Chinese Personal Name Variants

Chinese Personal Name Variants

7.8 million entries

Includes all major romanization systems

Attributes such as frequency and gender codes

Overview

The number of Chinese personal names and their variants is very large (in the millions) and identifying those is a difficult computational linguistic task. To enhance named-entity recognition (NER) technology and various other NLP applications, CJKI maintains a comprehensive database of over 1.6 million Chinese seed names (surnames and given names separately) and approximately 7.8 million romanized variants for these names.

CJKI’s Database of Chinese Personal Name Variants (CNV) includes Chinese personal names in all the standard romanization systems. CNV also includes classification codes, frequency of occurrence statistics, and gender codes. There are many systems for romanizing Chinese, such as Hanyu Pinyin, Wade-Giles, Yale, and Tongyong Pinyin (Taiwan), as well as various popular ones and many others that have fallen out of use.

CNV provides comprehensive coverage for the major Chinese romanization systems and their variants. Upon request, we can also provide modules for dialectical romanization for Chinese names, such as Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien.

Chinese Personal Name Variants
TypeChinesePinyinTongyongYaleWade-GilesVariantsEnglish
G百欣bǎi xīnBaisinBaisyinPaihsinPaisinBaixin
SbáiBaiBaiPaiBai
G北强běi qiángBeiciangBeichyangPeich'iangPeits'iêng, Peichiang, PeitsiêngBeiqiang
G炳章bǐng zhāngBingjhangBingjangPingchangBingzhang
G宝程bǎo chéngBaochengBauchengPaoch'engPaochengBaocheng
G爱华ài huáAihuaAihwaAihuaNgaihuaAihua
G伯芝bó zhīBojhihBwojrPochihBozhi
G长流cháng liúChangliouChanglyouCh'angliuChangliu
G邦达bāng dáBangdaBangdaPangtaBangda
ScáoCaoTsauTs'aoCao
G冰晓bīng xiǎoBingsiaoBingsyauPinghsiaoPingsiaoBingxiao
G百成bǎi chéngBaichengBaichengPaich'engPaichengBaicheng
F专慧zhuān huìJhuanhueiJwanhweiChuanhuiZhuanhui
F专桂zhuān guìJhuangueiJwangweiChuankueiZhuangui
M专系zhuān xìJhuansiJwansyiChuanhsiChuansiZhuanxi
M专桁zhuān héngJhuanhengJwanhengChuanhengChuanhêngZhuanheng
F专月zhuān yuèJhuanyueJwanyweChuanyüehChuanyoZhuanyue
M专件zhuān jiànJhuanjianJwanjyanChuanchienChuantsienZhuanjian
M专建zhuān jiànJhuanjianJwanjyanChuanchienChuantsienZhuanjian
M专原zhuān yuánJhuanyuanJwanywanChuanyüanZhuanyuan
M专交zhuān jiāoJhuanjiaoJwanjyauChuanchiaoChuantsiaoZhuanjiao
M专侯zhuān hóuJhuanhouJwanhouChuanhouZhuanhou
M专候zhuān hòuJhuanhouJwanhouChuanhouZhuanhou
M专光zhuān guāngJhuanguangJwangwangChuankuangZhuanguang
M专功zhuān gōngJhuangongJwangungChuankungZhuangong
M专厚zhuān hòuJhuanhouJwanhouChuanhouZhuanhou
F专好zhuān hǎoJhuanhaoJwanhauChuanhaoZhuanhao
M专宏zhuān hóngJhuanhongJwanhungChuanhungZhuanhong
M专幸zhuān xìngJhuansingJwansyingChuanhsingChuansingZhuanxing
M专弘zhuān hóngJhuanhongJwanhungChuanhungZhuanhong
M专恒zhuān héngJhuanhengJwanhengChuanhengChuanhêngZhuanheng
M专江zhuān jiāngJhuanjiangJwanjyangChuanchiangChuantsiêngZhuanjiang
M专洪zhuān hóngJhuanhongJwanhungChuanhungZhuanhong
M专甲zhuān jiǎJhuanjiaJwanjyaChuanchiaZhuanjia
F专香zhuān xiāngJhuansiangJwansyangChuanhsiangChuansiangZhuanxiang
M专合zhuān héJhuanheJwanheChuanheChuanho, Chuanheh, ChuanhêZhuanhe
M专国zhuān guóJhuanguoJwangwoChuankuoZhuanguo
M专根zhuān gēnJhuangenJwangenChuankenChuankênZhuangen
G专挫zhuān cuòJhuancuoJwantswoChuants'oChuants'uoZhuancuo
M专再zhuān zàiJhuanzaiJwandzaiChuantsaiZhuanzai
M专才zhuān cáiJhuancaiJwantsaiChuants'aiZhuancai
M专山zhuān shānJhuanshanJwanshanChuanshanZhuanshan
M专士zhuān shìJhuanshihJwanshrChuanshihZhuanshi
M专子zhuān zǐJhuanzihJwandzChuantzuChuantzu~Zhuanzi
M专志zhuān zhìJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
F专思zhuān sīJhuansihJwanszChuanssuChuanszu~, Chuanssu~, ChuanszuZhuansi
F专斯zhuān sīJhuansihJwanszChuanssuChuanszu~, Chuanssu~, ChuanszuZhuansi
M专施zhuān shīJhuanshihJwanshrChuanshihZhuanshi
M专止zhuān zhǐJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
F专慈zhuān cíJhuancihJwantszChuantz'uChuantz'u~Zhuanci
F专芝zhuān zhīJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
F专寿zhuān shòuJhuanshouJwanshouChuanshouZhuanshou
M专宗zhuān zōngJhuanzongJwandzungChuantsungZhuanzong
F专秀zhuān xiùJhuansiouJwansyouChuanhsiuChuansiuZhuanxiu
F专秋zhuān qiūJhuanciouJwanchyouChuanch'iuChuants'iuZhuanqiu
M专重zhuān zhòngJhuanjhongJwanjungChuanchungZhuanzhong
F专祝zhuān zhùJhuanjhuJwanjuChuanchuZhuanzhu
M专述zhuān shùJhuanshuJwanshuChuanshuZhuanshu
M专俊zhuān jùnJhuanjyunJwanjyunChuanchünChuantsünZhuanjun
M专峻zhuān jùnJhuanjyunJwanjyunChuanchünChuantsünZhuanjun
F专春zhuān chūnJhuanchunJwanchwunChuanch'unZhuanchun
M专渚zhuān zhǔJhuanjhuJwanjuChuanchuZhuanzhu
F专小zhuān xiǎoJhuansiaoJwansyauChuanhsiaoChuansiaoZhuanxiao
F专庄zhuān zhuāngJhuanjhuangJwanjwangChuanchuangZhuanzhuang
M专昌zhuān chāngJhuanchangJwanchangChuanch'angZhuanchang
M专昭zhuān zhāoJhuanjhaoJwanjauChuanchaoZhuanzhao
F专晶zhuān jīngJhuanjingJwanjingChuanchingChuantsingZhuanjing
M专松zhuān sōngJhuansongJwansungChuansungZhuansong
F专湘zhuān xiāngJhuansiangJwansyangChuanhsiangChuansiangZhuanxiang
G专祥zhuān xiángJhuansiangJwansyangChuanhsiangChuansiangZhuanxiang
M专祥zhuān xiángJhuansiangJwansyangChuanhsiangChuansiangZhuanxiang
M专章zhuān zhāngJhuanjhangJwanjangChuanchangZhuanzhang
F专肖zhuān xiàoJhuansiaoJwansyauChuanhsiaoChuansiaoZhuanxiao
M专上zhuān shàngJhuanshangJwanshangChuanshangZhuanshang
M专丈zhuān zhàngJhuanjhangJwanjangChuanchangZhuanzhang
M专丞zhuān chéngJhuanchengJwanchengChuanch'engChuanch'êngZhuancheng
M专慎zhuān shènJhuanshenJwanshenChuanshenChuanshênZhuanshen
M专新zhuān xīnJhuansinJwansyinChuanhsinChuansinZhuanxin
M专申zhuān shēnJhuanshenJwanshenChuanshenChuanshênZhuanshen
M专仁zhuān rénJhuanrenJwanrenChuanjenChuanjênZhuanren
M专瑞zhuān ruìJhuanrueiJwanrweiChuanjuiZhuanrui
M专崇zhuān chóngJhuanchongJwanchungChuanch'ungZhuanchong
G专成zhuān chéngJhuanchengJwanchengChuanch'engChuanch'êngZhuancheng
M专正zhuān zhèngJhuanjhengJwanjengChuanchengChuanchêngZhuanzheng
F专清zhuān qīngJhuancingJwanchingChuanch'ingChuants'ingZhuanqing
M专生zhuān shēngJhuanshengJwanshengChuanshengChuanshêngZhuansheng
M专声zhuān shēngJhuanshengJwanshengChuanshengChuanshêngZhuansheng
M专青zhuān qīngJhuancingJwanchingChuanch'ingChuants'ingZhuanqing
F专静zhuān jìngJhuanjingJwanjingChuanchingChuantsingZhuanjing
M专先zhuān xiānJhuansianJwansyanChuanhsienChuansienZhuanxian
F专千zhuān qiānJhuancianJwanchyanChuanch'ienChuants'ienZhuanqian
F专宣zhuān xuānJhuansyuanJwansywanChuanhsüanZhuanxuan
M专泉zhuān quánJhuancyuanJwanchywanChuanch'üanZhuanquan
M专善zhuān shànJhuanshanJwanshanChuanshanZhuanshan
M专全zhuān quánJhuancyuanJwanchywanChuanch'üanZhuanquan
M专楚zhuān chǔJhuanchuJwanchuChuanch'uZhuanchu
M专祖zhuān zǔJhuanzuJwandzuChuantsuZhuanzu
F专素zhuān sùJhuansuJwansuChuansuZhuansu
M专双zhuān shuāngJhuanshuangJwanshwangChuanshuangZhuanshuang
M专壮zhuān zhuàngJhuanjhuangJwanjwangChuanchuangZhuanzhuang
M专相zhuān xiāngJhuansiangJwansyangChuanhsiangChuansiangZhuanxiang
M专足zhuān zúJhuanzuJwandzuChuantsuZhuanzu
M专其zhuān qíJhuanciJwanchiChuanch'iChuants'iZhuanqi
M专尊zhuān zūnJhuanzunJwandzwunChuantsunZhuanzun
M专村zhuān cūnJhuancunJwantswunChuants'unZhuancun
M专多zhuān duōJhuanduoJwandwoChuantoChuantuoZhuanduo
M专太zhuān tàiJhuantaiJwantaiChuant'aiZhuantai
M专泰zhuān tàiJhuantaiJwantaiChuant'aiZhuantai
M专代zhuān dàiJhuandaiJwandaiChuantaiZhuandai
M专大zhuān dàJhuandaJwandaChuantaZhuanda
F专丹zhuān dānJhuandanJwandanChuantanZhuandan
M专知zhuān zhīJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
M专地zhuān dìJhuandiJwandiChuantiZhuandi
M专智zhuān zhìJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
M专致zhuān zhìJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
M专中zhuān zhōngJhuanjhongJwanjungChuanchungZhuanzhong
M专仲zhuān zhòngJhuanjhongJwanjungChuanchungZhuanzhong
M专忠zhuān zhōngJhuanjhongJwanjungChuanchungZhuanzhong
M专丁zhuān dīngJhuandingJwandingChuantingZhuanding
M专朝zhuān zhāoJhuanjhaoJwanjauChuanchaoZhuanzhao
M专超zhuān chāoJhuanchaoJwanchauChuanch'aoZhuanchao
F专珍zhuān zhēnJhuanjhenJwanjenChuanchenChuanchênZhuanzhen
F专津zhuān jīnJhuanjinJwanjinChuanchinChuantsinZhuanjin
M专追zhuān zhuīJhuanjhueiJwanjweiChuanchuiZhuanzhui
M专通zhuān tōngJhuantongJwantungChuant'ungZhuantong
M专椿zhuān chūnJhuanchunJwanchwunChuanch'unZhuanchun
M专廷zhuān tíngJhuantingJwantingChuant'ingZhuanting
M专哲zhuān zhéJhuanjheJwanjeChuancheChuanchê, ChuanchoZhuanzhe
M专天zhuān tiānJhuantianJwantyanChuant'ienZhuantian
M专点zhuān diǎnJhuandianJwandyanChuantienZhuandian
M专田zhuān tiánJhuantianJwantyanChuant'ienZhuantian
M专途zhuān túJhuantuJwantuChuant'uZhuantu
F专冬zhuān dōngJhuandongJwandungChuantungZhuandong
M专灯zhuān dēngJhuandengJwandengChuantengChuantêngZhuandeng
M专同zhuān tóngJhuantongJwantungChuant'ungZhuantong
M专道zhuān dàoJhuandaoJwandauChuantaoZhuandao
M专南zhuān nánJhuannanJwannanChuannanZhuannan
F专汝zhuān rǔJhuanruJwanruChuanjuZhuanru
M专二zhuān èrJhuanerJwanerChuanerhChuanêrhZhuaner
M专日zhuān rìJhuanrihJwanrChuanjihZhuanri
M专忍zhuān rěnJhuanrenJwanrenChuanjenChuanjênZhuanren
M专年zhuān niánJhuannianJwannyanChuannienZhuannian
F专念zhuān niànJhuannianJwannyanChuannienZhuannian
F专乃zhuān nǎiJhuannaiJwannaiChuannaiZhuannai
M专之zhuān zhīJhuanjhihJwanjrChuanchihZhuanzhi
M专能zhuān néngJhuannengJwannengChuannengChuannêngZhuanneng
M专培zhuān péiJhuanpeiJwanpeiChuanp'eiZhuanpei
F专梅zhuān méiJhuanmeiJwanmeiChuanmeiZhuanmei
M专博zhuān bóJhuanboJwanbwoChuanpoZhuanbo
M专非zhuān fēiJhuanfeiJwanfeiChuanfeiZhuanfei
F专微zhuān wēiJhuanweiJwanweiChuanweiZhuanwei
M专必zhuān bìJhuanbiJwanbiChuanpiZhuanbi
F专媛zhuān yuànJhuanyuanJwanywanChuanyüanZhuanyuan
M专彪zhuān biāoJhuanbiaoJwanbyauChuanpiaoZhuanbiao
M专豹zhuān bàoJhuanbaoJwanbauChuanpaoZhuanbao
F专品zhuān pǐnJhuanpinJwanpinChuanp'inZhuanpin
M专斌zhuān bīnJhuanbinJwanbinChuanpinZhuanbin
F专敏zhuān mǐnJhuanminJwanminChuanminZhuanmin
M专付zhuān fùJhuanfuJwanfuChuanfuZhuanfu
G专武zhuān wǔJhuanwuJwanwuChuanwuZhuanwu
M专粉zhuān fěnJhuanfenJwanfenChuanfenChuanfênZhuanfen
M专文zhuān wénJhuanwunJwanwenChuanwenChuanwênZhuanwen
M专兵zhuān bīngJhuanbingJwanbingChuanpingZhuanbing
M专平zhuān píngJhuanpingJwanpingChuanp'ingZhuanping
F专米zhuān mǐJhuanmiJwanmiChuanmiZhuanmi
M专保zhuān bǎoJhuanbaoJwanbauChuanpaoZhuanbao
F专慕zhuān mùJhuanmuJwanmuChuanmuZhuanmu
G专峰zhuān fēngJhuanfongJwanfengChuanfengChuanfêngZhuanfeng
M专放zhuān fàngJhuanfangJwanfangChuanfangZhuanfang
F专方zhuān fāngJhuanfangJwanfangChuanfangZhuanfang
M专朋zhuān péngJhuanpengJwanpengChuanp'engChuanp'êngZhuanpeng
M专法zhuān fǎJhuanfaJwanfaChuanfaZhuanfa
M专邦zhuān bāngJhuanbangJwanbangChuanpangZhuanbang
M专墨zhuān mòJhuanmoJwanmwoChuanmoZhuanmo
M专本zhuān běnJhuanbenJwanbenChuanpenChuanpênZhuanben
M专凡zhuān fánJhuanfanJwanfanChuanfanZhuanfan
F专亦zhuān yìJhuanyiJwanyiChuaniChuanyiZhuanyi
M专又zhuān yòuJhuanyouJwanyouChuanyuZhuanyou
M专万zhuān wànJhuanwanJwanwanChuanwanZhuanwan
M专民zhuān mínJhuanminJwanminChuanminZhuanmin
M专明zhuān míngJhuanmingJwanmingChuanmingZhuanming
M专茂zhuān màoJhuanmaoJwanmauChuanmaoZhuanmao
M专尤zhuān yóuJhuanyouJwanyouChuanyuZhuanyou
M专冶zhuān yěJhuanyeJwanyeChuanyehZhuanye
M专野zhuān yěJhuanyeJwanyeChuanyehZhuanye
F专靖zhuān jìngJhuanjingJwanjingChuanchingChuantsingZhuanjing
M专勇zhuān yǒngJhuanyongJwanyungChuanyungZhuanyong
M专友zhuān yǒuJhuanyouJwanyouChuanyuZhuanyou
F专幼zhuān yòuJhuanyouJwanyouChuanyuZhuanyou
M专洋zhuān yángJhuanyangJwanyangChuanyangZhuanyang
M专浴zhuān yùJhuanyuJwanyuChuanyüZhuanyu
G专翌zhuān yìJhuanyiJwanyiChuaniChuanyiZhuanyi
M专来zhuān láiJhuanlaiJwanlaiChuanlaiZhuanlai
M专雷zhuān léiJhuanleiJwanleiChuanleiChuanluiZhuanlei
F专理zhuān lǐJhuanliJwanliChuanliZhuanli
F专里zhuān lǐJhuanliJwanliChuanliZhuanli
M专率zhuān shuàiJhuanshuaiJwanshwaiChuanshuaiZhuanshuai
M专立zhuān lìJhuanliJwanliChuanliZhuanli
G专亮zhuān liàngJhuanliangJwanlyangChuanliangZhuanliang
M专林zhuān línJhuanlinJwanlinChuanlinZhuanlin
The table above shows examples of romanized Chinese names in the principal systems covered in our databases. Only the standard form is shown under the column for each system.

Variants of each of these systems, such as forms without apostrophes and variant spellings, are given in the “Variants” column.

Type:
- [S] surname
- [M] male given name
- [F] female given name
- [G] unknown gender
- [N] unknown type
Variants Based on Chinese Dialects
CategoryVariantsType
LANGUAGE业经Simplified Chinese
業經Traditional Chinese
業経Japanese
예징Hanja reading
業經Korean Hanja
YejingMOE (Korean Ministry of Education Romanization)
YejingNRS (New Romanization System)
YejingKLS (Korean Language Society Romanization)
YecingISO DPRK (Used in North Korea)
YejingISO ROK (Used in South Korea)
Nghiệp KinhVietnamese
YejingEnglish
MANDARINYèjīngToned Pinyin
ye4-jing1Numbered Pinyin
YehchingWade-Giles
YejingYale System
YejingTongyong
ㄧㄝˋㄐㄧㄥZhuyin
CANTONESEYipgingLAU (Sidney Lau)
YipkingCPR (Cantonese Popular Reading)
YipgingModified Yale
JipgingJyutping
DIALECTSYapkengHokkien
NgiapkinHakka
Chinese has seven major dialect groups, and another four minor ones, with at least 95 subdialects. The romanization of Chinese names based on the various dialects is often radically different from Mandarin.

CNV covers some of the major Chinese dialects, including Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien, as well as multilingual equivalents including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Practical Applications

CNV is used for identifying, processing and normalizing names and their numerous romanized variants and is indispensable in a variety of applications, including:

Improving accuracy of machine translation

Segmentation and morphological analysis

Immigration control systems

Security applications

such as identifying suspected name variants of terrorists and criminals

Query processing by search engines

Named-entity recognition

Database cleansing and normalization

Anti-money laundering (AML)

fraud detection and risk management by financial institutions

Related Resources

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Japanese Personal Name Variants

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