Meaning and Origin
What does the name Bing mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Australia says the name Bing is of Chinese origin and means "Ice".
- According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Bing is of Scottish origin and means "Amass".
Etymology: Cf. Icel. bingr, Sw. binge, G. beige beuge. Cf. Prov. E. bink bench, and bench coal the uppermost stratum of coal
From Middle English bing, binge, benge, from Old Norse bingr (“heap of corn; bed; bolster”), related to Swedish binge (“heap”), Danish bing (“bin; box; compartment”).
- (slang): Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
- (Britain) A heap or pile, such as a slag heap. Cognate with Scots bing.
Origin obscure. Compare Scots bin (“to move speedily with noise”).
Onomatopoeia of a bouncing sound.
bing was also found in the following language(s): Mandarin, Manx, and Scots