Use this tool to add tone marks to pinyin or to convert tone number (e.g. hao3) to tone marks.

Although you can use the red buttons to add tone marks, we highly recommend you use the number method (e.g. hao3) for speed and placement of the accent above the correct vowel. [Hint: Type "v" for "ü"]
Note: You do not need to use this tool to enter pinyin in this dictionary.

How to Get a Chinese Name

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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!

If you’re using a mobile device please follow this link to get your Chinese name!


Get a Traditional Name Stamp to Show off Your Chinese Name

Now that you’ve gotten your Chinese name, you can check out our personalized traditional stamps to use on documents, calligraphy or even just for fun.

Chinese Name Generator

  • Ricardo Castellanos

    How the “Date of Birth” should be written?

    • hollie

      the date should be written yy/mm/dd.

    • Ivankocka Jancev

      year-month-day ex: 1984-11-05

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  • Cintasya Nisalifia

    Why i can’t get my chinese name? It isn’t loading my name

    • Nora Joy Wilson

      Hi Cintasya,
      Your name will arrive in your email. Go take a look!

  • Ben P Sheargold

    Doesn’t have a submit button, why?

    • Hollie Sowden

      Hi Ben, the submit button is the red button that says ‘Get Your Name!’ Hope you can get your Chinese name!

      • Ben P Sheargold

        Don’t have that button showing

        • Nora Joy Wilson

          Thanks for catching this! As you are on mobile, it looks like some of the screen is getting cut off. If you use a computer or tablet it’s fine. In the meantime, we will be fixing this. Thanks for helping us make the site better! 🙂

          • kakauko66

            Again it doesn’t have sumbit button, I am on computer

          • Hollie Sowden

            Can you send a screenshot of the page, please?

          • kakauko66

            Probably my web browser was too overwhelmed coz I had a few dozens of cards opened. So when I crashed it all on purpose and load all sites again, then sumbit red button also appeared.

  • 方灵 宝

    I kind of choose my own chinese name 方灵 宝 Is it right ? My real name is Lubna Fdil

    • Hollie Sowden

      I think that sounds like a good name! 🙂

  • Xavier Huesca Méndez

    很好!! 我叫。。。

    • Chamcen Liu

      Hi Xavier, you can find your name in an email which will be sent after you fill the form and click [get your name].

  • Lewis Weir

    There is no submit button on my ipad

  • Hornakkan / 王伟

    The generator gave me 砬霸笛, but I rather prefer the one I’ve been given by a chinese friend of mine :-/

    • Hollie Sowden

      I also like my Chinese name that @Chamcen:disqus gave to me. It’s more personal, but a lot of people aren’t so lucky to have a Chinese friend 😀

      • Hornakkan / 王伟

        That’s sadly true hehe. I hope it could help : I’ve found really good chinese friends on 🙂

  • Monika Sauerová

    For birth date 2010-01-17 it gave me the year of the tiger, but it should be ox.

    • Nora Joy Wilson

      Hi Monika! You’re right, for this date it should be the ox. This is because the Chinese zodiac follows the lunar calendar, so it isn’t as straight-forward as we had hoped when we created this tool. With the help of our developer friends, we are looking into a solution to make the zodiac even more accurate. Thanks for the feedback!

    • Wai

      Your name can be 孙望妮 (In traditional Chinese, 孫望妮)

  • Arturo Martínez

    I didn’t like my chinese name 🙁 It’s 马马骊 but sounds like “Mamá” in spanish means mother, and “mama” can mean breast or sucking :/

    • Hollie Sowden

      Hi Arturo, maybe 马阿途 would be better?

      • Arturo Martínez

        Yes! Ma3 Ai1Tu2 sounds better 🙂

        Ai1Tu2 sounds like Arthur in english to me hehe.

        Tank you Hollie 😉

        • Hollie

          You’re welcome 😀

        • Wai

          马阿途 still a bit funny, 马艾敦 is better

          • Chamcen Liu

            I like 马爱途, which can translated to “horse likes the road”

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  • Dee

    Can I have my Chinese name made from the meaning of my current name, rather than just sounding like my current name.

  • Theodorick Tjahjono

    Can I Get another name? 希赫鸥 this doesn’t suit me. I was born in 12 December 1994. my family name is thio or Zhang (张)or Cheung (張). I want my name Start with 張 Please. Thanks

    • Hollie Sowden

      Is there a meaning behind your given name? We’ll send you a different name shortly! 🙂

      • Theodorick Tjahjono

        Theodorick means “ruler of the people”. Thanks

        • Hollie Sowden

          OK, we’ve got 3 options for you:

          张世鸥 (zhāng shì ōu)

          世 = world
          鸥 = gull

          张思成 (zhāng sī chéng)

          思成 (sī chéng) is from 行成於思 (韩愈《进学解》), which means “success comes from careful consideration”

          张修远 (zhāng xiū yuǎn)

          修远 (xiū yuǎn) is from 路曼曼其修远兮 《楚辞离骚》which means “long-range or long-term”

          • Theodorick Tjahjono

            謝謝你。I like that name very much.