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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vang

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Vang means "Gold" and is of Vietnamese origin.
  • A user from California, United States says the name Vang is of Vietnamese origin and means "Golden".
  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Vang means "Gold" and is of Vietnamese origin.
Other origins: Danish

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vang
A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.

Etymology: D. vangen to catch, seize. See Fang

  1. A municipality in Oppland, Norway

Notable Persons Named Vang

Vang Pao is a military person. His military service ended in 1940.


Vang Sue is a military person. His military service ended in 1972.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Vang

Bee Vang is an actor, activist, and student. His career lasted from 2008 to 2008. Bee was born on November 4th, 1991 in Fresno, California, United States.


Chai Vang is a murderer. Chai was born on September 24th, 1968 in Laos.


Pobzeb was born in 1957. He passed away in 2005.


Bora was born on April 9th, 1987 in China.


Ka Vang is a writer. She has been prominent since 1975. Ka was born Ka Vang on January 1st, 1975 in Long Tieng.


Cherzong was born on April 13th, 1943 in Xiangkhouang Province. He died on November 10th, 2012.


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Popularity of Vang as a last name

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Common last names for Vang

  • Nguyen
  • Yang
  • Xiong
  • Thao
  • Her
  • Lee

Common first names for Vang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vang U.S.
  White 1.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vang

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vang

  • How Popular is the name Vang? Vang is the 20,525th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vang was the 726th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Vang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vang 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 Vang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Vang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vang is Sunday, December 9th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Vang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vang was in 1990 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Vang Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vang is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Vang: Your name in reverse order is Gnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avng. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,036 people with the last name Vang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vang? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Vang as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.