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Do you want to know how to write your name in Chinese?

We’ll be honest with you—one of the questions we get asked the most on ChineseClass101 is on — yes, you guessed it — names. The most frequently asked questions include:

  • “How do you write an English name in Chinese?”
  • “Is it possible to make a nickname up and ask native Chinese speakers to use it?”
  • “Are there any Chinese names that sound like English names?”

For those who want to have their name in Chinese, we have made it simple for you to write your name today. Yes, today! This post is your one-stop guide regarding Chinese names!
 

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Want to know how to write your name in Chinese? Just ask us! We’ll write your name in Chinese.

  • Write your name in the English alphabet. Our Chinese teachers might not be able to read it otherwise.
  • If your name is pronounced differently from the spelling, please let us know the pronunciation.

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1. How to Write Your Name in Chinese

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Chinese people use Chinese characters to write English names. There are two ways to make your Chinese name. The traditional way is making your name based on the meaning. If your name has any special meaning behind it, you can choose the Chinese characters meaning the same and place them each other.

Or, you can take out the sound of Chinese characters and make your Chinese name that sounds similar to your English name.

For example, if your name is “Daniel,” you can break it down into three syllable. Da, Ni, El. Then, find a Chinese character that sounds similar to each syllabe. 丹 (Dā,) 尼 (ní’,) and 尔 (ěr.) Lastly, place them together as in 丹尼尔 (Dānní’ěr) for “Daniel.”

Here are some English names in Chinese characters.

  • Noah (诺亚 Nuò yǎ)
  • Jacob (雅各 yǎ gè)
  • Michael (迈克尔 màikè’ěr)
  • Daniel (丹尼尔 dānní’ěr)
  • Sandra (桑德拉 sāng dé lā)
  • George (乔治 qiáozhì)
  • Thomas (托马斯 tuōmǎsī)
  • Kimberly (金佰利 jīnbǎilì)

If you cannot find your name on this list or want to make your name in Chinese characters by yourself, here’s our audio series for you. Check out Introduction to Chinese Pronunciation and learn the basic Chinese characters and their pronunciation. This will help you learn basic Chinese characters and start writing your name in Chinese by yourself!

 

2. How to Make Up Your Chinese Nickname

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How to Make Up Your Chinese Name
 

If you want to have your own Chinese name that sounds like a typical name that any native speaker could read and understand without problems, don’t worry.

Here’s a list of Chinese names hand-picked by our team. Pick the one that you like and use it as your Chinese name.

 

A. Chinese First Names

- a. Chinese Female Names

  • 静 (Jìng)
  • 若兰 (Ruò Lán)
  • 新新 (Xīn Xīn)
  • 丽 (Lì)
  • 秦 (Qín)
  • 马丽 (Mǎ Lì)
  • 张飞 (Zhang Fei)
  • 秀兰 (Xiùlán)

- b. Chinese Male Names

  • 学友 (Xué Yǒu)
  • 涛 (Tāo)
  • 志强 (Zhì Qiáng)
  • 晓明 (Xiǎo Míng)
  • 伟 (Wěi)
  • 敏 (Mǐn)
  • 军 (Jūn)
  • 芳 (Fang)

B. Chinese Last Names

For those who want to have your own Chinese last name too, here’s the list of popular Chinese last names.

  • 李 (Lǐ)
  • 马 (Mǎ)
  • 王 (Wáng)
  • 于 (Yú)
  • 张 (Zhāng)
  • 周 (Zhōu)
  • 白 (Bái)
  • 韩 (Hán)
  • 刘 (Liú)
  • 潘 (Pān)

 

3. Related Lessons

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Are you an Absolute Beginner to Chinese? This the easiest video series to start with! In this video series, you’ll learn the must-know Chinese phrases, verbs, nouns, adjectives and all aspects of Chinese that any absolute beginner should know. Perfect for learners that want to get acquainted with the top words and phrases in Chinese.

 

Introduction to Chinese
 
Want to learn Chinese? Don’t know where to start? This is it. The Introduction to Chinese series is perfect for those who know zero Chinese but want to take that first step. In this series, you’ll learn all about the Chinese language, as well as grammar, writing and phrases to get you started.

 

Chinese Pronunciation Guide
 
Ready to sound like a native Chinese speaker? Join us in the Ultimate Chinese Pronunciation Series! You’ll learn the ins and outs of perfect Chinese pronunciation. You’ll learn the common mistakes learners make, how to avoid them, and the nuances that only native speakers are aware of.

 

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