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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wong
A field.

Etymology: AS. wang wong

Wiktionary

From Old English wang/wong, from Germanic. Cognate with Danish vang.

  1. (obsolete, except in placenames) A field or other piece of land.

From the pen name Stanford Wong

    wong was also found in the following language(s): Javanese and Old English

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    Wong Kar-wai is an artist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present.

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    Wong Jack Man is a martial artist. Wong was born in Hong Kong.

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    They were most active from 2003 to present. Wong was given the name Wesley Chan ( .

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    Anna May Wong was an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1919. Anna was given the name Wong Liu Tsong on January 3rd, 1905 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on February 3rd, 1961.

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    Wong Fei-hung was a martial artist. Wong was born on July 9th, 1847 in Foshan Town, Nanhai County, Guangzhou Prefecture, Guangdong Province, Qing Empire. He passed away on July 9th, 1847.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wong

    Tyrus Wong is an artist in the fields of film, mural, and painting. Tyrus was born on October 25th, 1910 in Taishan.

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    Benedict Wong is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Benedict was born in 1971 in Eccles, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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    Ali Wong is an actress, comedian, and writer. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Ali was born on April 19th, 1982 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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    B. D. Wong is an actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to 1983. B. was given the name Bradley Darryl Wong on October 24th, 1960 in San Francisco, California, United States. B. is also known as Bradd D. Wong, Bradd Wong, and BD Wong.

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    Faye Wong is a c-pop, c-rock, dream pop, buddhist music, j-pop, cantopop, and chinese rock musician. She holds the title I'm Willing, Emotional Life, and Leave Nothing. She was most prominent from 1989 to 2005. Faye is also known as Shirley Wong and Wong4 Zing6 Man4 (Cantonese).

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    Popularity of Wong as a last name

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    Common last names for Wong

    • Lee
    • Yee
    • Fong
    • Wing
    • Hong
    • Young
    • Sing
    • Chung
    • Wong
    • Gee
    • Jung

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wong U.S.
      White 3.48% 64.26%
      African American 0.79% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.49% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.04% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.20% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wong

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Wong

    • How Popular is the name Wong? Wong is the 27,754th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wong was the 274th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Wong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 187 babies born with the first name Wong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wong 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 Wong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Wong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wong is Thursday, January 6th, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Wong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wong was in 1888 with a total of 12 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Wong: Your name in reverse order is Gnow. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gown. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Wong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111,371 people with the last name Wong.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wong? Wong was ranked as the 274th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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)
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