Is “秀兰” a name I could name my daughter in China?

To begin with, 秀兰 (Xiulan) is a beautiful name. It means a graceful and pretty orchid flower.

It is perfectly okay to name your daughter after 秀兰. However, there are two things you should know.

First, it is a pretty common name in China, especially in the rural areas, which means your daughter may meet someone with the same name. Second, this is also a historical name, as many Chinese parents in the late 20th century would consider calling their children 秀兰, and some even did.

Over all, naming your daughter after 秀兰 is a good choice. Absolutely 没毛病 (no problem).

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