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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tung

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Russia, the name Tung is of Chinese origin and means "Pine tree".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Tung is of Vietnamese origin and means "Tree".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Tung means "Pine tree" and is of Vietnamese origin.
  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Tung is of Vietnamese origin and means "Name of a tree with big branches give shelter to the people around them".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Tung means "Lake From Lake Tungichi" and is of Japanese origin.
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  1. Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil

From Middle English tung, from Old English tung, tunge (“tongue, language”), from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ (“tongue”). Liken Dutch tong, German Zunge, Swedish tunga), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s

  1. Obsolete spelling of tongue

From Chinese 桐 (tóng).

  1. A tung tree.

    tung was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Danish, Middle English, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old High German, Scots, Swedish, and Vietnamese

    Notable Persons Named Tung

    Tung Chee-hwa is an Unofficial Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Unofficial Member of theExecutive Council of Hong Kong, and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Tung was born on July 7th, 1937 in Shanghai, Republic of China.


    Tung Chao-yun was a founder of orient overseas container line, orient overseas container line, and founder oforient overseas container line. Tung was born in 1912 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. He left this life on April 15th, 1982.


    Tung was born in 1942.


    Tung was born on May 26th, 1911. He passed away on June 18th, 2007.


    Tung Soo Hua is a news anchor, current affairs presenter, news presenter, and current affairs presenter (1997 – present). She has been prominent since 1997. Tung was born Tung Soo Hua in 22. Tung is also known as Dǒng Sùhúa.


    Tung was born on November 8th, 1898 in Hebei. Tung is also known as 董英杰 (Chinese). He passed away on November 8th, 1898.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tung

    Sơn Tùng M-TP is a singing, songwriter, actor, and singer. Sơn was given the name Nguyễn Thanh Tùng on July 5th, 1994 in Thái Bình.


    His most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1996. Bill was born on March 30th, 1933 in Hong Kong. He passed away on February 22nd, 2006.


    Ho-Pin Tung is a racing driver for the NEXTEV Team China Racing. Ho-Pin was born on December 4th, 1982 in Velp, Netherlands.


    T.H. Tung is a businessman. T.H. was born in 1960 in Ruisui, Hualien.


    His military service ended in 1950. Lê was born in 1923 in Hương Trà District. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 1963.


    Kuei-Sen was born in 1951. He died on April 3rd, 1991.


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    Popularity of Tung as a last name

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    Common last names for Tung

    • Nguyen
    • Lee
    • Wong
    • Chan
    • Chin
    • Tran
    • Chen
    • Lam
    • Tang
    • Leung
    • Li

    Common first names for Tung

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tung U.S.
      White 4.24% 64.26%
      African American 0.57% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.23% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.60% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.22% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tung

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Tung

    • How Popular is the name Tung? Tung is the 25,520th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tung was the 7,536th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Tung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221 babies born with the first name Tung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tung 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 Tung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Tung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tung is Wednesday, January 5th, 1887.
    • What year had the most people named Tung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tung was in 1981 with a total of 22 babies.
    • Random Tung Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tung is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1985.
    • Weird things about the name Tung: Your name in reverse order is Gnut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngut. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,411 people with the last name Tung.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tung? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Tung 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).
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