First Name
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 Ng

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from Singapore says the name Ng means "It's a surname, meaning yellow." and is of Chinese origin.
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  1. One billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram

From the Hakka and Cantonese transliteration of the Chinese surnames 吳/吴 () and 伍 (), and from the Min Nan transliteration of the Chinese surnames 黃/黄 (huáng) and 阮 (ruǎn).

  1. A surname​.

Ng was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Ng

Ng was born in China.


Ng Man Tat is an actor. He was most active from 1976 to 1976.


Ng Chee Meng is a Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Minister for Education (Schools), Chief of Defence Force, Ministry of Education (Singapore), and Chief of Defence Force (Singapore). His military service ended in 2015. Ng was born on August 8th, 1968.


Ng Eng Hen is a Leader of the House and Parliament of Singapore. Ng was born on December 10th, 1958 in Singapore.


His military service ended in 2009.


Ng Chin Han is an actor. They were most prominent from 1988 to present. Ng was born on November 27th, 1969 in Singapore.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ng

Sandra Ng is an actor. Her ongoing career started in 1983.


Andrew Ng is a in the field of artificial intelligence. Andrew was given the name Andrew Yan-Tak Ng on April 18th, 1976 in United Kingdom.


Charles Ng is a criminal.


Elaine Ng is an artist. Elaine was born on September 23rd, 1972.


Philip Ng is an actor and stage combat. He was most active from 2003 to present. Philip was born on September 16th, 1977 in Hong Kong.


George Young is an actor, presenter, and writer. He has been prominent since 2004. George was given the name George Ng on February 29th, 1980 in London. George is also known as Ng and George.


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International Interest for Ng

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ng as a last name

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Common last names for Ng

  • Lee
  • Wong
  • Fong
  • Hong
  • Louie
  • Wah
  • Hing
  • Ho

Common first names for Ng

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ng U.S.
  White 1.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ng

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ng

  • How Popular is the name Ng? Ng is the 83,549th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ng was the 1,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ng have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Ng in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ng? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ng first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ng is Sunday, October 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ng born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ng was in 1885 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ng: Your name in reverse order is Gn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ng? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,210 people with the last name Ng.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ng? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Ng as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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