First Name
<100
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
110k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Wang

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Virginia, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Wisconsin, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from California, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Wang?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wang mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Wang

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Wang means "Royalty" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Wang means "High royal status" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Wang means "King/royalty" and is of Chinese origin.
  • According to a user from United States, the name Wang is of Chinese origin and means "King".
  • A submission from Canada says the name Wang means "King" and is of Chinese origin.

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Wang to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wang
Senses
  1. The jaw, jawbone, or cheek bone.(Obs. or Prov. Eng)"So work aye the wangs in his head." [Chaucer.]
  2. A slap; a blow.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: OE. wange, AS. wange wonge, cheek, jaw; akin to D. wang, OS. & OHG. wanga, G. wange

noun Wang
See Whang.
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​ derived from a common Chinese surname.
  2. A surname​ of Korean origin.
  3. A surname​ of Danish origin. Variation of Vang.

Notable Persons Named Wang

Jun Ji-hyun is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Jun was given the name Wang Ji-hyun on October 30th, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea. Jun is also known as Gianna Jun.

Popularity:

Wang was born on October 24th, 1954.

Popularity:

Yuja Wang is a classical music pianist. She plays Piano. Yuja was given the name Wang Yuja on February 10th, 1987 in Beijing, China.

Popularity:

He holds the title Beside the Plum Blossoms". His ongoing career started in 1995. Wang was born on May 17th, 1976 in Rochester, New York.

Popularity:

Fei is a singing, dance, actor, singer, dancer, and actress. Fei was given the name Wáng Fēifēi on April 27th, 1987 in Guangzhou. Fei is also known as Fei.

Popularity:

Wang Feng is a chinese rock musician. He plays Bass guitar. He has been prominent since 1997. Wang was born on June 29th, 1971 in Beijing.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wang

Chloe Bennet is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Chloe was given the name Chloe Wang on April 18th, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Chloe is also known as (Chinese;).

Popularity:

Jackson Wang is a k-pop and korean hip hop singing, rapping, dance, master of ceremonies, and fencing. He was most active from 2014 to 2014. Jackson is also known as Wang Ka Yee.

Popularity:

Vera Wang is a fashion designer. Vera was born on June 27th, 1949 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Popularity:

Yuja Wang is a classical music pianist. She plays Piano. Yuja was given the name Wang Yuja on February 10th, 1987 in Beijing, China.

Popularity:

Alexander was born on December 26th, 1983 in San Francisco.

Popularity:

He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Garrett was given the name Garrett Richard Wang on December 15th, 1968 in Riverside, California, U.S. Garrett is also known as Wang Yi-chung (王以瞻).

Popularity:

Where is the name Wang popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Wang as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Wang as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, New York, or Illinois.

Common last names for Wang

  • Yang
  • Lee
  • Vang

Common first names for Wang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wang U.S.
  White 2.59% 64.26%
  African American 0.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wang

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wang

  • How Popular is the name Wang? Wang is the 42,017th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wang was the 282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70 babies born with the first name Wang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wang 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 Wang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wang is Thursday, January 28th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Wang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wang was in 1984 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Random Wang Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wang is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Wang: Your name in reverse order is Gnaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ganw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 109,883 people with the last name Wang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wang? Wang was ranked as the 282nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

What Wangs Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Wang

Name poster for Wang(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.