Chinese naming conventions
In China, there is a very specific – and different to western cultures – naming convention. Chinese naming conventions put the family name first, before any given name.
This is the way a Chinese person would write out their name and also introduce themselves to new people. However, to avoid confusion, in China, you would simply call each other’s given name rather than family name between friends, family and colleagues, which is similar to how it is done in western culture.
In a more formal situation, the polite way of addressing someone is to call them their family name with a title. The title comes in front of the family name, which is opposite to the western naming convention. A person’s title normally identifies their gender, position, or profession.
Some people say that Chinese names are ordered in this way to represent the traditional importance of the family in Chinese culture.
The importance of meaning in Chinese given names
When choosing a Chinese baby name it’s important to explore the meaning of the name because name meaning and characteristics are very important and carry great significance.
Traditionally, Chinese baby boy names represent prosperity and strength. Chinese people choose baby names with characteristics that they hope their baby will grow up to exhibit.
With that sentiment in mind, here are our favourite Chinese baby boy names’ that beginning with a B, along with their meaning.
Chinese baby boy names and their meaning
Bai: Clear, white
Bingwen: Master of the arts
Bo: Waves, precious
Bohai: Sea waves
Bojing: Gentle waves
Bolin: Gentle rain
Boqin: Senior respect
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