Common Vietnamese Surnames

HOÀNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of HUANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 黃 (hoàng).


HUỲNH Vietnamese
Variant of HOÀNG used more often in southern Vietnam.


LÊ Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of LI (2), from Sino-Vietnamese 黎 (lê).

NGO Vietnamese
Simplified variant of NGÔ.

NGÔ Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of WU, from Sino-Vietnamese 吳 (ngô).

NGUYỄN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of RUAN, from Sino-Vietnamese 阮 (nguyễn). This is the most common Vietnamese surname, accounting for over a third of the population.

NGUYEN Vietnamese
Simplified variant of NGUYỄN.

PHẠM Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of FAN, from Sino-Vietnamese 范 (phạm).

PHAN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of PAN (2), from Sino-Vietnamese 潘 (phan).

TRẦN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of CHEN, from Sino-Vietnamese 陳 (trần).

TRAN Vietnamese
Simplified variant of TRẦN.

VĂN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of WEN, from Sino-Vietnamese 文 (văn).

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