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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phung

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Phung is of Vietnamese origin and means "Phoenix legend".

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Sino-Vietnamese word from 馮, from Middle Chinese (bjuwng)

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Phung

Phùng Quang Thanh is a Member of the Politburo, Chief of the General Staff, 10th Minister of Defence, Member of thePolitburo, and Chief of theGeneral Staff. Phùng was born on February 2nd, 1949 in Mê Linh, Hanoi, Vietnam.


Phùng was born in 761. He breathed his last breath in 802.


Phung was born in 1901. He passed away in 1941.


Phùng Văn Nhiên is a soccer player for the Hải Phòng F.C., Nam Định F.C., Hoàng Anh Gia Lai F.C., and Vietnam national football team. Phùng was born on November 23rd, 1982 in Nam Định.


Phùng Công Minh is a soccer player for the Becamex Bình Dương F.C. and Vietnam national football team. Phùng was born on September 27th, 1985 in Vietnam.


Phung Trong Luan is an athlete for the Thai Son Nam Futsal Club.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Phung

Phan was born in 1847 in Đông Thái. Phan is also known as Phan Đình Phùng. He breathed his last breath in 1896.


Lam Phương is a popular music of vietnam musician. Lam was given the name Lâm Đình Phùng on March 20th, 1937 in Rạch Giá.


Quan was born in 1932. He died in 1995.


Văn Phụng was a jazz musician. Văn was born in 1930 in Hanoi. They left this life in 1999.


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Popularity of Phung as a last name

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Common last names for Phung

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Phan
  • Huynh
  • Ngo
  • Trinh
  • Lam
  • Ly

Common first names for Phung

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Phung U.S.
  White 1.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Phung

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

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Fun Facts about the name Phung

  • How Popular is the name Phung? Phung is the 28,343rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Phung was the 4,915th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Phung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 179 babies born with the first name Phung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phung 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 Phung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Phung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phung is Sunday, September 26th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Phung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phung was in 1986 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Phung Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phung is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Phung: Your name in reverse order is Gnuhp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ghpnu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Phung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,155 people with the last name Phung.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Phung as their last name.

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