Top Chinese and English baby names
We take a look at the top English and Chinese names for 2012, which will be popular choices for any new Asian parent.
The year of the dragon usually signals a baby boom, especially in Asia and countries with a significant Chinese population. This is because it is believed that the zodiac sign of the dragon is highly auspicious, with the dragon symbolising prosperity, luck, wisdom and superiority.
For many Chinese parents, to realise the full potential of their baby’s zodiac sign, you have to choose the characters or words that are associated with that zodiac (in this case the dragon) to form a part of the name. Chinese symbols to look out for are those that denote ‘sun’, ‘moon’, ‘king’, ‘order’ and ‘long’.
Here we share some names that will be popular this dragon year as they reflect Chinese characters that embody these characteristic traits of the dragon:
|朝雨 Chao-yu||昂杰 Angjie|
|春华 Chun-hua||晨朗 Chenlang|
|春岚 Chun-lan||高旻 Gaomin|
|春雪 Chun-xue||鸿晖 Honghui|
|晗玥 Han-yue||景天 Jintian|
|晶晶 Jin-jin||俊晖 Junhui|
|晶茹 Jin-ru||朗朗 Langlang|
|明珠 Ming-zhu||学智 Xuezhi|
|月朗 Yue-lang||子昂 Zhiang|
|晓楠 Xiao-nan||智阳 Zhiyang|
Dragon baby names: characters for ‘king’, ‘order’ and ‘long’:
|长娟 Changjuan||炳君 Bingjun|
|丽君 Lijun||长平 Changping|
|令燕 Lingyan||长星 Changxing|
|令怡 Lingyi||广君 Guangjun|
|惠君 Huijun||皓君 Haojun|
|淑君 Shujun||君博 Junbo|
|婉君 Wanjun||君豪 Junhao|
|雯君 Wenjun||令锋 Lingfeng|
|燕君 Yanjun||令璟 Linjing|
|昭君 Zhaojun||书君 Shujun|
Wisdom and fire
The dragon year has also impacted the popularity of names around the world. For example, Aiden, which means fiery and Sophia, which means wisdom; both characteristics of the dragon, make an appearance in the top 10 most popular baby names this year.
Judging from the obsession with celebrity baby names, we expect to see more people naming their children after celebrity offspring born this dragon year. So look out for girl names such as India, (Chris Hemsworth’s daughter) or Penelope (Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter) and boy names Noah Phoenix (Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosia’s son) or Luca Cruz (Hillary Duff’s son) being the top choice amongst parents.
We round off with a comprehensive list of the top 10 English names this dragon year taken from three popular baby sites.
And here are our top 3 picks for this dragon year:
Article by Wafa Marican
For more related articles on baby names, see: