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Congratulations on your baby girl! Now it's time to pick the perfect name. Are you looking for a name of Chinese origin? If you appreciate the beautiful tonal languages of China (all 302 individual living languages) like standard Chinese (Mandarin), Cantonese, Shanghainese, or Fuzhou, your family is Chinese, or maybe you have a multicultural family and want to honor your family's history, this name list is for you.
Parents often assign a Chinese name to their daughter in order to gift her with the traits and characteristics they hope that she will carry with her in this lifetime. There are 200+ elements of names and names included in this list. It's important to note that hanzi (characters or logograms) can often be translated into English, but not all characters are translatable.
Feel free to mix and match these elements, or pick from the existing popular names in the list below. Happy searching and share your favorite names in the comments!
From the sea
Smart and fragrant
Good and beautiful
Scent of an orchid
Beautiful pear blossom
Beautiful plum blossom
As beautiful as a lotus flower
From the forest
Beautiful plum flower
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Sunshine of the heart
Like an orchid
World is red
From the water
Of good nature
Preserving loveName Meaning
Jade or rain
Of the clouds
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Laynie H
Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on May 21, 2019:
Thanks Liz! I wish I could include the Chinese script to make it more thorough. I studied Japanese and there is much overlap with the kanji but my knowledge is extremely limited. Maybe a native speaker will have some feedback! These names are beautiful.
Liz Westwood from UK on May 21, 2019:
This is a useful index. I was worried that it might be in Chinese script. This is a great idea for a series. There is so much scope to cover multiple nationalities.
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