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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bong

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  1. A dull resonant sound as of a bell
  2. Ring loudly and deeply ("the big bell bonged")

Borrowing from French bon.

  1. voucher, coupon

Notable Persons Named Bong

Bong Joon-ho is a film director and screenwriter. Bong was born on September 14th, 1969 in Daegu.


Bong Tae-gyu is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Bong was born on May 19th, 1981 in South Korea. Bong is also known as 봉태규 (hangul); Bong Tae-kyu (alternative romanization).


Bong Carrion is a politician. Bong was born on June 19th, 1954 in Calapan.


Bong Galanza is a basketball player.


Bong Hawkins is a basketball player for the Alaska Milkmen, Great Taste Coffee Makers, Sta. Lucia Realtors, Alaska Aces (PBA), Tanduay Rhum Masters, and Powerade Tigers in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was most active from 1991 to 2006. Bong was born on November 6th, 1967 in Manila. Bong is also known as Hawkins, Rene, and Jr..


Bong Jung-keun is a baseball player for the LG Twins. Bong was born on July 15th, 1980 in Seoul.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bong

Richard Ira Bong is a military person. His military service ended in 1941.


Gaëtan Bong is a soccer player for the Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., FC Metz, Tours FC, Valenciennes FC, Olympiacos F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., France national under-21 football team, and Cameroon national football team. Gaëtan was born on April 25th, 1988 in Sakbayeme, Cameroon.


Doctor Bong is a comics character.


Man-Dae was born in Gwangju.


Frédéric Bong is a soccer player for the Chamois Niortais F.C. and US Créteil-Lusitanos. Frédéric was born on July 27th, 1987 in Douala.


He holds the title Soen Sa Nim and Zen master. Su was born on January 7th, 1943 in Kona District, Hawaii. He passed away on July 17th, 1994.


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Popularity of Bong as a last name

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Common last names for Bong

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Park
  • Nguyen
  • Chung
  • Choi
  • Shin
  • Hong
  • Han
  • Lim

Common first names for Bong

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bong U.S.
  White 49.75% 64.26%
  African American 1.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bong

People with the last name Bong are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Bong

  • How Popular is the name Bong? Bong is the 73,567th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bong was the 21,599th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Bong in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bong is Thursday, January 11th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Bong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bong was in 1981 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bong: Your name in reverse order is Gnob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,208 people with the last name Bong.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bong? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bong as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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