ChineseNames: Chinese Name Database 1930-2008

A database of Chinese surnames and Chinese given names (1930-2008). This database contains nationwide frequency statistics of 1,806 Chinese surnames and 2,614 Chinese characters used in given names, covering about 1.2 billion Han Chinese population (96.8% of the Han Chinese household-registered population born from 1930 to 2008 and still alive in 2008). This package also contains a function for computing multiple features of Chinese surnames and Chinese given names for scientific research (e.g., name uniqueness, name gender, name valence, and name warmth/competence).

Version: 2023.8
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: bruceR, data.table
Suggests: babynames, car, dplyr, glue
Published: 2023-08-08
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.ChineseNames
Author: Han-Wu-Shuang Bao ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Han-Wu-Shuang Bao <baohws at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: ChineseNames results


Reference manual: ChineseNames.pdf


Package source: ChineseNames_2023.8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): ChineseNames_2023.8.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): ChineseNames_2023.8.tgz, r-release (x86_64): ChineseNames_2023.8.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): ChineseNames_2023.8.tgz
Old sources: ChineseNames archive


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