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

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Origin and Meaning of Ying

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  • A user from China says the name Ying is of Unknown origin and means "Stone like jade".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Ying means "Reflection" and is of Chinese origin.

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Notable Persons Named Ying

Michael was given the name Ying Lee Yuen .



He breathed his last breath on October 22nd, 1928.


He left this life in -172.


Ying Lianzhi was a journalist and educator. Ying was born in 1867 in Wanping Fortress. He breathed his last breath in 1926.


Ying was born in 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ying

Na Ying is a mandopop singing. She was most active from 1988 to present. Na is also known as Natasha Na.


Eileen Chang was a literary fiction writer. She was most prominent from 1932 to 1995. Eileen was given the name Zhang Ying on September 30th, 1920 in Shanghai, China. She breathed her last breath on September 8th, 1995.


Lam Ching Ying is an actor. He was most active from 1970 to 1996.


Liu Ying is royalty. He was most active from -195 to -188.


Cherrie Ying is an actor. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Cherrie is also known as Ying Choi-yi.


Michael was given the name Ying Lee Yuen .


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Popularity of Ying as a last name

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Common last names for Ying

  • Lee
  • Wong
  • Chan
  • Chin
  • Yang
  • Chen
  • Ng
  • Chang
  • Wang
  • Vang
  • Lau
  • Lin

Common first names for Ying

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ying U.S.
  White 3.05% 64.26%
  African American 1.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ying

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ying

  • How Popular is the name Ying? Ying is the 18,583rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ying was the 15,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ying have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 400 babies born with the first name Ying in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ying 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 Ying? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Ying first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ying is Tuesday, February 23rd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ying born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ying was in 1992 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Ying Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ying is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Ying: Your name in reverse order is Gniy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ygni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ying? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,964 people with the last name Ying.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ying? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ying as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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