50 Chinese Baby Names

50 Chinese Baby Names

China is the most populous county in the world and this ancient culture has a rich history going back thousands of years. The country of China doesn’t have one single culture, but the Chinese government officially recognizes 56 distinct ethnic groups in the country including Tibetan, Manchu, Mongol, and the most well-known: Han.

Choosing a Chinese name for your baby can be a great way to reflect your family’s culture and ancestry and can give you a unique sounding name. You can use just the romanized spelling of a Chinese name, or you can also adopt the Chinese characters.

Many feminine names in Chinese are related to concepts of beauty and beautiful elements of nature. Ying Yue is a name that can be translated as “reflection of the moon” – conjuring images of a clear night sky reflected in a river. Li Xiu Ying is a popular girls’ name with a simple, but lovely meaning. The name translates to “elegant and brave.”

There are some unisex Chinese names that also have poetic meanings. Fei Hong is popular as a boy’s name, but can be used for girls too (there is a popular actress in China with that name). It translates to “a swan goose soaring high in the sky.” Feng Mian is another name used for girls and boys that has poetry in its meaning. The translation is “falling asleep in the woods as the breeze swishes through,” an image of peacefulness in nature.

A popular Chinese boys’ names is Li Jie. This strong and simple name means hero in Chinese. Another popular boys’ name is Li Qiang, meaning strong.

Bao

Meaning: Treasure
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Bo

Meaning: Precious
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Chang

Meaning: Smooth
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Chao

Meaning: Surpassing
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Chen

Meaning: Great
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Cheng-Gong

Meaning: Success
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Chun

Meaning: Spring
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Cong

Meaning: Intelligent
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

De

Meaning: Virtue
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Deshi

Meaning: Moral
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Dewei

Meaning: Highly noble
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Dingbang

Meaning: Protects the country
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Dishi

Meaning: Man of virtue
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Enlai

Meaning: Appreciation
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Fang

Meaning: Wind
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

飞鸿 Fei Hong

Meaning: A swan goose soaring high in the sky
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

风眠 Feng Mian

Meaning: Falling asleep in the woods as the breeze swishes through
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

李杰 Li Jie

Meaning: Li means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Jie means Heroic, Outstanding
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

李强 Li Qiang

Meaning: Li means Beautiful, Reason, Logic, Establish, Black, Dawn, Qiang means Strong, Powerful, Energetic
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

李秀英 Li Xiu Ying

Meaning: Flower, petal, brave, hero
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Fu

Meaning: Wealthy
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Hai

Meaning: Sea
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Heng

Meaning: Eternal
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Huan

Meaning: Happiness
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Huo

Meaning: Fire
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Jia

Meaning: Beautiful
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Jiang

Meaning: River
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Jin

Meaning: Means either ‘gold, metal, money’ or ‘elegant’ or ‘ferry’
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Jing

Meaning: Means either ‘essense’ or ‘capital’ or ‘pure’
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Kun

Meaning: Means either ‘universe’ or ‘mountain range’
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Lan

Meaning: Orchid
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Lian

Meaning: Daughter of the sun
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Ling

Meaning: Bell, chime, tinkling
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Ming

Meaning: Shining, bright, clear
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Ning

Meaning: Peace, rest, tranquility
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Niu

Meaning: Girl
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Nuo

Meaning: Graceful
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Ping

Meaning: Peaceful
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Qing

Meaning: Greenish blue
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Qiu

Meaning: Autumn
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Rong

Meaning: Martial
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Ru

Meaning: Scholar
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

San

Meaning: Three
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Shui

Meaning: Water
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

Shun

Meaning: Smooth
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Tai

Meaning: Very big
Origin: Chinese
Gender: unisex

Wei

Meaning: Great or strength
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Wen

Meaning: Cultured, refined
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Girl

Xiang

Meaning: Either ‘to soar’ or ‘auspicious’ or ‘fragrant’
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Unisex

映月 Ying Yue

Meaning: Reflection of the moon
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy