Home  /  Chinese Culture  /  Chinese Custom
What's the order of Chinese names?

Chinese names appear in a different order than Western names. Mostly noticeably, a Chinese is written with the family name fist and the given name next. Chinese people commonly address each other with full names instead of given name (Especially for names consisting of two characters in total).


Family names are never used alone with any salutation. For instance, the basketball player Yao Ming should be formally addressed as “Mr. Yao”, not “Mr. Ming”, and informally addressed as “Yao Ming” instead of “Yao” or “Ming”.

Chinese Culture
Rice cook with classlid Fast kettle Meat Grinder Coffee Maker Hand Blender Hand Mixer
Email: info@gleemei.com
Legal Adviser: Daisy Zhang
  © 2000-2018 GLeeMei Electric Appliance Co., Limited All rights reserved
Click me to zoom out.