How to Get a Chinese Name
Why Get a Chinese Name?
Getting a Chinese name is not just fun for tattoos, paintings, and calligraphy practice, it’s also a way to become closer to a culture that has maintained its roots for over 5,000 years.
The characters used in today’s Chinese have evolved directly from text found on oracle bones dating back to as early as 1200BC. Getting a Chinese name connects you to that ancient world as well as draws you closer to people in China today.
Use Your Chinese Name on your Business Cards
Those doing business with China can benefit from printing their Chinese names on their business cards. It’s an easier way for Chinese business partners to remember you and it helps them to avoid losing face when struggling to pronounce more complicated Western names.
Contrary to what some Chinese name generators will imply, there is absolutely no way to “translate” Western names accurately into Chinese. If you’re lucky enough to have a name that has similar-sounding syllables in Chinese, then you can pick Chinese characters which sound similar. Those characters, however, can vary greatly and their meaning will not be related to your name.
How the Chinese Name Generator Works
Our Chinese name generator uses a system that chooses excellent Chinese characters and analyzes the sound of your name. This gives you a name that has a similar sound and a good overall meaning in Chinese instead of random characters which don’t make sense to Chinese speakers.
It’s quick and easy to get your Chinese name. Fill out your full name and enter your email address. We will create your Chinese name and send you an email that contains the Chinese characters, how to pronounce them, their meaning and information about your Chinese zodiac sign based on your birthday.
Once you’ve got your Chinese name, download the free WCC Dictionary app to learn how to write it!