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The Top 100 Most Beautiful Chinese Baby Girl Names (And What They Mean)

Updated on 26 August 2021 • 9 minute read
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Overview

Chinese culture has spread globally for many centuries. Many countries in the world have their own “Chinatown” or a village with many Chinese people.

Also, Chinese cuisine has become a favorite to those brave enough to try exotic dishes. 

Famous movie characters like “Mulan” have also made some Chinese names popular worldwide. 

So, it’s not surprising that some parents want to pick Chinese names for their children even if they aren’t Asian. 

If you want one for your baby girl, you can pick one from our top 100 most beautiful Chinese girl names below.

 

Popular Chinese Baby Names for Girls

You can pick “Mulan” as your baby’s name or find inspiration from the following beautiful Chinese girl names:

 

Ai

  • Origin: Japanese and Chinese 
  • Meaning: Affection and love
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lush, indigo (color), friendly, beautiful, or bridge
  • Description: It’s a popular surname among overseas Chinese families and a good pick as a girl’s name.

 

An

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Quiet or placid
  • Variations/Synonyms: Splendid, illustrious, peace, blossom, or flower
  • Description: It’s a shortened form of the Chinese name “Anxi.”

 

Bai

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Pure
  • Variations/Synonyms: Cypress tree, cedarwood, many, one hundred, or white
  • Description: It comes from a Chinese surname with roots in Mongolian culture.

 

Bao

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Gem or precious stone
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bundle, package, precious treasure, guarantee, praise, or honor
  • Description: It’s a unisex name.

 

Bi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Green jade (gemstone)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Baby
  • Description: It’s also believed to symbolize the heavens because the Chinese character looks like the ancient graph for “sun.”

 

Bingqing

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Clear as ice
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bell, chime, blue, green, or young
  • Description: It’s a primarily feminine given name.

 

Biyu

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Jasper
  • Variations/Synonyms: Semi-precious stone
  • Description: It’s a unisex name but is usually chosen for baby girls.

 

Caihong

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Colorful 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Rainbow
  • Description: It’s the name of a small dinosaur discovered in Gangou, Qinglong, in China. The small feathered dinosaur was believed to have existed during the Late Jurassic period. It’s described to be smaller than a chicken and had a long tail.

 

Chang

  • Origin: Old Chinese
  • Meaning: Flourishing or prosperous 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Good, often, constant, smooth, sunlight, unhindered, long, or free
  • Description: It’s a popular given name for girls and also a common surname.

 

Chao

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Nest
  • Variations/Synonyms: Dawn or tide flow
  • Description: It can also be a boy’s name or a surname.
  • It means “surpass or leaping over” when used in masculine form.

 

Chen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Morning or dawn
  • Variations/Synonyms: To describe, loveliness, ancient, or great 
  • Description: It’s a unisex name.

 

Chun

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Spring season
  • Variations/Synonyms: Youthful, love, life, joyful, to explain, to narrate, to display, to spread, or a sheet of paper
  • Description: It’s closely related to Chinese surnames “Chen” and “Zhang.”

 

Chunhua

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Spring flower
  • Variations/Synonyms: Flourishing in spring
  • Description: It’s used primarily as a feminine name in China.

 

Daiyu 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Black jade
  • Variations/Synonyms: Replace, era, generation, blacken eyebrows, black, and support
  • Description: It’s a primarily feminine name but sometimes also used for boys.

 

Diu

  • Origin: Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Meaning: Practical person
  • Variations/Synonyms: One who is down to earth, tender, gentle, or mellow
  • Description: It can also mean “God.”

 

Ehuang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Fairy radiance
  • Variations/Synonyms: August or beautiful
  • Description: It’s the name of the Chinese spring goddess.

 

Eu-meh

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Especially beautiful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Melody, song, or poetry
  • Description: It’s a playful name for your baby girl.

 

Fang

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Beautiful and virtuous 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Square, pleasant, wind, or fragrant
  • Description: It pays homage to the ancient Chinese state of Fang, now Henan province.

 

Fen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Fragrance or perfume 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Marshland, white, fair, shoulder, or peace
  • Description: This unisex name can also mean “exert” or “strive” when used in masculine form.

 

Feng

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Phoenix
  • Variations/Synonyms: Summit or maple 
  • Description: It can also be a surname or a boy’s name.

 

Genji

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: One who’s as valuable as gold
  • Variations/Synonyms: Precious 
  • Description: It’s also among the popular boy names.

 

Gho

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Inspirational being
  • Variations/Synonyms: Responsible 
  • Description: It’s also among the most common surnames in China.

 

Guang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Glory
  • Variations/Synonyms: Light
  • Description: It means “someone from the light,” too.

 

Hai Rong

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: One coming from the seas
  • Variations/Synonyms: Prosperous, flourishing, glory, honor, prosper harmonize, fuse, or country
  • Description: It comes from the combination of “Hai” (sea) and “Rong” (glory).

 

Heng

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Eternal
  • Variations/Synonyms: Permanent or constant
  • Description: It can also be a surname related to “Wang.”

 

Honf

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Sign of good luck
  • Variations/Synonyms: Water, flood, wild swan, or rainbow
  • Description: In masculine form, this name can also mean “enlarge, expand, or great.”

 

Hop

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Agreeable 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Consistent, jump, skip, leap, hurdle, jig, or bound
  • Description: It’s also a term commonly used in the restaurant business when describing a partnership or joint venture.

 

Hua

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Illustrious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Splendid
  • Description: This unisex name also means “flower or blossom,” but only when used in feminine form.

 

Huan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Happiness
  • Variations/Synonyms: Joyous
  • Description: It’s one of the most popular boy names in China.

 

Huang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Phoenix
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bright, shining, luminous, or yellow
  • Description: This given name is also related to Chinese names, “Hwang,” “Wong,” and “Hwong.”

 

Hui

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Benevolent
  • Variations/Synonyms: Intelligent, wise, brightness, favor, or benefit
  • Description: It’s a popular boy name, too.

 

Jia

  • Origin: Chinese 
  • Meaning: Outstanding person
  • Variations/Synonyms: Family, kin, good, or home
  • Description: This is a unisex name.

 

Jiang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: River
  • Variations/Synonyms: Yujiang (the water god in ancient China)
  • Description: This gender-neutral name is related to “Chiang” and “Qiang.”

 

Jie

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: One who rises above the rest
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pure, clean, heroic, outstanding, prominent, or successful
  • Description: It’s more commonly used as a boy name but can also be a great name for your baby girl.

 

Jing

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Quiet and calm 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Energy, perfect, crystal, spirit, crystal, the capital city, or essence
  • Description: This is also a common surname that means “perfect.”

 

Jìngyi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Harmony and joy 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gentle, still, or quiet
  • Description: It comes from the combination of “Jing” (gentle) and “Yi” (joy).

 

Ju

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Chrysanthemum (flower)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Daisy (flower)
  • Description: This unisex name also means “big or enormous” when used in masculine form.

 

Juan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beautiful
  • Description: You may also spell this name as “Huan.”

 

Kun

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Universe
  • Variations/Synonyms: Female, woman, or earth 
  • Description: It can also mean “mother earth” and is also used as a surname.

 

Lan

  • Origin: Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Meaning: Elegant
  • Variations/Synonyms: Mountain mist, blue wave, or orchid flower
  • Description: It may also be used as a boy’s name.

 

Lanying

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Blue quartz (a gemstone)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Blue glitter, mountain mist, orchid, lily, elegant, flower, petal, brave, or hero
  • Description: It can also mean “silver lily” from “Lan” (lily) and “Ying” (silver).

 

Lei

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Flower bud
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pile of stones or thunder 
  • Description: It’s a common surname, too.

 

Li

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Logic, reason, establish, dawn, or black
  • Description: In masculine form, it can also mean “powerful.” 

 

Li-na

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful and graceful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Delicate
  • Description: This charming baby girl’s name can also be written as “Lina.”

 

Lian

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful willow tree
  • Variations/Synonyms: Grace, favor, or lotus flower
  • Description: It’s a common gender-neutral name in China.

 

Liena

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: As beautiful as a lotus flower
  • Variations/Synonyms: Plum, elegant, graceful, or delicate
  • Description: It’s a primarily feminine name that can be a sweet choice for your baby girl.

 

Liling 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: White jasmine
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beautiful jade tinkle
  • Description: It can also mean the “sound of white jasmine.”

 

Lin

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Gemstone
  • Variations/Synonyms: Heavy rain showers, sun goddess, or forest
  • Description: It’s a popular girl’s name but is also used as a surname.

 

Ling 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Dawn
  • Variations/Synonyms: Chime, spirit, the sound of the dawn, jade (gemstone), bell, or delicate
  • Description: It’s a common Chinese surname, too.

 

Liu

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Powerful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Awesome, destroy, or very few
  • Description: It originated as a word that meant “kill” and was popular among Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty. But it’s now used as a brave name for baby boys and girls.

 

Lixue

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Pure as snow
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pretty, gem, or flower
  • Description: It can be a beautiful name for your baby girl.

 

Méh-fùnh

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Pretty or beautiful phoenix
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beautiful plum or dewy jasmine
  • Description: It’s a charming baby girl’s name.

 

Mei

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful 
  • Variations/Synonyms: A great one or Chinese plum 
  • Description: It’s a name commonly used for girls in manga (comics) series.

 

Mei Zhen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful pearl
  • Variations/Synonyms: Precious, real, genuine, chaste, loyal, virtuous, or pure
  • Description: It’s a pretty Chinese girl name that can also mean “treasure.”

 

Meihui

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful wisdom
  • Variations/Synonyms: Wise, clever, pretty, and cooperative
  • Description: It can also be written as “Mei-Hui.”

 

Meilin

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful forest
  • Variations/Synonyms: Apricot, jade (gemstone), rose (flower), or plum
  • Description: This name can also be written as “MeiLin.”

 

Meiling

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful spirit
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beautiful bell, beautiful and delicate, the tinkling of jade, or age
  • Description: You can spell this as “Mei-Ling,” too.

 

Ming

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Bright
  • Variations/Synonyms: Light, clear, inscribe, engrave, or enlightening
  • Description: It’s also a popular name for baby boys.

 

Ming Yue

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Bright moon
  • Variations/Synonyms: Radiant
  • Description: It’s considered as a unisex name.

 

Mingxia

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Bright and glowing dawn clouds
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bright halo or bright glow
  • Description: It’s primarily used as a feminine given name.

 

Mingyu

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Bright jade
  • Variations/Synonyms: Shiningly brightly, pleasant, delightful, or rain
  • Description: It’s from the combination of “Ming” (bright) and “Yu” (jade or precious stone).

 

Mulan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Magnolia blossom
  • Variations/Synonyms: Wood orchid or flower
  • Description: It’s a popular name because of the phenomenal success of the Disney movie “Mulan” based on the legend of Hua Mulan.

 

Na 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Delicate and elegant 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Graceful
  • Description: It’s a common Chinese surname, too.

 

Ning

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Peaceful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Serene or calm
  • Description: It’s a unisex name.

 

Nuan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Affectionate
  • Variations/Synonyms: Genial or warm
  • Description: It can be a sweet name for your little one.

 

Nuo 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Elegant or promise
  • Description: It’s a unisex name that’s more popularly used for baby girls.

 

Nuwa

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Mother goddess
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ancient goddess
  • Description: Also known as Nügua, the goddess Nüwa created humans and repaired the pillars of heaven in Chinese mythology.

 

Peizhi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Respectful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Admiring iris
  • Description: It’s primarily used as a girl name.

 

Ping

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Stable
  • Variations/Synonyms: Level or peaceful
  • Description: It’s used as a boy’s name, too.

 

Qiang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Strong
  • Variations/Synonyms: Rose, powerful, or energetic
  • Description: It’s a unisex name.

 

Qiao

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Skillful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pretty or handsome
  • Description: It’s also a gender-neutral name.

 

Qing

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Young
  • Variations/Synonyms: Clarity, blue, or green
  • Description: You can also use this name for your baby boy.

 

Qingling 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Lucky years
  • Variations/Synonyms: Celebration of understanding
  • Description: It’s sometimes used for boys.

 

Qiuyue

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Autumn moon
  • Variations/Synonyms: Fine jade or cloud patterns 
  • Description: In masculine form, it means “enlightenment or wondrous.”

 

Renxiang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Benevolent fragrance
  • Variations/Synonyms: Enlightenment or wondrous
  • Description: It can also be written as “Ren Xiang.”

 

Rùfen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Nice fragrance
  • Variations/Synonyms: Journey, distance, fragrance, aroma, or perfume
  • Description: It can also mean “strive” when used in masculine form.

 

Shan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Pure
  • Variations/Synonyms: Virtuous or mountain
  • Description: It’s also a traditional Chinese surname.

 

Shi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Real
  • Variations/Synonyms: Honest, history, stone, or time
  • Description: When used as a boy’s name, it means “master.”

 

Shu

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Charming and virtuous 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pure or good 
  • Description: It’s a surname related to “Xu” and “Xiao.” 

 

Shufen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Good fragrance
  • Variations/Synonyms: Virtuous, charming, pure, good, or perfume
  • Description: It’s a unisex name, too.

 

Shui 

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: One who is like water
  • Variations/Synonyms: Coming from the water
  • Description: It’s also a common surname.

 

Su

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Respectful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Simple or plain 
  • Description: It’s a common Chinese surname, too.

 

Tao

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Long life
  • Variations/Synonyms: Large waves or peach 
  • Description: It can also be used as a boy’s name.

 

Ting

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Slim or enduring
  • Description: It’s related to the surname “Ding.”

 

Wan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Gracious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gentle, beautiful, or lovely
  • Description: It’s a common Chinese surname.

 

Wei

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Powerful
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lofty, great, robust, or extraordinary
  • Description: It’s also a popular boy’s name.

 

Wen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Culture
  • Variations/Synonyms: Literature or writing
  • Description: This is also a common Chinese family name.

 

Xia

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Rosy clouds
  • Variations/Synonyms: Glow of the sunrise or sunset
  • Description: It’s related to the surname “Hsia.”

 

Xiang

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Good luck
  • Variations/Synonyms: Soars above others, lucky, or fragrant
  • Description: It’s also a common family name in China.

 

Xiu

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful and elegant
  • Variations/Synonyms: Cultivated, luxuriant, or graceful
  • Description: It’s a name popular for boys and girls.

 

Xiulan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful orchid
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beautiful, luxuriant, outstanding, or elegant
  • Description: It comes from “Xiu” (beautiful) and “Lan” (orchid).

 

Xiuying

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Beautiful flower
  • Variations/Synonyms: Brave, hero, petal, elegant, luxuriant, beautiful, or outstanding
  • Description: It’s from “Xiu” (beautiful) and “Ying” (flower).

 

Xue

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Studious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Learning or snow 
  • Description: It can also be spelled as “Hsueh.”

 

Ya

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful and elegant 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Meritorious deed
  • Description: It’s primarily used as a given name for girls.

 

Yan

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Dark red
  • Variations/Synonyms: Full of happiness or liveliness
  • Description: It’s also used as a surname.

 

Yawen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Graceful clouds
  • Variations/Synonyms: Refined, culture, language, or elegant
  • Description: It comes from the combination of “Ya” (graceful) and “Wén” (cloud patterns).

 

Yi

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Joy 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gift, suitable, proper, ceremony, appearance, or decisive
  • Description: It can also be spelled as “Yik.”

 

Yue

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Moon
  • Variations/Synonyms: Fertile, blessing, happy, or delighted
  • Description: It’s also among the traditional Chinese surnames.

 

Yun

  • Origin: Korean and Chinese 
  • Meaning: Cloud
  • Variations/Synonyms: Governor or consent 
  • Description: It can also be spelled as “Youn,” “Yiun,” or “Yoon.” 

 

Zhen

  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Precious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Rare, virtuous, or real
  • Description: When used in masculine form, it can also mean “greatly astonished.”

 

 

 

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