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Nguyen Surname Meaning

Vietnamese (Nguyễn):: from Chinese ruan (阮) which denotes a type of traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Compare the Mandarin Chinese name Ruan Cantonese Yuen . possibly also from old Vietnamese words such as nguồn ‘spring fountain’ or ngòi ‘canal small river’ applied as a topographic name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Nzuyen, Nguy, Uren, Geen, Nuhn, Guyer, Guyon, Goyen, Neuens, Naden

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Between 1975 and 2004, in the United States, Nguyen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Nguyen in 1975 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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