It is a Sino-Vietnamese last name, which means it is Chinese in origin. Similar names in other Asian cultures include Wu/Woo (Mandarin), Ng (Cantonese, Hakka), and Oh (Korean). I may have a lot of cousins. It is the 10th most common Vietnamese family name.
Is do a Chinese or Vietnamese last name?
Du (Chinese: 杜; pinyin: Dù; Wade–Giles: Tu4) is a Chinese surname. The name is spelled Tu in Taiwan, in Hong Kong it is translated as To, in Macao it is spelled as Tou, the pronunciation of 杜in Cantonese. The Vietnamese equivalent of the surname is Đỗ.
How do you pronounce Nguyen?
Southern Vietnamese tend to clip some of their sounds, so Nguyen would be pronounced something like “Win” or “Wen.” Northern Vietnamese would keep it, giving a pronunciation more like “N’Win” or “Nuh’Win,” all done as best you can in one syllable.
Do Vietnamese put last name first?
Vietnamese names put the family name first followed by the middle and given names. Take Pham Van Duc, for example, Pham is the family name or what we call the last name.
Is Tran Vietnamese or Chinese?
Tran Surname User-submission:
The Vietnamese,Trần, is equivlant to the Chinese, 陳 or 陈 (Chén) and the Korean 진 (Jin). It means: exhibit, display, old, ancient.