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

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Origin and Meaning of Eng

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Probably from Dutch eng (“narrow”), also confer Old English enge (“narrow”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *anguz. No mention of the word is found in any surviving Middle English text, save for the Middle English compound word ang-nail. Related to Dutch eng (“narrow”), German eng (“narrow”), Low German, enj (“confined, narrow”), Luxembourgish enk (“narrow”).

  1. Roman alphabet ŋ: The Latin-based letter formed by combining the letters n and g, used in the IPA, Saami, Mende, and some Australian aboriginal languages. In the IPA, it represents the voiced velar nasal, the ng sound in running and rink.

eng was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Danish, Dutch, German, Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Eng

Eng Seng Gan was a chief compradore, businessman, comprador, and chiefcompradore. Eng was born in 1844 in Malacca. He died on September 9th, 1899.


Eng Hian is a badminton player.


Norodom Marie is a President of the Cambodian Red Cross, First Lady of Cambodia, President of theCambodian Red Cross, and Spouse of the Prime Minister of Cambodia. Norodom was given the name Eng Marie on December 21st, 1948.


Eng was born on March 20th, 1964 in Singapore.


Eng Chhai Eang is a for Kandal, Member of the Senate of Cambodia, Member of Parliament, forKandal, Senate of Cambodia, and Parliament of Cambodia. Eng was born on November 10th, 1965 in Kampong Thom Province.


Eng was born in 1921. He breathed his last breath in 2006.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eng

Lim Guan Eng is a 5th Secretary-General ofDemocratic Action Party, and Penang State. He has been prominent since 2008. Lim was born on December 8th, 1960 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Federation of Malaya.


Mike Eng is a lawyer and professor. Mike was born on September 14th, 1946 in Oakland, California.


Tan was born in 1972.


Johnny was born in Hong Kong. Johnny is also known as Onionhead and Machinegun Johnny.



Vickie Eng is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1990.


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Popularity of Eng as a last name

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Common last names for Eng

  • Sing
  • Lee
  • Lim
  • Sun

Common first names for Eng

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eng U.S.
  White 13.50% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eng

People with the last name Eng are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Eng

  • How Popular is the name Eng? Eng is the 83,571st most popular name of all time. As a last name Eng was the 3,352nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eng have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Eng in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eng? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eng first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eng is Saturday, March 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Eng born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eng was in 1982 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eng: Your name in reverse order is Gne. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eng? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,682 people with the last name Eng.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eng? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Eng as their last name.

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