In China, names have immediately recognizable meaning, which means it’s a pretty bad idea to pick a direct transliteration of your name. This will most often result in a name that makes no sense whatsoever (imagine how western names would sound if random syllables were chosen without concern). Names in China have two parts, the surname and the given name. When introducing yourself or addressing others, names are stated surname first, then then given name - 李小龙 (Li Small Dragon) rather than 小龙李 (Small Dragon Li).
Last names are an important part of a Chinese name, but choosing one is pretty easy since there are only about 100 common Chinese last names (Wang, Li and Zhang being the three most common). Choosing a common Chinese last name will ensure it is readily identifiable as a personal name. Often, people choose a Chinese surname based on a name with a similar pronunciation to their own last name, e.g. if your last name is Johnson, the surname 张 (Zhāng) might be a good pick. It’s best to choose a common one so that your name is easy to recognize for native speakers, so if you would like to get creative with your Chinese name, leave it for the given name.
While giving yourself a new name seems like an opportunity for artistry or humor, choosing the right name means paying attention to the many cultural nuances that play into how a name is perceived, which makes it almost an impossible task for someone unfamiliar with Chinese culture (read: most of us here learning Mandarin).
Instead, you might start by choosing personality traits that describe who you are (or who you want to be). Look at the characters with those meanings and then look at a list of Chinese names for those with that meaning. Google is your friend for name lists
Finally, consult a native speaker before settling on a name. Your name is something you use frequently so you need to make sure the one you pick isn’t unlucky or unsavory in any way to your average Chinese audience. Sometimes, like in my case, you’ll end up with a name that is way better than the one you picked yourself
If you still don’t know how to take your Chinese name. There is a website will be very useful for you. www.chinesenamedesigner.com
This website can help you to design your own authentic and personalized Chinese name based on the pronunciation, spelling and even meaning of your native name. In order to get a name that is more in line with your personality. you can also choose several personality traits as an additional reference. In addition, your gender and age will also be taken into account. After you get a Chinese name, This site also provides pinyin and gif images that can teach you how to write your name. You can download and save it.