Vang 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 Vang mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Vang

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from California, U.S. agree the name Vang means "Gold" and is of Vietnamese origin.
  2. According to a user from Colorado, U.S., the name Vang means "descending from a tribe".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Vang means "To have hope for or to rely on".
  4. A user from Iowa, U.S. says the name Vang means "Quick".
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Vang is of African origin and means "Wisdom".
  6. A user from California, U.S. says the name Vang is of Vietnamese origin and means "Golden".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vang
A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.

Etymology: D. vangen to catch, seize. See Fang


From White Hmong Vaj or White Hmong Vaaj.

  1. A Hmong surname​ of Chinese origin.

Vang was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Vang

Notable Persons Named Vang

Vang Pao

Vang Pao is a military person. His military service ended in 1940.

Vang Sue

Vang Sue is a military person. His military service ended in 1972.

Vang Kieng


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vang

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vang

Bee Vang

Bee Vang is an actor, activist, and student. His career lasted from 2008 to 2008. Bee was born on November 4th, 1991 in Fresno, California, United States.

Chai Vang

Chai Vang is a murderer. Chai was born on September 24th, 1968 in Laos.

Pobzeb Vang

Pobzeb was born in 1957. He passed away in 2005.

Bora Vang

Bora was born on April 9th, 1987 in China.

Ka Vang

Ka Vang is a writer. She has been prominent since 1975. Ka was born Ka Vang on January 1st, 1975 in Long Tieng.

Cherzong Vang

Cherzong was born on April 13th, 1943 in Xiangkhouang Province. He died on November 10th, 2012.

  • Vidar Vang

Common last names for Vang

  • Nguyen
  • Yang
  • Xiong
  • Thao
  • Her
  • Lee

Common first names for Vang

  • Mai
  • C
  • M
  • Chong
  • Chia
  • S
  • Youa
  • Mao
  • Mee
  • Ka
  • K
  • Nhia

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vang U.S.
  White 1.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vang

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vang

  • What name lists does Vang rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Vang? Vang is the 21,155th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vang was the 726th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Vang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vang 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 Vang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Vang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vang is Sunday, December 9th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Vang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vang was in 1990 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Vang Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vang is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Vang: The name spelled backwards is Gnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ngav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,036 people with the last name Vang.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vang? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Vang as their last name.
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