197 Chinese Baby Names With Meanings


Are you looking for an offbeat baby name for your child? How about exploring some Chinese baby names? Like the years-old Chinese heritage and culture, 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, as the 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 a bad meaning brings a hard life. Traditional Chinese male names connote prosperity, strength, and characteristics parents hope their babies inherit. On the other hand, baby girl names skew towards nature, beauty, and grace. Chinese naming convention follows a different order than the Western tradition. They add their given name after their surname or family name. And women typically do not alter their surnames after marriage (1). The titles often feature one or two characters with deep symbolic meaning and ideal characteristics that Chinese parents highly value, including beauty, intelligence, compassion, and strength. When naming their children, they adhere to this practice. Baby girls are frequently given delicate feminine names with calming overtones to complement their naturally masculine family names. Another historic naming custom in China is the milk name or small name, which is given to the child at birth (2). If you've decided to choose a Chinese name for your child, you've stumbled upon the perfect place. Our post has a rich resource of Chinese baby names with meanings. Have a look!

heart image Ai Baby Girl Sign Girl Love; Affection
heart image Alix Baby Girl Sign Girl Noble
heart image An Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The one who is gracious and satisfying
heart image Bai Baby Girl Sign Girl White and crystal clear; Pure
heart image Bambang Baby Boy Sign Boy A knight or a soldier
heart image Bao Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Jewel; Treasure; Precious
heart image Barde Baby Boy Sign Boy One who Sings Ballads
heart image Bartek Baby Boy Sign Boy Son of Talmai; Farmer's son
heart image Bartolomeo Baby Boy Sign Boy Son of a farmer
heart image Beaufort Baby Boy Sign Boy From the Beautiful Fort
heart image Bence Baby Boy Sign Boy Victor
heart image Bengt Baby Boy Sign Boy Blessed; To give honor or glory to a person or thing as divine or holy
heart image Benjimen Baby Boy Sign Boy Right-hand son; Similar to Benedict; Son of the right-hand
heart image Benyamin Baby Boy Sign Boy Jacob's youngest son; Son of the right-hand
heart image Bergin Baby Boy Sign Boy Spear-like; Lives on the Hill
heart image Bernarda Baby Girl Sign Girl Feminine of Bernard
heart image Berndt Baby Boy Sign Boy Brave Like a Bear
heart image Berthold Baby Boy Sign Boy Brilliant Ruler; Bright Strength; Renowned Leader
heart image Bethsheba Baby Girl Sign Girl Oath
heart image Bi Baby Girl Sign Girl A Chinesee name meaning Green Jade
heart image Biaggio Baby Boy Sign Boy One who stammers
heart image Bik Baby Boy Sign Boy Stride; Strong
heart image Billi Baby Girl Sign Girl Will-helmet
heart image Biming Baby Boy Sign Boy As clear as jade; a homestead provided for people
heart image Binyamin Baby Boy Sign Boy Son of the right hand
heart image Blaike Baby Boy Sign Boy Light
heart image Bo Baby Girl Sign Girl To live; Powerful
heart image Bolin Baby Boy Sign Boy An elder brother of the rain
heart image Caihong Baby Girl Sign Girl Rainbow
heart image Cao Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Grasp
heart image Chang Baby Boy Sign Boy Flourish; Good; Sunlight; Unrestrained
heart image Change Baby Boy Sign Boy Adoption of a different route
heart image Chao Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The one who surpasses
heart image Chaun Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who has financial and emotional security
heart image Chen Baby Boy Sign Boy Morning; Grace
heart image Cheng Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Completed; Sincere
heart image Chenric Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Amazing morning
heart image Cheung Baby Boy Sign Boy Fortunate man
heart image Chin Baby Boy Sign Boy Variant of Jin
heart image China Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Filled with affection
heart image Chu Baby Girl Sign Girl Pearl; A precious jewel used worldwide
heart image Chun Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The spring season; the season of blooms
heart image Chung Baby Boy Sign Boy The person who is wise and has deep understanding in various matters
heart image Cong Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Intelligent; one who has lots of wisdom and excels in every aspect
heart image Cui Baby Girl Sign Girl A Prince; advent of night
heart image Da Xia Baby Girl Sign Girl Biggest hero
heart image Delun Baby Boy Sign Boy One who lays down order and gives justice
heart image Dingbang Baby Boy Sign Boy One who protects his country
heart image Dishi Baby Boy Sign Boy A man of high virtue
heart image Disung Baby Boy Sign Boy A worthy and truthful person
heart image Diu Baby Girl Sign Girl One who is down to Earth and a practical person
heart image Fa Baby Boy Sign Boy A new beginning
heart image Fai Baby Boy Sign Boy Beginning
heart image Fan Baby Boy Sign Boy Short from Francis; A famous bearer
heart image Fang Baby Boy Sign Boy A pen for sheep
heart image Feng Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is like a phoenix; Maple
heart image Fu Baby Boy Sign Boy Well-to-do; Prosperous
heart image Gang Baby Boy Sign Boy Hard; Rigid; Strong
heart image Genji Baby Girl Sign Girl Gold; Two beginnings
heart image Gho Baby Girl Sign Girl A responsible and inspirational being
heart image Guang Baby Boy Sign Boy Light
heart image Guo Baby Girl Sign Girl The wall that surrounds a city
heart image Hao Baby Boy Sign Boy Good; Perfect
heart image He Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The harmony and peace the river brings
heart image Hee Baby Girl Sign Girl lotus
heart image Heng Baby Girl Sign Girl Constant; Steady; Persistent
heart image Hien Baby Girl Sign Girl Gentle; Nice; Quiet; Persevering
heart image Holea Baby Girl Sign Girl Holy
heart image Holwell Baby Boy Sign Boy Lives by the Holy Spring
heart image Hong Baby Boy Sign Boy Rainbow; Enlarge; Wild Swan
heart image Hop Baby Girl Sign Girl Agreeable; Consistent; A variant of hope
heart image Horacio Baby Boy Sign Boy Timekeeper
heart image Hou Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is a lord; A nobleman
heart image Hu Baby Boy Sign Boy Tiger; Vigorous; A Nature God
heart image Hua Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Splendid; Flower; Blossom
heart image Huan Baby Girl Sign Girl Fortunate; Happy; Pleased
heart image Huang Baby Boy Sign Boy Bright yellow
heart image Hui Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Sharp; Quick; Clever
heart image Hyson Baby Boy Sign Boy Flourishing spring; A name after an English tea merchant
heart image Jia Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Good; Auspicious; Beautiful
heart image Jia Li Baby Girl Sign Girl Good and Beautiful
heart image Jian Baby Boy Sign Boy Condition of being agreeable or upbeat
heart image Jiang Baby Boy Sign Boy Flowing river; Determined and constant
heart image Jiao Baby Girl Sign Girl Lovable teacher
heart image Jiao-long Baby Boy Sign Boy Resembling a dragon; Scaled dragon
heart image Jie Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is pure and chaste
heart image Jiei Baby Boy Sign Boy A variation of Jie; Denotes a prominent and successful person
heart image Jig Baby Boy Sign Boy Quick; A person with swift speed
heart image Jilpa Baby Girl Sign Girl A person who gives life to other; A teacher of life.
heart image Jin Baby Boy Sign Boy Gold
heart image Jing Baby Boy Sign Boy Still; Crystal; Essence; Capital city
heart image Jing-sheng Baby Boy Sign Boy Chinese; Born in the city or Beijing
heart image Jonah Baby Boy Sign Boy Dove
heart image Jordell Baby Boy Sign Boy Unique thinkers; Beekeepers
heart image Ju Baby Girl Sign Girl Chrysanthemum ; Daisy flower
heart image Ju-long Baby Boy Sign Boy Powerful and gigantic ; Strong and mighty like a dragon
heart image Juan Baby Boy Sign Boy God is gracious; God is merciful; Yahweh is gracious
heart image Judaala Baby Boy Sign Boy Thoughtful; Joyful
heart image Julissa Baby Girl Sign Girl People with this name are sweet, absolute, and unique in personality. They are filled with energy and aim to please every person they meet.
heart image Jun Baby Boy Sign Boy Pure; Clean; Truth; Talented; Handsome; Ruler; King
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As one of the most populous nations in the world, China has a lot to offer when it comes to beautiful and thoughtful baby names. Shaped by their rich historical culture and philosophies, Chinese baby names are a fine balance of refinement and aspired human attributes combined with their reverence towards their ancestor. These names are coupled with modern influence and are vibrant examples of symbolic meanings, historical traditions, and the contemporary social fabric of Chinese society.

Infographic: Delightful Chinese Baby Names With Meanings

Chinese baby names are symbols of the country’s vibrant culture and long history. They often reflect vital virtues such as power, beauty, and wisdom. Western and traditional naming cultures have been combined in recent years, radiating a special fusion of tradition and modernity in their naming patterns. Go through the infographic below for some highly adored Chinese names for your baby.

classic chinese baby names for your charming baby (infographic)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which are some classic Chinese names?

Modern Chinese names have a mono-symbolic surname. It is followed by a given name with two characters. Some classic names are Xiu, meaning elegant, Zihan, meaning child, Shi, meaning honest, and Tao, meaning large waves.

2. Which Chinese names mean beautiful and elegant?

Many sweet names in Chinese imply beauty and elegance. Fang, a girl's name, means beautiful. Mei also means beauty. Xiù means elegant and beautiful. Wan is another short name that implies grace.

3. Which Chinese names mean flower and rose?

Many pretty Chinese names symbolize flowers and roses. Li Mei is a Chinese name that means 'pretty rose.' Hua means 'flower,' while Lan means 'orchid flower. Sai also means 'a friend and a flower.'

4. Which Chinese names mean lucky?

There are not many names that mean lucky in Chinese. Jiayi, pronounced as CHYA-EE, means auspicious.' Wei Qi is a male name in Chinese that means 'very lucky.'

5. Which Chinese names mean love?

Many Chinese names are symbolic of love. For example, Aibing means love, Ài means love and affection, and Mei is another name that means love.

6. Which Chinese names mean moon and star?

Many names in China refer to celestial bodies. The popular Chinese name Yue means moon, Sying means star, and Mei xing means beautiful star. You can use them for little girls.

7. How do Chinese names differ from Western names?

Chinese names are different from Western ones as they start with the family name. It is followed by the given name. The family name consists of one syllable. When deciding the name of a child, you will often find that males of the same generation in a traditional family have the first character of their given names in common (1).


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  1. A basic guide to Chinese names.
  2. T. Leo Schmitt; (2019); The Practice of Mainland Chinese Students Adopting English Names and Its Motivations.
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