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!

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
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