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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jung

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jung
Carl Gustav Jung, a noted Swiss psychiatrist and Psychologist(1875-1961).
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)

From German Jung

  1. Jung, a surname of German origin
  2. Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology.

Jung was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Jung

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.


Jung Il-woo is an actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Jung was born on September 9th, 1987 in Seoul.


Jung Joon-young is a rock music, soft rock, alternative rock, garage rock, hard rock, and post-punk revival musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, and Bass (voice type). His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Jung was born Jung Joon-young on February 21st, 1989 in Seoul.


Min Hyo-rin is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Min was given the name Jung Eun-ran on February 5th, 1986 in Daegu.


Jung Yong hwa is a singer-songwriter, rapping, actor, record producer, composer, rapper, and producer. Jung was given the name Jung Yong-hwa on June 22nd, 1989 in Yeoksam-dong.


Jung Eun-ji is a singing, actor, songwriter, voice acting, singer, actress, and song-writer. Jung was given the name Jung Hye-rim on August 18th, 1993 in Haeundae District.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jung

Carl Jung was a scientist in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, and analytical psychology. Carl was given the name Carl Gustav Jung on July 26th, 1875 in Kesswil. He left this life on June 6th, 1961.


George Jung is a criminal. George is also known as Boston George and El Americano.


Jessica is a singing, actor, businessperson, singer, actress, and businesswoman. Jessica was given the name Jessica Sooyoun Jung on April 18th, 1989 in San Francisco.


Krystal is a singing, actor, model (people), singer, actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Krystal was given the name Chrystal Soo Jung on October 24th, 1994 in San Francisco.


Chan was born on March 17th, 1987 in Pohang.


His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Sungha was born on September 2nd, 1996 in Cheongju, South Korea Korea. Sungha is also known as jwcfree (name of YouTube channel), @jungsungha, and blueseaJSH.


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Popularity of Jung as a last name

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Common last names for Jung

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Park
  • Choi
  • Cho
  • Kang
  • Chung
  • Oh
  • Shin
  • Han
  • Yi
  • Chang
  • Yang
  • Ahn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jung U.S.
  White 28.40% 64.26%
  African American 0.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jung

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jung

  • How Popular is the name Jung? Jung is the 21,490th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jung was the 1,486th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 306 babies born with the first name Jung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jung 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 Jung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jung is Tuesday, June 6th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Jung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jung was in 1982 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Jung Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jung is not a popular baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Jung: Your name in reverse order is Gnuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngju. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,026 people with the last name Jung.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Jung 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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