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Origin and Meaning of Hoon

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  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Hoon is of Dutch origin and means "Deceitful".
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Origin uncertain; used initially as a general term of abuse. It first appeared in print in Capricornia (1938) by Australian writer Xavier Herbert (1901–1984); in a 1941 letter Herbert stated he had heard the term in his youth.

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) A worthless person; a hooligan or lout. [From 1930s.]
  2. (Australia, slang, dated) A pimp. [From 1950s.]
  3. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A person who drives excessively quickly, loudly or irresponsibly; a street drag racer often driving heavily customized cars. [From 1980s.]

Origin unknown; perhaps imitative.

Borrowing from Min Nan (hun) (Mandarin (fēn)).

  1. (historical) A unit of weight (about 0.378125 of a gram, or 0.0133 of an ounce) used to measure opium in British-controlled parts of Asia; a candareen.

Borrowing from Hindi हून (hūn, “pagoda, a gold coin of Southern India”), from Sanskrit हून (hūna, “a kind of gold coin from a particular kingdom”).

  1. (India, historical) A pagoda, a type of gold coin.

    hoon was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Kaluli

    Notable Persons Named Hoon

    Hoon Lee is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Hoon was given the name Tong Hoon Lee in 1973 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.


    Hoon was born in 1947.


    Hoon was born on April 29th, 1969.


    Hoon Balakram was a in the field of mathematics. Hoon was born in 1876 in Jalandhar. He left this life in 1929.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hoon

    Rain is a singer-songwriter, dance, record producer, actor, and dancer. Rain was given the name Jung Ji Hoon on June 25th, 1982 in Seosan.


    Sung Hoon is an actor. He was most active from 2011 to present. Sung was given the name Bang Sung-hoon on February 14th, 1983 in South Korea.


    R. Shannon Hoon was an alternative rock, grunge, neo-psychedelia, folk rock, psychedelic rock, and stoner rock musician. He plays Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, kazoo, tambourine, bongos, conga, and Bongo drum. His career lasted from 1985 to 1995. R. was given the name Richard Shannon Hoon on September 26th, 1967 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. He passed away on October 21st, 1995.


    Kang Sung Hoon is a pop music and k-pop singing. Their ongoing career started in 1997. Kang was born on February 22nd, 1980.


    Swings is a korean hip hop and hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Swings was given the name Moon Ji Hoon on October 14th, 1986. Swings is also known as Moon Swings and Jonathan Moon.


    Jr. Kirby Grant was an actor: sky king, musician, and sky king. He was most active from 1934 to 1959. Jr. was given the name Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr. on November 24th, 1911 in Montana, U.S. He died on October 30th, 1985.


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    Popularity of Hoon as a last name

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    Common last names for Hoon

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hoon U.S.
      White 84.58% 64.26%
      African American 2.04% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.25% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hoon

    People with the last name Hoon are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Hoon

    • How Popular is the name Hoon? As a last name Hoon was the 25,295th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Hoon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hoon is Wednesday, June 12th, 1878.
    • How unique is the name Hoon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hoon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Hoon: Your name in reverse order is Nooh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nhoo. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hoon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 979 people with the last name Hoon.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hoon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hoon as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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