- See Pandaren (playable) for info on the playable race in Mists of Pandaria.
- Huo = "fire"
- Chinese: 火
- PinYin: huǒ
- Shu = "stream"
- Chinese: 抒
- PinYin: shū
- Wugou = "dirt"
- Chinese: 污垢
- PinYin: wū gòu
- Dafeng = "gale"
- Chinese: 大风
- PinYin: dà fēng
- Huojin = "fire and gold"
- Chinese: 火金
- PinYin: huǒ jīn
- Tushui = "earth and water"
- Chinese: 土水
- PinYin: tǔ shuǐ
- Shao'din = "clan", could mean roughly "recruited into" in Chinese
- Shodo-pan = Roughly scion/emperor,  but could mean roughly "Is more than hope" in Chinese
Pandaren naming practices are similar to those of humans: each pandaren has a given name and a surname. The names themselves, of course, are different.
- Male Names: Chen,, Cheng, Gao, Jaomin, Ji, Jojo, Jun, Lee, Li, Min, Shang, Shen, Ten, Yu, etc.
- Female Names: Aysa, Kiryn?, Lien-Hua, Mei, etc.
- Asian surnames: Fei, Ro, Wei, Xi, etc.
- Descriptive surnames: Barrelbottom, Bitterrage, Cloudsinger, Dawnscrive, Dimwind, Ironbrow, Palerage, Steelbreath, Stonecarver, Stormstout, Sugargale, Summerdraft, Sunspark, Thunderhammer, etc.
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Although pandaren will be capable of speaking their own language, cross-faction communication will not be allowed.
- Although the original pandaren seemed to have a Chinese theme (since pandas come from China), some of the early names and words seemed to more to resemble Japanese words. With the Mists of Pandaria beta, Blizzard seems to have gone more directly to Chinese, but retained a few of the older names.
- ^ a b Dark Factions, pg. 16
- ^ a b c d e f Anne Stickney 2012-04-04. Mists of Pandaria beta: A guide to pandaren pronunciation. WoW Insider.
- ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 76
- ^ Translate.Google.com of 招 进 tzao jin ("recruited into")
- ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 80
- ^ Translate.Google.com of 是多盼 shiduo pan ("Is more than hope").
- ^ a b Manual of Monsters, pg. 78
- ^ beta
- ^ a b Chen Stormstout