Vietnam etymology

French word Vietnam comes from Vietnamese Việt, Faroese Nanyue, and later Vietnamese Việt Nam (Vietnam Vietnamese.)

Detailed word origin of Vietnam

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Việt Vietnamese (vie) (history) Yue, a state in ancient China. (only in compounds) Vietnam. A male given name. (history) of Yue origin. (linguistics) Vietic. (slightly, _, literary) Vietnamese.
Nanyue Faroese (fao)
Việt Nam Vietnamese (vie) Vietnam Vietnamese.
Vietnam French (fra) Vietnam.

Words with the same origin as Vietnam

Descendants of Việt