Have you become parents recently?
Let me first congratulate you now that you have a new member added to your family! I hope you have a great journey as parents. And I wish your kid all the very best in their life.
Is it a boy? Do you have Vietnamese heritage? Or, do you want to honor the roots of your family that is based in Vietnam?
Vietnamese kids have three parts in their names. One is their family name, one is their middle name, and the last is their first name.
The last names that they have are very common. So, people use the first or the middle name of their kids to call them.
Did you know that the Vietnamese have a tonal language, and so, while there may be a similarity in the spellings, the tones are totally different?
Interesting, isn’t it?
Now, I know how hard it is to go through hundreds of names and then zeroing in on the best name for your baby boy, as I experienced this tiresome yet exciting process two years back when I had my first baby.
So, to make this entire process easy for you, I have come up with a list of some of the most exciting Vietnamese boy names. So, just have a look at it and see which of these names fits your baby boy the best.
Popular Vietnamese Boy Names
This list consists of Vietnamese boy names that are a mix of tradition and trends. I hope you like it!
- Anh Duong
Do you want your baby boy to grow up all strong and powerful? Do you want him to be peaceful too?
Then how about naming him, Anh Duong?
This name of Vietnamese origin means a peaceful warrior. You need to pronounce it as ann-H-yoo-ung. Yes, in the Vietnamese language, people pronounce “d” as “y.”
This name is very popular in the country.
Are you into short and cute names so that people can pronounce them with ease?
Then the name An is just what you are looking for!
It means peace. If you want your kiddo to prioritize peace when he grows up, you can give him this name. You pronounce it as Anne.
Some other variations of this name are Anh, Angh, and An Dung. Choose the one you like the most!
Did I tell you this name is preferred by all trendy parents?
This is another short name consisting of only two alphabets.
The name Ai has its origin in Japan, and you need to pronounce it as Aeey. Do you want your kid to bring love into the lives of people who are close to him?
Then you may go for this name as it means just that – affection and love!
Do you want your baby boy to motivate people and bring positive changes in their lives?
Buu is the name that you can go for. You pronounce it as Boo.
And it holds the meaning of a guide. But, did you know it was a name of a prince too?
Price Buu was a charismatic person who lived a charming life. He was the descendent of Emperor Minh Mang. When he was all grown up, he moved to France for higher education.
Again, this name is an option for you if you want to have a peace-loving boy. You pronounce it as BIN.
And the meaning of the name is peaceful. Did I tell you how popular this name is in Vietnam?
This year it ranked number 26 on the list of Vietnam’s most popular boy names. One famous namesake is Tran Tu Binh – a powerful person who contributed to the political progress of Vietnam.
Are you looking for a modern Vietnamese name for your baby boy?
Binah can be an option for you. This Vietnamese name is pronounced as by-nah.
It means average. Give your son this name if you want him to honor his Vietnamese roots as well as culture while living in a relaxed environment.
Do you love seas and beaches and want to pass this liking to your son too? How about naming him, Bien?
Bien carries with it the meaning of the beach. Therefore, the right pronunciation of this name is By-en.
This name is common in European countries also. And in the Spanish and French languages, it means good.
Do you want your son to grow up powerful? Or, do you want him to work in the police department or be a secret agent?
Bian would be the right name for him!
The name itself means secretive. You pronounce it as by-awn. Also, Bian is not that common in Vietnam. So, this name can be an option if you are into less popular names.
Are you looking for a name that is cute, trendy, and has a good meaning?
How about the name Bao?
This is such a cute and single-syllable name. You pronounce it as Bow.
It translates to treasure and protection.
Bao Dai was the name of the Emperor of Vietnam.
Did I tell you how parents love this name for their baby boy as they think that giving this name would ward off bad luck?
Because the word Vietnamese use for protection is Bao ve.
Is this your third child?
Then Ba would be a perfect name for him. The name means three. So now you know why I was saying it would be a good name for him!
You pronounce it as Bah.
Do you want your little prince to have a lot of money and good health when he grows up?
Cuong is the name for him. This cool Vietnamese name for boys means prosperous and healthy. And you pronounce it as KWAONG.
Did you know that there is a popular pop singer from Vietnam whose name is Ho Van Cuong?
Do you want your boy to have a good understanding of what is right and what is wrong? Do you want him always to choose what is right?
Chinh can be his name. This name means a righteous man.
You say it as CHIHN.
Are you someone who belongs to a family of soldiers? Or, do you want your child to fight for his country when he grows up?
The name Chien comes with exactly that meaning. It means warrior or fighter. Did I tell you that this name is popular in Taiwan and China as well?
You pronounce it as CHEHN.
Your baby is the apple of your eyes, isn’t it? And he is your favorite. So, why not choose a name for your baby boy that describes just the same?
Chau holds the meaning of pearl. So this is perfect for your precious baby who is close to your heart.
You pronounce it as ciao.
Do you want your kid to grow up smart and watchful?
You can give him the name Casey. This name has an Irish origin.
It carries with it the meaning of watchful and vigilant. And you need to pronounce it as cay-z.
Are you looking for rare Vietnamese boy names for your baby boy?
Cais can be the one. This name is trendy, and not many boys have this name. Also, if you want your son to be a happy-go-lucky kind of person when he grows up, this name would suit him very well.
Cais holds the meaning of a joyful person. You pronounce it as ka-iss.
Are you into music? Do you tap your toes and clap your hands whenever you are in the mood for a good music session? And do you want to pass this trait to your son too?
Then there is no better name than Cadoe for him! The meaning of this name is a folk song. You need to pronounce it as cae-do.
Isn’t the name cute? I liked it the moment I heard it. So tell me, is this your first baby?
If your answer is “yes, ” this name would be a good fit for him. Ca carries with it the meaning of eldest. And you need to pronounce it as ka.
This is a popular name in Vietnam.
Doesn’t this name sound cute to you? Now, do you want your son to grow up with good principles?
Then you can give him this name! Duy is a Vietnamese name that means moral. You need to pronounce it as yuy.
Who doesn’t want their son to be brave and heroic when he grows up! Are you one of them too?
Then Dung is the name for you! It translates to heroic and brave. The pronunciation of this name is yzung.
If you want a short name for your baby boy, you can have a look at this name.
Duc is a name that means moral. And this name is very popular. Did I tell you that Duc was number 3 on the list of top Vietnamese boy names in 2022?
This is a fun name for your baby boy.
Do you want your boy to be fun-loving, jolly, and light-hearted when he grows up?
Du is the name that you should go for!
This name translates to playful. You need to pronounce it as Yuw.
Nguyen Du is the name of a famous Vietnamese poet and author.
Did you know how popular this name is?
On the list of the most popular Vietnamese boy names in 2022, Dinh was number 17. This name holds the meaning of summit. You need to pronounce it as yinh.
Dinh is used a lot in Vietnam to describe the beautiful landscape of the country.
The origin of this name is Sino-Vietnamese.
Now, do you want your baby boy to be a lover of nature and admire the beauty that it holds?
Then Diep would be a good name for him. The name means love for nature. You pronounce it as dee-ep.
Is your baby prince cute and adorable? Do you want him to stay the same when he grows up too?
Name him Dep.
This name holds the meaning of handsome. Let me tell you something interesting. If you are in Vietnam and you want to compliment someone saying how handsome he is, you need to say dep trai.
Do you want your baby boy to become famous when he grows up?
You can name him Danh. This name translates to prestigious and famous. And you need to pronounce it as Yzanh.
Did you know Binh Danh is a famous Vietnamese artist and photographer?
The name Dai is quite popular in both Vietnam and Japan. This is because it exerts power and honor. So if you want your son to be a powerful person when he is mature, you may want to give him this name.
Dai means greatness. And you need to pronounce it as yah-ee.
Do you like flowing water and want to name your boy something similar to it?
Giang is the one!
Inspired by nature, this is a great name and is liked by a large number of parents. The meaning that this name carries is a river. The pronunciation of this name is JHI-YANG.
Now, this name is not only popular in Vietnam but also in other countries of the world. The pronunciation of this name is JHI-YAH. I like this name a lot. It sounds somewhat melodious.
The meaning that this beautiful name carries is family. So, if you want your son to have good family values or be a family man, you can give him this name.
This name is so easy to pronounce, isn’t it?
You need to pronounce it as hi. Yes, that’s it!
This playful and short name translates to hopeful. So, if you want your boy never to lose hope – no matter how challenging the situation is, this name would be perfect for him!
If this is your first baby boy, you can give him the name Huynh.
It means older brother. You need to pronounce it as hu-winh.
Did you know that Huynh is one of the most common surnames used in Vietnam? It stands at number 5.
Who doesn’t want their child to have a good life! So, if you want your son to lead a rich life full of abundance, you can give him this name.
Huy is pronounced as huee, and it carries with it the meaning of glorious.
Do you want to be known as the parents of a hero? Or, do you want your beloved son to be a hero someday?
Then Hung would be a good name for him. It translates to the spirit of a hero.
The name Hoang is very common in Vietnam. Did you know that Hoang was on the list of the most popular Vietnamese boy names this year?
It was at number 5.
This trendy name is pronounced as hown. And the meaning that it carries is yellow and gold.
Hoai is a perfect name for someone who is free-spirited.
You need to pronounce it as heey-ohai. It means always.
The name Hiep can be given to both girls and boys as it is unisex.
Babies have always brought families together and closer. This is a proven fact. So, if you want your child to bring your family together, you can name him Hiep. It means to unite.
You need to pronounce it as Hah-ee-ep.
Do you want your baby boy to behave well and be gentle to people?
You can name him Hien. This traditional Vietnamese boy name means peaceful and gentle.
You pronounce it as hin.
This name falls under the list of the most common Vietnamese boy names. It stands at the number 70.
The heroic name Khanh has a special meaning of “to celebrate” or “to congratulate.”
The arrival of your baby boy is like welcoming a gush of fresh air, isn’t it? This is much similar to the feeling of the arrival of the spring season.
And the name Xuan means exactly that – spring. You pronounce it as gzuan. So cute name it is, right?
Don’t you feel happy and calm when you look at your baby?
The name Yen is all about that feeling.
It has the meaning of being peaceful. If you like short names with a beautiful meaning, you can give this name to your little boy. You need to pronounce it as jen.
Do you want your little one to be noble and good when he grows up? How about the name Hao?
This three-letter name holds the meaning of good, and you need to pronounce it as How.
Did I tell you that Hao was number 43 on the list of the most popular Vietnamese boys in 2022?
This is a traditional Vietnamese name that has a strong and masculine vibe to it. In addition, it comes with the meaning of “to offer help.”
If you want your boy to help people when he grows up, you can give him this name.
If you are looking for a name that has a modern vibe to it, you can choose the name, Lam.
This name, of Vietnamese origin, holds the meaning of “a complete understanding of knowledge.”
Did you know Lam Phuong is a famous songwriter from Vietnam?
Are you into Vietnamese names that have a traditional tone to them?
You can go for the name Lap. It sounds cool, and it carries the meaning of “independent.”
Have you watched “Saigon, I love you”?
In that, Huynh Ngoc Lap played a popular character.
So, this is my list of the most popular Vietnamese boy names. Which name did you think will suit your little munchkin the most?
Let me know in the comments!
Hi, I am Claudia, I run TheQueenMomma’s content creation team, personally focusing on topics which add joy to people’s life. You would usually see me writing on topics like Jokes, Riddles, Truth & Dare as well as Baby Names etc.
In my professional career, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in sociology and specialize in media and crime. Once I finished my education, I began my career working as a journalist, reporting on various topics like crime, justice and family law. Even though I valued journalism, I came to the realization that I wanted to have a more immediate impact in people’s lives as well as bring joy to them.