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Chapter 2: Cultural Roots – Chinese Names 

Chapter Two, “Cultural roots – Chinese names” deals with the issue of Chinese naming system. It explains how Chinese names are structured, as well as a list of common surnames in various dialects and spellings. Some of the common names for men and women are also listed, together with their meanings.

This chapter looks into the Chinese naming system in detail. Topics discussed include:

 Getting the Name Right (in the right sequence, identifying the surname and given name

Names that tell a story; the words used in Chinese names have definite meanings

Chinese Naming Structure

Christian Names

Same Words After All; due to different dialects, words that sound quite different could be the same word after all

The Origin of Chinese Surnames

Common Chinese Surnames

Top Hundred Surnames

Meaning of Chinese Names

Surname Listing by Pinyin, in Alphabetical Order

English Spellings

Given Names

Siblings

Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Common Given Names

Naming Word Combinations

Interpreting Chinese Names

Adopting a Chinese name

Refer to the Chinese names page for details. Other topics include Top 100 Chinese surnames, Understanding Chinese names.

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