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