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  1. Nguyen

    Nguyễn is the most common Vietnamese family name. Outside of Vietnam, the surname is commonly rendered without diacritics as Nguyen. Vietnamese pronunciations between south and north are similar, except for the distinct tone between the two dialects.By some estimates forty percent of Vietnamese people bear this surname.


  1. nguyen

    Nguyen is a Vietnamese surname, which is the most common surname in Vietnam.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nguyen is ranked #38 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nguyen surname appeared 437,645 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 148 would have the surname Nguyen.

    96.4% or 422,109 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 8,009 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 4,158 total occurrences were White.
    0.6% or 2,757 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.1% or 525 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 131 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nguyen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nguyen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Nguyen in a Sentence

  1. Hugh Doyle:

    We couldn't figure out how Ba Van Nguyen did it ; he was a Houdini.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    During the (former U.S. President Barack) Obama administration, pressure on rights connected with TPP (trade) negotiations helped the cause of human rights activists and political dissidents, the early visit of Prime Minister (Nguyen Xuan) Phuc in 2017 to the Trump White House saw human rights completely dropped from the agenda.

  3. Anton Nguyen:

    Im in shock but Im fine, everythings alright so long as I have Anton Nguyen and the bird.

  4. Phil Robertson:

    Vietnam’s authorities systematically trample on human rights by punishing brave bloggers like Nguyen Lan Thang for expressing their views about the government.

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