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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sung

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  • A user from South Korea says the name Sung is of Korean origin and means "Success".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Sung
(imp. & p. p.) of Sing.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
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sung was also found in the following language(s): Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Sung

Sung Hoon is an actor. He was most active from 2011 to present. Sung was given the name Bang Sung-hoon on February 14th, 1983 in South Korea.

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Sung Kang is an actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Sung was born on April 8th, 1972 in , U.S.

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Sung Joon is an actor, model (people), and model. He has been prominent since 2011. Sung was given the name Bang Sung-joon on July 10th, 1990 in South Korea. Sung is also known as Sung Jun.

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Sung Dong-il is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1987. Sung was born on April 27th, 1964 in Incheon.

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Sung Yu-ri is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1998 to 1998. Sung was born on March 3rd, 1981 in Tübingen.

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Sung Si-kyung is a ballad singing, radio personality, and presenter. He was most active from 2000 to present. Sung was born on April 17th, 1979. Sung is also known as 성시경 and 성시경 (成始璄/成詩京).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sung

He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Ji was given the name Kwak Tae-geun on February 27th, 1977 in Seoul.

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Vivian Sung is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2012.

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Ryan Bang is a television presenter, celebrity, actor, singing, comedian, host, television personality, and singer. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Ryan was given the name Bang Hyun Sung on June 16th, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea.

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Elizabeth Sung is an actress. Elizabeth was born on October 14th, 1954 in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

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Rev. John Sung was an evangelism and evangelist. Rev. was born on September 27th, 1901. He died on August 18th, 1944.

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Joseph Sung is a Vice-chancellor/President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Head of Shaw College, Vice-chancellor/President of theChinese University of Hong Kong, and Head ofShaw College. Joseph was born in 1959. Joseph is also known as Sung and Joseph Jao Yiu.

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How popular is the baby name Sung in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 8 0 8
1950 7 7 0
1954 6 0 6
1956 5 5 0
1959 6 0 6
1962 7 0 7
1963 6 0 6
1964 13 5 8
1967 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1969 7 0 7
1970 11 5 6
1971 16 9 7
1972 6 0 6
1973 11 0 11
1974 7 0 7
1975 7 0 7
1976 15 0 15
1977 13 0 13
1978 7 0 7
1979 11 0 11
1980 9 0 9
1981 20 5 15
1982 19 8 11
1983 16 0 16
1984 22 0 22
1985 14 7 7
1986 14 0 14
1987 15 0 15
1988 11 0 11
1989 24 5 19
1990 17 0 17
1991 19 0 19
1992 17 0 17
1993 18 7 11
1994 12 0 12
1995 14 0 14
1996 15 0 15
1997 6 0 6
1998 9 0 9
1999 10 0 10
2001 7 0 7
2003 7 0 7
2004 5 0 5
2006 5 0 5
2011 6 6 0

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Popularity of Sung as a last name

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Common last names for Sung

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Park
  • Hong
  • Cho
  • Choi
  • Kang
  • Chang
  • Lim
  • Shin
  • Oh
  • Ahn
  • Pak
  • Yi
  • Chung

Common first names for Sung

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sung U.S.
  White 2.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sung

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sung

  • How Popular is the name Sung? Sung is the 16,046th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sung was the 4,801st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 513 babies born with the first name Sung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sung 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 Sung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sung is Thursday, October 12th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Sung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sung was in 1984 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Sung Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sung is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Sung: Your name in reverse order is Gnus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Unsg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,360 people with the last name Sung.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Sung 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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