Ho Chi Minh/Personal names

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More information on Personal names relevant to Ho Chi Minh.
  • Nguyen Sinh Cung: "milk name" given at birth
  • Nguyen Tat Thanh: name given by parents on entering adolescence, meaning "he who will succeed"
  • Ba: alias given to French ship captain on going to sea in 1911
  • Paul Tat Thanh: signature on 1913 letter from the United States
  • Nguyen Ai Quoc: main revolutionary name, 1919-1942
  • Ly Thuy: pseudonym on his arrival in China, 1924
  • Lee Suei: name used as Vietnamese interpreter for the Soviet mission to China
  • Nilovskii: pen name used while writing for the Soviet news agency, ROSTA, in the 1920s.
  • Vuong (Wang in Chinese): pseudonym used while teaching at the Special Political Institute for the Vietnamese Revolution, in China during the 1920s
  • Lin: pseudonym in Moscow, 1930s
  • Hu Guang: name used while in China in the late 1930s
  • P.C. Line: French-language pen name in 1938
  • Ho Chi Minh: adopted in 1942, from the identity card of a Chinese journalist