Thong name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thong mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thong

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  1. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Thong is of Vietnamese origin and means "To be intelligent".
  2. A submission from Belgium says the name Thong means "Wisdom" and is of Vietnamese origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thong
A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything.

Etymology: OE. thong þwong thwang, AS. þwang; akin to Icel. þvengr a thong, latchet. √57. Cf. Twinge

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
  2. Minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband
  3. Leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
  4. A thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together
  5. Underpants resembling a G-string; worn by women especially under very tight pants ("she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal")

From Middle English thong, thwong, thwang, from Old English þwong, þwang, þweng, þwæng (“thong, band, strap, cord, strip of leather; phylactery”), from Proto-Germanic *þwangiz, *þwanguz (“coercion, constraint, band, clamp, strap”), from Proto-Indo-European *twenk- (“to squeeze, press, pressure”). Cognate with Scots thwang, thwayng, thang (“thong”), Middle Low German dwenge (“clamp, jaws, steel-trap”), German Zwinge (“vise, clamp”), Norwegian dialectal tveng (“shoestrap, shoelace”), Icelandic þvengur (“strap, thong, latchet”).

  1. A strip of leather.
  2. (usually in the plural, Australia, US) An item of footwear, usually of rubber, secured by two straps which join to pass between the big toe and its neighbour.
  3. (Britain, US, New Zealand) An undergarment or swimwear consisting of very narrow strips designed to cover just the genitals and nothing more.
    No! I won't buy you a . You're too young for that.
  4. The largest section of a bullwhip constructed of many straps of braided leather.

Notable Persons Named Thong

Notable Persons Named Thong

Thong Lan

He holds the title King of Ayutthaya and KingofAyutthaya. His career lasted from 750 to 750.

Thong Khon

Thong Khon is a Minister of Tourism, Governor of Phnom Penh, and Ministry of Tourism (Cambodia). Thong was born on November 23rd, 1951.

Thong Bien

He left this life in 1134.

Thong Inpanya

Thong Sithilath


Notable Persons With the Last Name Thong

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thong

Joseph Vũ Duy Thống

They were most active from 2009 to present. Joseph was born on July 2nd, 1952 in Thái Bình. Joseph is also known as Thông Vi Vu.

Lê Chiêu Thống

He holds the title Emperor of Vietnam. His most notable accomplishments were from 1786 to 1789. Lê was born in 1765 in Vietnam. He breathed his last breath in 1793.

Jek Yeun Thong

Jek Yeun Thong is a politician. Jek was born in 1930.

Seng Han Thong

Seng was born on April 22nd, 1950.

Huỳnh Sanh Thông

He was most prominent from 1960 to 1999. Huỳnh was born on July 15th, 1926 in Hóc Môn District. He passed away on November 17th, 2008.

Shaun Thong

Shaun Thong is an athlete for the Audi. Shaun was born on November 1st, 1995 in Hong Kong.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thong U.S.
  White 1.23% 64.26%
  African American 2.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thong

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

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Fun Facts about the name Thong

  • How Popular is the name Thong? Thong is the 22,245th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thong was the 19,581st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thong have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305 babies born with the first name Thong in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thong 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 Thong? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Thong first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thong is Monday, July 12th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Thong born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thong was in 1993 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Thong Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thong is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Thong: The name spelled backwards is Gnoht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hogtn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thong? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,378 people with the last name Thong.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thong? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Thong as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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