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Borrowed from Vietnamese Vinh.

Proper noun[edit]

Vinh (plural Vinhs)

  1. A surname from Vietnamese.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Vinh is the 31001st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 749 individuals. Vinh is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.72%) individuals.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Proper noun[edit]


  1. a male given name from Chinese

Etymology 2[edit]

The city is called 永市 (Vĩnh thị) in Đại Nam nhất thống chí and 永城庯 (Vĩnh thành phố) in the Đại Nam thực lục. The occurrence of (SV: vĩnh) as the city name in these adminstrative/official documents is obviously just another case of the common practice of phonetic matching to form a new tên chữ from the original tên Nôm and is of little actual etymological value.

In the past, this place was known by many names: Kẻ Vang, Kẻ Vịnh, Kẻ Vinh, Kẻ Vĩnh, Vinh Giang, Vinh Doanh.

Proper noun[edit]

Vinh ()

  1. The provincial capital of Nghệ An, Vietnam