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
90%
4%
4%
0%
21
flagAustralia
86%
0%
9%
4%
22
flagIndonesia
85%
7%
0%
7%
14
flagJapan
84%
3%
3%
6%
59
flagThailand
80%
11%
5%
0%
35
flagMalaysia
75%
5%
5%
10%
20
flagthe Philippines
71%
3%
3%
15%
139
flagthe United Arab Emirates
68%
4%
4%
20%
25
flagCanada
65%
6%
15%
9%
44
flagthe United States
64%
8%
13%
10%
393
flagthe United Kingdom
58%
5%
15%
20%
189
flagGermany
57%
7%
19%
14%
96
flagthe Netherlands
56%
8%
8%
28%
25
flagItaly
55%
5%
25%
15%
20
flagIndia
53%
6%
22%
15%
58
flagNorway
46%
17%
14%
21%
28
flagPoland
44%
5%
29%
19%
6472
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
0%
45%
15%
20
flagUnknown
36%
5%
35%
22%
175

Gender

men46%
women42%
Nguyen
46%
42%
Tran
5%
6%
Le
26%
28%
Pham
21%
23%

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