Chinese names for babies

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Are you a lover of China? Are you fascinated by Chinese culture? If you are about to become a parent, you can choose to give your little one a Chinese name. We offer you a list of Chinese male and female names with beautiful meanings. 



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  • Most popular Chinese names in 2022
  • Chinese female names
  • Chinese male names

Most popular Chinese names of 2022

The most popular Chinese names in 2022 were Yichen e Yinuo according to an annual report based on information from household records.



According to the document, more than 14.000 children were called Yichen, which means "the great times" or "stars". Instead, more than 24.000 girls received the name of Yinuo, which means "a promise".

Too short and common names: initiatives to make them longer and more sought after

The study also found that more and more parents are giving their babies longer names to make them stand out. To date, about 3,3% of the population has names with four or more characters, but more than 90% of names have only three characters (including surnames as well).

In recent years, the police have even introduced a service for parents, so that they can search the database of names for avoid giving children the ones that are too common.

Instead, as regards the surnames, Li belongs to the largest group of those born in 2022. Furthermore, an increasing tendency to distance oneself from tradition and to choose the surnames of the mothers

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Chinese female names

Akiko

It means "shining" or "child of autumn".



Akira

It means "shining".

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The name Chie means "wisdom".

Hui ying

It is a compound name and means "intelligent" and "wise".

Izumi 

The name Izumi means "fountain".

Kumiko

It means "little girl with an eternal grace".

May 

It means "the smallest of all the sisters".

Reiko

It means "lovable".

Xia

It alludes to sunset or sunrise.

Yinuo

It means "promise".

Yuki

It refers to luck, but it also means snow.

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Chinese male names

Atsushi

It means "hard worker".



Dalai 

It means "to see beyond the ocean".

Hiroki

It means "man of great strength".

Ming 

Very common name, it means "wise and transparent".

masao

It means "correct", "honest".

Kazuo 

It means "harmonious man".

Ryo 

It means "shining", "fresh".

Toshi

It means "smart", "awake".

Yan yan 

Very popular in China, it means "elegant, handsome and noble-minded man".

Yichen 

It means "the great times" or "stars".

Zhao 

Very common, it means "to go beyond everything".

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