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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ching

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     Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Philippines says the name Ching is of Filipino (Philippines) origin and means "Journey".
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Ching is of Chinese origin and means "Journey".
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International Interest

From Cantonese 鄭/郑 (zeng6).

  1. A surname​ of Chinese origin.

Notable Persons Named Ching

Ching was born in 1785. Ching is also known as Jihng Sih and Sehk Heonggu. She passed away in 1844.


Ching was given the name Hue Dang Trinh on May 12th, 1950 in Quảng Ngãi Province.


Ching was born on November 8th, 1978 in Tainan.


Ching W. Tang is a in the fields of physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering. Ching was born on July 23rd, 1947 in Yuen Long.


Ching Siu-tung is an artist.


Ching was born on December 22nd, 1949 in Chaozhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ching

Ip was born in 1936 in Foshan. Ip is also known as Ip Hok Ching and 葉學正.


Ho Ching is a Spouse of the Prime Minister of Singapore and Spouse of thePrime Minister of Singapore. Ho was born in Singapore.


Brian Ching is a soccer player for the Houston Dash, Kamehameha Schools, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Spokane Shadow, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders (1994–2008), San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, and United States men's national soccer team. Brian was born on May 24th, 1978 in Hale'iwa, Hawaii, United States.


Joyce Ching is an actress, commercial model, dancer, singer, actor, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Joyce was given the name Joyce Giselle Palad Ching on January 5th, 1995 in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Joyce is also known as Achi.


Frank Ching is an author, professor emeritus, and professors in the united states. He was most active from 1972 to present. Frank was born in 1943.


William Ching was an actor. He was most prominent from 1946 to 1959. William was given the name William Brooks Ching on October 2nd, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. William is also known as Brooks, William; Ching, and Bill. He died on July 1st, 1989.


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International Interest for Ching

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ching as a last name

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Common last names for Ching

  • Lee
  • Wong
  • Chang
  • Chen
  • Wang
  • Cheng
  • Liu
  • Ho
  • Lin
  • Fong
  • Yang

Common first names for Ching

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ching U.S.
  White 9.38% 64.26%
  African American 1.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 16.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ching

People with the last name Ching are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Ching

  • How Popular is the name Ching? Ching is the 34,705th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ching was the 4,772nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ching have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 114 babies born with the first name Ching in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ching 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 Ching? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ching first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ching is Thursday, September 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Ching born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ching was in 1994 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ching: Your name in reverse order is Gnihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chign. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ching? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,417 people with the last name Ching.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ching? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Ching as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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