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  1. The basic unit of money in Vietnam
  2. Go `ding dong', like a bell
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From Vietnamese đồng, from Middle Chinese 銅 (duwng "copper") (compare Mandarin tóng 铜), from Old Chinese 銅 (*lˁoŋ).

  1. The currency of Vietnam, 100 xus. Symbol:

    dong was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Hungarian, Mandarin, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, and Vietnamese

    Notable Persons Named Dong

    Taeyang is a singing, songwriter, and singer. Taeyang was given the name Dong Young-bae on May 18th, 1988 in Uijeongbu.

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    Dong was born on November 17th, 1981 in Suwon, South Korea.

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    Dong Fangzhuo is a soccer player for the Shanghai United F.C., Dalian Shide F.C., Manchester United F.C., Royal Antwerp F.C., Legia Warsaw, Portimonense S.C., FC Mika, Hunan Billows F.C., Hebei China Fortune F.C., China national under-20 football team, China national football team, and China nat. Dong was born on January 23rd, 1985 in Dalian, Liaoning, China.

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    She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Dong was born on April 19th, 1980 in Dalian. Dong is also known as Angel Dong.

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    Dong Xian was a commander of the armed forces. Dong was born in -23. He died in -1.

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    Dong was born on January 23rd, 1986 in Hebei.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dong

    Phạm Văn Đồng was a Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Member of the Politburo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Prime Ministerof theDemocratic Republic of Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Me. They were most active from 1976 to 1987. Phạm was born on March 1st, 1906 in Đức Tân village, Mộ Đức district, in Quang Ngai province, Indochina. They breathed their last breath on April 29th, 2000.

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    Michelle Bai is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Michelle was given the name Chen Dong on May 2nd, 1986 in Xi'an.

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    Taishan was born on May 18th, 1988 in Lanzhou, Gansu, China.

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    Dong was born on April 13th, 1989 in Zhengzhou.

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    Song was born in 1966.

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    He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Han was born in 1977 in Shanghai.

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    Popularity of Dong as a last name

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    Common last names for Dong

    • Kim
    • Lee
    • Nguyen
    • Park
    • Tran
    • Cho
    • Choi
    • Chin
    • Shin
    • Moy
    • Kang
    • Han
    • Hong

    Common first names for Dong

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dong U.S.
      White 2.87% 64.26%
      African American 0.39% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.81% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.05% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.76% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dong

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Dong

    • How Popular is the name Dong? Dong is the 21,103rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dong was the 2,879th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Dong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 318 babies born with the first name Dong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dong 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 Dong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Dong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dong is Thursday, August 26th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Dong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dong was in 1991 with a total of 19 babies.
    • Random Dong Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dong is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1956.
    • Weird things about the name Dong: Your name in reverse order is Gnod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gond. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Dong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,466 people with the last name Dong.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dong? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Dong as their last name.

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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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