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!

LongA mythical creature, DragonBoy
LongweiDragon greatnessBoy
LuanAn UpspringGirl
LuoChenese name that means CamelUnisex
ManchuChinesee - PureBoy
MeiA beautiful girl, the gracious one. Also refers to a tiny and sweet fruit "The Plum"Girl
MeilinThe very tiny growth of the Plum trees, the tastiest fruit ever in the world.Girl
MeilingChinesee - Beautiful and delicate; A variant spelling is MaylingGirl
MeiyingChinesee - Beautiful FlowerGirl
MenciusEldest son, power, literally means Master MengBoy
MeyGorgeous or pretty or stunning.Girl
MingBright; Shining; Clear; Engrave; Chinesee SurnameBoy
Ming YueChinesee - Bright Moon; Radiant and Luminant MoonGirl
NaAn elegant or smooth person.Girl
NingThere is none like the spirit.Boy
NiuA girl, a young girl, cuteGirl
NuanThe person who is very friendly with wholehearted.Girl
NuoElegant, merciful and kind hearted.Girl
NuwaThe founder and the creator of the whole universe.Girl
PangfuaClouds in the shape of flower; This is a female Hmong,Mong name which translates to flower cloud;Girl
PengName of a grandson of a king Zhuan xuBoy
PingOne who is peaceful and has a leveled mindUnisex
QiA fine JadeGirl
QiangOne who possesses strengthBoy
QiaoPretty, handsome personUnisex
QingA name for greenish blue colorGirl
Qing yuanA clear spring or deep waterUnisex
QinyangSunshine of my heartGirl
QiuAutumn in Chinesee; Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of the Chinesee family namesUnisex
QuInteresting, delightful personBoy
RongA person who brings honor and prosperUnisex
RuOne who is like a scholarUnisex
ShanAn old an wise manBoy
ShenA spirit or something supernaturalBoy
ShengChinesee name meaning victoryBoy
ShingTo achieve victory, to be victoriousBoy
ShuangTo be clear and brightUnisex
ShuiOne who is like a waterUnisex
ShuoA great achievement that brings wealthBoy
SusuA very slight sound. A quiet personUnisex
SyaoranHe who is a little wolfBoy
TaioA great or distinguished personBoy
TingA graceful or a slim personGirl
TongIn Chinesee it is a title given to a public officer. In Ditch it refers to tongue that means a chatterboxUnisex
TuRefers to a person who learns quickly and intelligent.Boy
UshiA plantGirl
YanBulgarian form of Ioanne, meaning Jehovah has been gracious.Boy
YunLotus flowerGirl
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