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%
31
flagSingapore
88%
5%
5%
0%
18
flagAustralia
85%
0%
10%
5%
20
flagJapan
84%
3%
3%
6%
59
flagThailand
79%
11%
5%
0%
34
flagthe Philippines
72%
2%
2%
15%
124
flagMalaysia
70%
5%
5%
11%
17
flagCanada
66%
4%
16%
9%
42
flagthe United Arab Emirates
66%
4%
4%
20%
24
flagthe United States
64%
8%
13%
11%
378
flagthe United Kingdom
58%
6%
14%
20%
176
flagthe Netherlands
58%
8%
8%
25%
24
flagGermany
57%
7%
19%
14%
94
flagItaly
57%
5%
21%
15%
19
flagIndia
52%
7%
22%
15%
57
flagNorway
46%
17%
14%
21%
28
flagPoland
45%
5%
29%
19%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
42%
0%
42%
15%
19
flagUnknown
36%
4%
37%
21%
144
flagFrance
35%
14%
21%
21%
14

Gender

men47%
women42%
Nguyen
47%
42%
Tran
5%
6%
Le
26%
28%
Pham
20%
22%

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