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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yong

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  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Yong means "Poplar" and is of Chinese origin.
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Yong is of Korean origin and means "It means Dragon".
Other origins: African

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yong was also found in the following language(s): Mandarin and Middle English

Notable Persons Named Yong

Yong Jun-hyung is a contemporary r&b, k-pop, and hip hop music singer-songwriter, record producer, dance, rapping, and actor. He plays Piano. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Yong was given the name Yong Jae-soon on December 19th, 1989 in Seoul. Yong is also known as Joker and Poppin' Dragon.


Elizabeth Choy was an educator and councillor. Elizabeth was given the name Yong Su-Moi on November 29th, 1910 in Kudat, British North Borneo. Elizabeth is also known as Dayak Woman of Singapore", Gunner Choy", and Yong Su-Moi. She passed away on September 14th, 2006.


Yong was born on November 18th, 1974 in Henan. He passed away on December 26th, 2003.


Yong Pung How is a Chief Justice of Singapore, Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and Judge of theSupreme Court of Singapore. He was most prominent from 1990 to 2006. Yong was born on April 11th, 1926 in Kuala Lumpur.


Yong was born in 1289. He died in 1360.


Yong was born in 1719. He died in 1804.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yong

Ana Gabriel is a latin pop, mexican pop music, ranchera, and rock en español singing, songwriter, and record producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to 1977. Ana was given the name María Guadalupe Araujo Yong on December 10th, 1955.


Ed Yong is a science journalist, blogger, science journalism, and blog.


Eric Xu Yong is a chairman of yifang group holdings limited, xu-chen family foundation, xu family charitable foundation limited, yifang foundation, and yifang (beijing) foundation. Eric was born in 1964 in Beijing, China.


Lee Yong is a soccer player for the Sangju Sangmu FC, Chung-Ang University, Ulsan Hyundai FC, and South Korea national football team. Lee was born on December 24th, 1986 in Ulsan.


Jang Yong is an actor. He has been prominent since 1971. Jang was born on April 8th, 1945 in South Korea.


Gan was born on February 9th, 1959 in Singapore.


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Popularity of Yong as a last name

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Common last names for Yong

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Park
  • Pak
  • Cho
  • Choi
  • Yi
  • Han
  • Chung
  • Kwon
  • Yang
  • Song
  • Hong
  • Lim
  • Yun

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yong U.S.
  White 6.44% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yong

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yong

  • How Popular is the name Yong? Yong is the 17,805th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yong was the 10,316th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 429 babies born with the first name Yong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yong 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 Yong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yong is Monday, December 4th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Yong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yong was in 1993 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Yong Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yong is not a popular baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Yong: Your name in reverse order is Gnoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onyg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,123 people with the last name Yong.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yong? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Yong as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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