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The NGUYEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 310,125 57 0.115 1,150
United States (1880 census) -1 116255 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +310126 +116198 +0.115 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 29,798 12 0.182 1,823
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for NGUYEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 109,629 10 0.324 3,237
Texas 44,889 31 0.215 2,153
Washington 14,186 17 0.241 2,407
Florida 13,716 99 0.086 858
Virginia 12,204 37 0.172 1,724
Top States for NGUYEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 109,629 10 0.324 3,237
Washington 14,186 17 0.241 2,407
Texas 44,889 31 0.215 2,153
Virginia 12,204 37 0.172 1,724
Oregon 5,543 34 0.162 1,620


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NGUYEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NGUYEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NGUYEN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NGUYEN by picking someone at random in California than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NGUYEN

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Vietnam

Language of origin: Vietnamese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NGUYEN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NGUYEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 558 0.18
Asian/Pacific 297,503 95.93
Native American/Alaskan 124 0.04
Mixed Race 6,234 2.01
White (Caucasian) 3,908 1.26
White (Hispanic) 1,799 0.58

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NGUYEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NGUYEN in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of NGUYEN.

Similar names to NGUYEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NGUYEN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NGUYEN

The following words are slight variants of NGUYEN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.