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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fong

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Fong means "Female garment" and is of Chinese origin.
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From Latin fungus, or possibly a calque of Spanish hongo.

  1. fungus
  2. mushroom

Notable Persons Named Fong

Fong Chan Onn is a Malaysian Minister of Human Resources. Fong was born on February 29th, 1944 in Negeri Sembilan, British Malaya.


Fong Kui Lun is a Treasurer of the Democratic Action Party and Treasurer of theDemocratic Action Party. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Fong was born on September 28th, 1946 in Selangor, Malayan Union.



Fong Pak Lun is a soccer player for the Hong Kong Pegasus FC, Sham Shui Po SA, Dreams Metro Gallery FC, Shenyang Zhongze F.C., and Hong Kong national football team. Fong was born on April 14th, 1993 in Hong Kong.


Fong Po Kuan is a politician. She was most active from 1999 to present. Fong was born on September 15th, 1973 in Perak.


Judy was given the name Fong Mun Sin on December 22nd, 1949 in Kaiping, Guangdong, China.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fong

Evan was born on May 31st, 1992 in Toronto. Evan is also known as VanossGaming and Vanoss.


Angela was born on February 3rd, 1985 in Vancouver. Angela is also known as Miss Angela; Savannah.


Khalil Fong is a mandopop, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. He has been prominent since 2005. Khalil was born on July 14th, 1983 in Hawaii.


Alex Fong is an actor. Alex was born on March 17th, 1963 in Macau. Alex is also known as Richard Gereof Hong Kong.


Larry Fong is a cinematographer. Larry was born in Los Angeles, California, US.


Hiram Fong was a senator. He was most active from 1959 to 1977. His military service ended in 1945. Hiram was given the name Yau Leong Fong on October 15th, 1906 in Honolulu. He passed away on August 18th, 2004.


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Popularity of Fong as a last name

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Common last names for Fong

  • Lee
  • Wong
  • Chin
  • Yee
  • Chan
  • Shee
  • Chang
  • Lew
  • Hong
  • Fong

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fong U.S.
  White 4.99% 64.26%
  African American 1.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 81.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fong

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fong

  • How Popular is the name Fong? Fong is the 21,489th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fong was the 2,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 306 babies born with the first name Fong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fong 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 Fong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fong is Monday, June 17th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Fong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fong was in 1989 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Fong Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fong is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Fong: Your name in reverse order is Gnof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ognf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,889 people with the last name Fong.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fong? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Fong as their last name.

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