Chinese is an old language rich with social traditions and cultural etiquette when it comes to names and naming children. In Chinese, the family name is always the first part of a person’s name, followed by their given name. Historically, given names are chosen based on several factors such as pleasing sounds and tonal qualities, bearing positive connotations and or the actual Chinese character having a beautiful shape. Should you decide to use a Chinese name for your baby, you are sure to discover some exotic and unique sounding names. Baby Name World is a great resource for Chinese baby names and name meanings.