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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chang

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  • A user from Malaysia says the name Chang is of Chinese origin and means "Long".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Chang is of Korean origin and means "Gift".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Chang means "To make".
  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Chang means "Chain".
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  1. The longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai

From Persian چنگ

  1. (often italicized) A traditional harp of central and southwest Asia

chang was also found in the following language(s): Mandarin, Mapudungun, and Romani

Notable Persons Named Chang

Chang was born on May 11th, 1811 in Samutsongkram, Siam. He died on January 17th, 1874.


Chang Kiha is an indie rock and folk rock singing, songwriter, actor, and radio personality. He plays Drum and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2002. Chang was born on February 20th, 1982 in Seoul.


Chang Hui-mei is a mandopop, pop rock, rock music, and contemporary r&b singing. She plays Guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. She was most active from 1996 to present. Chang is also known as A-mei (阿妹) and Amit (阿密特).


Chang Chen is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to present.


Chang Wanquan is a State Councilor, Minister of National Defence, and Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China. Chang was born in 1949 in Nanyang, Henan, China.


Chang Cheh is an artist. He was most active from 1967 to present.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chang

Michael Chang is a tennis player. Michael was born on February 22nd, 1972 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.


David was born on August 5th, 1977 in Vienna, Virginia, U.S.


Ha-Joon Chang is an economist in the field of development economics. Ha-Joon was born on October 7th, 1963 in Seoul. Ha-Joon is also known as 장하준; 張夏准.


Meiyang Chang is a music of bollywood singing, actor, anchor, and dentist. They were most active from 2007 to 2007. Meiyang was born on October 6th, 1982 in Dhanbad.


Iris Chang was an author and journalist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 2003. Iris was born on March 28th, 1968 in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. She left this life on November 9th, 2004.


Do Won Chang is a founder and owner and forever 21. Do was born on March 20th, 1954 in South Korea.


Where is the name Chang popular?

International Interest for Chang

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Chang as a last name

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Common last names for Chang

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Park
  • Chen
  • Yang
  • Wang
  • Chang
  • Pak
  • Lin
  • Yu

Common first names for Chang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chang U.S.
  White 2.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 88.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chang

People with the last name Chang are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Chang

  • How Popular is the name Chang? Chang is the 21,276th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chang was the 391st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 312 babies born with the first name Chang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chang to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chang is Thursday, July 17th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Chang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chang was in 1994 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Chang Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chang is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Chang: Your name in reverse order is Gnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nghac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 81,939 people with the last name Chang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chang? Chang was ranked as the 391st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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