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Popularity
< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ling

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Sound of Jade/Dawn
  • #25874 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ling" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 5 0
1978 5 5 0
1980 8 8 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 12 6 6
1983 7 7 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 11 6 5
1990 10 10 0
1991 7 0 7
1992 8 8 0
1994 7 7 0
1996 6 6 0
1998 6 6 0
1999 5 5 0
2000 9 9 0
2002 6 6 0
2004 10 10 0
2006 8 8 0
2010 10 10 0
2013 7 7 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Ling? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 195 babies born with the name Ling in the United States. That's more than enough Lings to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ling" was in 1981 with a total of 13 babies.

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ling" is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of only 8 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Ling popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ling in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ling" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ling as well as things modernly associated with the name Ling such as celebrities named Ling.

Chinese

Origin and Meaning of Ling

The name "Ling" is of Chinese origin, and it means "Sound of Jade/Dawn". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Ling Jie

Ling Jie is a gymnast. Ling was born in 1982 in Hengyang, Hunan.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for life, that you live so well.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

Your name in reverse order is "Gnil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Glni". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ling born Nov 10, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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