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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chung

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Sino-Vietnamese word from 鍾, from Middle Chinese (tsyowng)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Chung

Gillian Chung Yan-tung is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Gillian was given the name Chung Dik-saan, .


Chung Ju-yung was a businessman. Chung was born Chung Ju-yung on November 25th, 1915. He passed away on March 21st, 2001.


Chung Ling Soo was a magic (illusion) and stage magician. Chung was given the name William Ellsworth Robinson on April 2nd, 1861 in Westchester County, New York, U.S. He left this life on March 24th, 1918.


Chung Mong-Koo is a chairman of hyundai motor group, chairman, and chairmanofhyundai motor group. Chung was born on March 19th, 1938 in Tongchon County.


J is a k-pop, rhythm, blues, and soul music singer-songwriter, radio personality, television presenter, master of ceremonies, narration, and restaurateur. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. J was given the name Chung Jae Young on May 2nd, 1977. J is also known as


Chung Il-kwon is a military person. His military service ended in 1957.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chung

Jamie Chung is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Jamie was given the name Jamie Jilynn Chung on April 10th, 1983 in San Francisco, California, U.S.


Alexa Chung is a model. Alexa was born on November 5th, 1983 in Privett, Hampshire, England.


Connie Chung is a news presenter, reporter, journalist, and journalism. Her ongoing career started in 1972. Connie was given the name Constance Yu-Hwa Chung on August 20th, 1946 in Washington, D.C.


Wallace Chung is a c-pop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1993. Wallace was born on November 30th, 1974 in Hong Kong. Wallace is also known as Little Sun (小太陽) and Xiao Wa (小哇).


His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Patrick was born on August 19th, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Christy Chung is an artist. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Christy is also known as Chung Lệ Đề (Vietnamese).


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Popularity of Chung as a last name

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Common last names for Chung

  • Lee
  • Kim
  • Wong
  • Nguyen
  • Park
  • Chang
  • Chen
  • Yu
  • Lau
  • Cheung
  • Moy
  • Ho

Common first names for Chung

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chung U.S.
  White 2.25% 64.26%
  African American 2.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chung

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chung

  • How Popular is the name Chung? Chung is the 26,270th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chung was the 805th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 209 babies born with the first name Chung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chung 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 Chung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chung is Sunday, October 9th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Chung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chung was in 1982 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Chung Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chung is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Chung: Your name in reverse order is Gnuhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cnguh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 43,110 people with the last name Chung.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Chung as their last name.

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