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TypeSurname (from nickname)
PronouncedPron.NGWEE-UN Vietnamese
NGWEE-UNG Vietnamese
WIN English
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Meaning & History

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

Related Names

VariantNguyen
Other Languages & CulturesRuan Chinese Yuen Chinese (Cantonese)
Same SpellingNguyen
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute