LiZhang means Stretch, Extend, Archer, Li means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, DawnGirl
Zhang MinZhang means Stretch, Extend, Archer, Min means Quick, Clever, SharpGirl
Zhang WeiZhang means Stretch, Extend, Archer, Wei means Power, Pomp, High, ExtraordinaryBoy
Zhang XiuZhang means Stretch, Extend, Archer, Xiu means Develop, Luxuriant, Beautiful, Elegant, OutstandingGirl
Zhang YongZhang means Stretch, Extend, Archer, Yong means Brave, EternalBoy
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
BenceVictorBoy
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
BethshebaOathGirl
BiA Chinesee name meaning Green JadeGirl
BiaggioOne who stammersBoy
BikStride,StrongBoy
BilliWill-helmetGirl
BimingAs clear as jade; a homestead provided for peopleBoy
BinyaminPloughmanBoy
BlaikeLightBoy
BoPreciousGirl
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
HeelotusGirl
Hengconstant, steady, persistentGirl
HienGentle; Nice; Quiet; PerseveringGirl
HoleaHolyGirl
HolwellLives by the Holy SpringBoy
HongLargeBoy
HopChinesee - Agreeable;Consistant; Also a variant form of HopeGirl
HoraciotimekeeperBoy
HouOne who is a lord, a noblemanBoy
HuTiger; Vigorous; A Nature GodBoy
HuaProsperousUnisex
HuanFortunate, Happy, PleasedGirl
HuangBright yellowBoy
Huisharp,quick,cleverUnisex
HysonChinesee - Flourishing spring; A name after an English tea merchantBoy
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