Is there a list of common Chinese first names? There are some lists containing top 100 names but it is quite insufficient as it covers only 15% of total population. I need a comprehensive list.


  • name or first name? – Albert Apr 15 '16 at 5:43
  • @Albert, first name sir, i have found 100 common surnames and it is sufficient statistically – AngelinaJolly Apr 15 '16 at 5:45
  • 我的意思是,你说的是姓氏还是姓名?(Ahh, I mean family name or full name?) – Albert Apr 15 '16 at 5:51
  • I'm sorry, my English is not very good…… – Albert Apr 15 '16 at 5:52
  • @Albert, i mean first name like 伟, 伟, 芳, it is okay to have full name list – AngelinaJolly Apr 15 '16 at 6:00

I don't think there's an official account for the top 1000 most used first names. But here is an interesting statistic I've found.

In this image, it says the top 10 most used first names are:


I think its pretty accurate tbh.

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  • I take it that this data is only for mainland China? – user5714 Apr 15 '16 at 15:26
  • @Maroon I guess so. – Mindless Apr 16 '16 at 5:01

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