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

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Origin and Meaning of Kong

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  1. A town in north eastern Côte d'Ivoire.
  2. A fictional gigantic gorilla from the story King Kong

Kong was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Kong

Kong Hee is a pastor. Kong was born on August 23rd, 1964.


Kong was born on October 18th, 1975 in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.


Kong Qingdong is a professor of chinese studies, professor, and professorofchinese studies. Kong was born on September 22nd, 1964 in Harbin. Kong is also known as Kong theMonk".


Kong Le is a military person. His military service ended in 1966.


Kong Lin is an actress, producer, singer, and actor. Kong was born on January 5th, 1969. Kong is also known as 琳琳 (pīnyīn : Lín Lín).


Kong Cho Ha is a Malaysian Minister of Transport, Malaysian Minister of Housing, Local Government, MCASecretary-General, Malaysian Chinese Association, and Secretary (title). He was most active from 2010 to 2013. Kong was born on September 15th, 1950 in Perak, Federation of Malaya.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kong

King Kong is a fictional character.


Aja Kong is a wrestler. Aja was born on September 25th, 1970.


Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1955.


Elena Kong is an actor, radio personality, and presenter. She was most prominent from 1990 to 1990. Elena was born on September 20th, 1971 in Hong Kong.


Leslie Kong was a ska, rocksteady, and reggae musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1971. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1971.


Lau Kong is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1976. Lau was born in 1943 in Hong Kong.


How popular is the baby name Kong in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 9 0 9
1980 16 0 16
1981 41 0 41
1982 32 0 32
1983 37 0 37
1984 31 0 31
1985 33 0 33
1986 28 0 28
1987 28 0 28
1988 53 0 53
1989 51 0 51
1990 52 0 52
1991 65 0 65
1992 57 0 57
1993 74 0 74
1994 55 0 55
1995 39 0 39
1996 33 0 33
1997 46 0 46
1998 32 0 32
1999 21 0 21
2000 28 0 28
2001 18 0 18
2002 14 0 14
2003 7 0 7
2004 7 0 7
2005 8 0 8
2007 7 0 7
2008 7 0 7
2012 6 0 6

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Popularity of Kong as a last name

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Common last names for Kong

  • Lee
  • Chin
  • Kim
  • Young
  • Yee

Common first names for Kong

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kong U.S.
  White 4.46% 64.26%
  African American 2.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 87.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kong

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kong

  • How Popular is the name Kong? Kong is the 11,012th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kong was the 2,551st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 935 babies born with the first name Kong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kong to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Kong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kong is Saturday, March 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Kong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kong was in 1993 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Kong Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kong is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Kong: Your name in reverse order is Gnok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gokn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,165 people with the last name Kong.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kong? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Kong 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).
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