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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Shang

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  • A submission from Michigan, United States says the name Shang means "Princess; beauty; bride" and is of Kurdish origin.
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  1. The imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC

Notable Persons Named Shang

Shang was born on March 18th, 1996 in Zhangjiajie.


Shang was born on August 25th, 1604. He breathed his last breath on November 12th, 1676.


Shang Ping is a basketball player for the Tianjin Ronggang, Beijing Ducks, Panathinaikos, Shanxi Brave Dragons, and Qingdao DoubleStar. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Shang was born on December 23rd, 1984 in Harbin. Shang is also known as Ping and Eric.


Shang was born on November 10th, 1932. He breathed his last breath on February 12th, 2007.



He left this life in 118.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shang

Captain/General is also known as Captain Shang, General Shang, Pretty Boy", and mushu.


Lü Shang is royalty. He holds the title Duke of Qi. He was most active from 11 to 11.


Tang of Shang is royalty. He holds the title King of Shang dynasty and King ofShang dynasty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1675 to present.


Laure Shang is a mandopop, dance music, french pop music, pop music, folk music, and electronica musician. She has been prominent since 2006. Laure was born on December 22nd, 1982 in Shanghai.



Xiaoyun was born in 1900. He breathed his last breath on April 19th, 1976.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shang as a last name

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Common last names for Shang

  • Chen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shang U.S.
  White 5.10% 64.26%
  African American 1.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shang

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

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Fun Facts about the name Shang

  • How Popular is the name Shang? Shang is the 58,276th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shang was the 23,532nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Shang in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shang is Sunday, August 30th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Shang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shang was in 1973 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shang: Your name in reverse order is Gnahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gnhsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,079 people with the last name Shang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shang? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shang as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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