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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kung

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  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Kung is of Chinese origin and means "Dragon)".

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Notable Persons Named Kung

Kung Fu Vampire is a hip hop music, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap, and horrorcore hip hop production and rapping. He was most active from 2001 to present.


Kung Te-cheng was royalty. He holds the title Sacrificial Official to Confucius. Kung was born as the child of Duke Yansheng on February 23rd, 1920 in Qufu. He died on October 28th, 2008.


Kung was born on January 20th, 1951. Kung is also known as Kung Fu. He passed away on January 3rd, 2001.


Kung is a comics character.



Kung Chanvuthy is an athlete for the Phnom Penh Crown FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kung


Ong Ye Kung is a Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Minister for Education (Higher Education, Skills), and Ministry of Education (Singapore). Ong was born on November 15th, 1969 in Singapore.


H. H. Kung was a Premier of the Republic of China and List of premiers of China. H. was born on September 11th, 1881 in Taigu, Shanxi, Qing China. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 1967.


Grace was born in 1987.


Katy Kung is an actor and presenter. She was most active from 2006 to 2006. Katy was born on December 5th, 1989 in Hong Kong.


Ignatius Pin-Mei Kung was a cardinal. He was most prominent from 1950 to 2000. Ignatius was born on August 2nd, 1901. He breathed his last breath on March 12th, 2000.


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Popularity of Kung as a last name

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Common last names for Kung

  • Chin
  • Lee
  • Lau

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kung U.S.
  White 5.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kung

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kung

  • How Popular is the name Kung? As a last name Kung was the 10,348th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kung is Sunday, October 14th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Kung? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kung. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kung: Your name in reverse order is Gnuk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kung. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,113 people with the last name Kung.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kung as their last name.

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