What Is the Meaning of the Name "Yuan"?

The name "Yuan" has multiple meanings, but one of the most commonly accepted meanings is “round, circular or spherical.” Yuan, pronounced ywahn, is a Chinese name most often used for males.

According to Baby Names World, a NickMom resource, Chinese names like Yuan can have many possible meanings. Meanings vary depending on the character used to write the name rather than on the name's pronunciation. For example, in some cases Yuan can mean, “flow,” “source,” “original,” “wealth” or “lady.” Yuan is also the name for the mainland currency in China.

Another Chinese name containing “Yuan” is “Qing-Yuan,” which means, “clear spring” or “deep water.” Qing-Yang is a unisex name used for both boys and girls.