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Meaning and Origin

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From Middle High German sun, from Old High German sunu, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús. Compare Middle Low German sone, from Old Saxon sunu. Compare modern Low German Söhn, Dutch zoon, English son, Danish søn, Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌿𐍃 (sunus).

  1. son

Notable Persons Named Sohn

SOHN is an electronic music, ambient music, and alternative r&b musician. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. SOHN is also known as Taylor and Christopher.


Sohn Kee-chung was an athlete. Sohn was born on August 29th, 1914. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 2002.


Sohn Suk-hee is a television/radio personality, former announcer, and professor. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Sohn was born on June 20th, 1956 in Seoul.


Sohn Hak-kyu is a Member of the National Assembly, Governor of Gyeonggi Province, Member of theNational Assembly, Governor ofGyeonggi Province, Minister of Health, Welfare, Ministry of Health, and Welfare (South Korea). Sohn was born in Siheung.


Sohn Kyung-han is a lawyer and defence attorney. Sohn was born on March 22nd, 1951 in Busan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sohn

Sonja Sohn is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sonja was given the name Sonja Williams on May 9th, 1964 in Newport News, Virginia, U.S.


SOHN is an electronic music, ambient music, and alternative r&b musician. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. SOHN is also known as Taylor and Christopher.


Peter Sohn is an animator, film director, storyboard artist, and voice actor. Peter was born Peter Sohn in 1977 in The Bronx.


Amara Walker is a journalist. Amara was given the name Amara Sohn on November 30th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Amara is also known as Sohn and Amara.


Sung was born in 1944 in Seoul.


Karl was born on December 10th, 1805. He passed away on November 25th, 1867.


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Popularity of Sohn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sohn U.S.
  White 46.75% 64.26%
  African American 2.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 47.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sohn

People with the last name Sohn are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sohn

  • How Popular is the name Sohn? Sohn is the 65,380th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sohn was the 6,985th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sohn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Sohn in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sohn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sohn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sohn is Sunday, January 31st, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Sohn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sohn was in 1972 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sohn: Your name in reverse order is Nhos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sohn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sohn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,796 people with the last name Sohn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sohn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Sohn as their last name.

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