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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chon

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  1. 100 chon equal 1 won in North Korea
  2. 100 chon equal 1 won in South Korea
  1. Alternative spelling of jun

chon was also found in the following language(s): Chuukese, Irish, Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Tzotzil

Notable Persons Named Chon

Chon Gallegos is a football player. Chon was born on September 28th, 1939 in Gallup, New Mexico.



Chon Miranda is a sports team member for the Maccabi Los Angeles.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chon

Justin Chon is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2005. Justin was born on May 29th, 1981 in Garden Grove, California.


William Shawn was an editing and magazine editor. William was given the name William Chon on August 31st, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 8th, 1992.



Katherine Chon is a social activist and entrepreneur. She holds the title Senior Advisor in Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health, Human Services, and Senior Advisor in Trafficking in Persons at theU.S. Department of Health.


Ho-sun was born on September 10th, 1962 in Seoul. Ho-sun is also known as Cheon and Ho-seon.


Chiang Ka Chon is an athlete for the G.D. Lam Pak.


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Popularity of Chon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chon U.S.
  White 2.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chon

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chon

  • How Popular is the name Chon? Chon is the 23,180th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chon was the 8,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266 babies born with the first name Chon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chon 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 Chon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chon is Thursday, February 1st, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Chon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chon was in 1973 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Chon Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chon is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Chon: Your name in reverse order is Nohc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ochn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,643 people with the last name Chon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Chon as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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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