Nguyen will overtake Smith in Melbourne and Sydney within 10 years andit signals the difference between the city and the bush, Australia-basedNews Limited Network quoted demographer and social commentator BernardSalt as saying.
The Vietnamese surname Nguyen is nowthe 13th most popular family name in Australia, according to datafrom Ancestry.com.au and White Pages Online 2013.
The data also showed Nguyen is the third popular last name in Sydney, second in Melbourne and seventh in Adelaide.
A report published by The World Geography in 2012 showed Nguyen is the 4th most common surnames in the world after Li or Lee, Zhang, and Wangof China.
“The prevalence of Nguyen as a family name inVietnam extends to outside of the country where many Vietnamesehave emigrated.”
Nguyen is the 54th most common inFrance and the 57th most common family name in the US according tothe 2000 Census. It is the most common exclusively Asian surname, thereport said.
Nguyen is also the most popular family name in Vietnam as it accounts for nearly 40 percent of Vietnam’s population.
The Nguyen dynasty is the last ruling dynasty in Vietnam.-VNA