Sheng name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sheng

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From Chinese 笙 (pinyin: shēng); character consists of upper part ("bamboo") and lower part ("born")

  1. A Chinese wind instrument, a free-reed mouth organ consisting of 13 or more bamboo pipes of various lengths, which are fixed at their bases in a wind chest made from a dried gourd (or, more recently, wood or chrome-plated brass).

sheng was also found in the following language(s): French and Mandarin

Notable Persons Named Sheng

Notable Persons Named Sheng

Sheng Shicai

Sheng Shicai is a Governor of Xinjiang and Governor ofXinjiang. Sheng was born in Kaiyuan, Liaoning.

Sheng Yen

Sheng Yen was a religious. He holds the title Chan master and Zen master. Sheng was born on December 4th, 1930 in Shanghai. He died on February 3rd, 2009.

Sheng Lei

Sheng was born on March 7th, 1984.

Sheng Wang

Sheng Wang is an observational comedy comedian. Sheng was born Sheng Wang on January 8th, 1980 in Taipei.

Sheng Xuanhuai

Sheng Xuanhuai was a President of Beiyang University, President of Nanyang Public School, and President ofNanyang Public School. Sheng was born on November 4th, 1844. He breathed his last breath on April 27th, 1916.

Sheng Guangzu

Sheng Guangzu is a Minister of Railways of the People's Republic of China and Minister of Railwaysof the People's Republic of China. Sheng was born in 1949 in Nanjing.

  • Sheng Ji
  • Sheng Zhimin
    Film Director

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheng

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheng

Alexander Fu Sheng

Alexander Fu Sheng is an actor. He was most active from 1972 to 1983.

Kang Sheng

Kang Sheng was a Vice Chairman of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the Communist Party of China. Kang was born in Zhucheng. He breathed his last breath on December 16th, 1975.

Chiang Sheng

Chiang was born on April 27th, 1951 in Taiwan. Chiang is also known as Cutie Pie. He passed away on August 18th, 1991.

Andrew Sheng

Andrew was born in 1946.

Ding Sheng

Ding Sheng is a film director and screenwriter. Ding was born in Qingdao.

Chang Tung Sheng

Chang was born in 1908. He passed away in 1986.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sheng U.S.
  White 2.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sheng

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sheng

  • How Popular is the name Sheng? Sheng is the 19,578th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sheng was the 16,273rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sheng have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 386 babies born with the first name Sheng in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheng 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 Sheng? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sheng first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheng is Monday, June 23rd, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Sheng born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheng was in 1989 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Sheng Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sheng is not a popular baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Sheng: The name spelled backwards is Gnehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Neghs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sheng? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,772 people with the last name Sheng.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sheng? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sheng as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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