“Dragon 龍”, is an important mythological creature in Chinese Culture. It represents power, strength, good luck, and is a symbol of powerful people such as emperor. Chinese people believe that who is born in the year of Dragon has the characteristics of being a great leader and having longer life expectancy.
The Chinese believe “Dragon 龍” as a name brings prosperity and success in life. As mentioned, “Dragon 龍” symbolizes great power, some people may then believe that if the person is not strong enough or has no such capability of being a leader, he should not carry this name because he is not “qualified” to have this legend power.
The Chinese, especially the artists and celebrities, may like to get another Chinese name other than the original one hoping to bring luck and have a better career path.
Bruce Lee, 李小龍 , (originally named李振藩– meaning a star from San Francisco). “李” is the surname, and “小龍”is the given names mean “little dragon”. “李小龍” was born in the hour of the Dragon, in the year of the Dragon.
Jackie Chan, 成龍, (originally named 陳港生).“成” is the surname, and “龍”is the given name.
Reference: Official website of Bruce Lee – https://www.brucelee.com/