First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wonga mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Wonga

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  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Wonga means "Hello I am reaching out to you because I have spoken to someone regarding doing a free seo trial for https://www.names.org/n/wonga/about. It would be great if you could revert to me on https://www.sweatyquid.com/fizzylollypop I look forward to working with you. Regards https://www.sweatyquid.com/fizzylollypop" and is of Serbian origin.
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Wonga is of African origin and means "Honorable one".
Other origins: Xhosa and Native American

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International Interest

Borrowing from Romani wangar (“coal”), from Sanskrit अङ्गार (áṅgāra, “charcoal, coal”), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hangāra-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ongʷl-. The English term coal was itself used as a slang term for money in England in the 18th and 19th century.

  1. (slang, Britain, chiefly London, New Zealand) Money.
    A whole wodge of wonga.

Notable Persons Named Wonga

Phil Harris was an actor, comedian, musician, and singer. His career lasted from 1933 to 1991. Phil was given the name Wonga Phillip Harris on June 24th, 1904 in Linton, Indiana, U.S. He died on August 11th, 1995.


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Fun Facts about the name Wonga

  • When was the first name Wonga first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wonga is Friday, June 24th, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Wonga? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wonga. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wonga: Your name in reverse order is Agnow. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wgaon. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Wonga born Mar 3, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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