What is the most common surname in Vietnam?

Nguyen
Tran
Le
Pham
Ap­prox­i­mate­ly forty percent of Viet­namese people have this surname. Many events in Viet­namese history con­trib­uted to the name's promi­nence. The Nguyễn Dynasty awarded many people the surname Nguyễn during their rule, and many crim­i­nals also changed their surname to Nguyễn to avoid pros­e­cu­tion.

Answers distribution

Nguyen
Tran
Le
Pham
answers
flagVietnam
93%
6%
0%
0%
32
flagSingapore
91%
4%
4%
0%
24
flagAustralia
88%
0%
8%
4%
25
flagJapan
87%
3%
2%
5%
91
flagIndonesia
87%
6%
0%
6%
16
flagThailand
78%
10%
8%
0%
37
flagMalaysia
77%
4%
4%
9%
22
flagthe Philippines
71%
3%
3%
14%
142
flagCanada
66%
6%
15%
8%
45
flagthe United Arab Emirates
66%
3%
7%
18%
27
flagthe United States
64%
9%
13%
10%
483
flagthe United Kingdom
57%
6%
15%
21%
199
flagGermany
57%
7%
19%
14%
97
flagthe Netherlands
55%
7%
7%
29%
27
flagIndia
53%
6%
22%
15%
58
flagItaly
52%
4%
28%
14%
21
flagNorway
46%
17%
14%
21%
28
flagPoland
44%
5%
29%
19%
6733
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
0%
42%
19%
21
flagUnknown
37%
6%
32%
23%
207

Gender

men45%
women41%
Nguyen
46%
42%
Tran
5%
6%
Le
26%
27%
Pham
21%
23%

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