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Yang

Last Name
106k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yang

User Submitted Origins

Chinese
93%
Korean
7%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Guyana says the name Yang is of Chinese origin and means "God of Heaven, Ocean , Light and the Sun".
  2. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Yang is of Chinese origin and means "The sun, light, fire, heat. Also associated with anger and passion".
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Yang is of Chinese origin and means "Ocean".
  4. A user from Germany says the name Yang is of Chinese origin and means "Another Chinese characters Yang means ocean".
  5. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Yang means "Light, Sunshine," and is of Chinese origin.
  6. A submission from Canada says the name Yang means "The Sun" and is of Chinese origin.
  7. A user from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Yang is of Chinese origin and means "Sunny".
  8. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Yang means "Cottonwood tree" and is of Chinese origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Yang
The cry of the wild goose; a honk.

Etymology: Of imitative origin

verb Yang
To make the cry of the wild goose.
noun yang
one of the two fundamental principles. See yin and yang.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology ("yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence")
Wiktionary

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  1. (Chinese philosophy) Alternative letter-case form of yang when used as a proper noun.

From various atonal romanizations of various Chinese characters, including (“Willow”) and (“a river name”).

  1. A Chinese surname​ of various origins.
  2. A Korean surname​ of various origins.

    Yang was also found in the following language(s): German and Tagalog

    Notable Persons Named Yang

    Notable Persons Named Yang

    YANG Yang

    YANG Yang is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. YANG was born on September 9th, 1991 in Shanghai.

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    Shin Min-a

    Shin Min-a is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Shin was given the name Yang Min-a on April 5th, 1984 in Seongnam.

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    Yang Mi

    Yang Mi is a mandopop actor. She has been prominent since 1991. Yang is also known as Mimi Yang.

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    Yang Kyoungjong

    His military service ended in 1939.

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    Yang Hyun-suk

    Yang Hyun-suk is a pop music and hip hop music music executive and dance. He was most active from 1990 to present. Yang was born Yang Hyun-suk on December 2nd, 1969. Yang is also known as YG.

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    Kim Ji-soo

    Kim Ji-soo is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Kim was given the name Yang Sung-yoon on October 24th, 1972 in Jeongseon County. Kim is also known as Kim Ji-su and Kim Ji-su (alternate spelling); 김지수 (hangul).

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Yang

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Yang

    YANG Yang

    YANG Yang is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. YANG was born on September 9th, 1991 in Shanghai.

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    Cristina Yang

    Cristina Yang is a director of cardiothoracic surgery at klausman institute for medical research, cardiothoracic surgical fellow at grey sloan memorial hospital, board member at grey sloan memorial hospital, and cardiothoracic surgery.

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    Hudson Yang

    Hudson Yang is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2014. Hudson was born on November 1st, 2003 in New York, New York USA.

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    Jimmy O. Yang

    Jimmy was born in Hong Kong. Jimmy is also known as Jimmy Ouyang.

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    Jiang Yang

    Jiang was born on July 17th, 1911 in 20.

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    Rainie Yang

    Rainie Yang is a mandopop singer, actress, host, and television presenter. She plays Electric Piano and Piano. She has had major accomplishments since 2000.

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    • Jerry Yang
      Founding Partner
    • Sun Yang
    • Imperial Consort Yang
      Royalty
    • Chen-Ning Franklin Yang
      Scientist
    • Jiechi Yang
      State Councilor of the People's Republic of China
    • Liu Yang
    • Aska Yang
      Singing
    • Wang Yang
      Li Keqiang Government
    • Dai-Kang Yang
      Athlete
    • Henry T. Yang
      Engineer
    • Davíd Yang
      Chairman
    • Amy Yang
    • Xuefei Yang
      List of Classical Guitarists
    • Cheryl Yang
      Actor

    Common last names for Yang

    • Lee
    • Kim
    • Park
    • Yi
    • Hsu

    Common first names for Yang

    • C
    • Mai
    • Chong
    • Youa
    • Y
    • Chia
    • Mee
    • P
    • M
    • K
    • Tong
    • N
    • J
    • Vang

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Yang U.S.
      White 1.03% 64.26%
      African American 0.20% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.81% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.02% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.45% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Yang

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Yang

  1. What name lists does Yang rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Yang? Yang is the 21,284th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yang was the 290th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Yang have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 332 babies born with the first name Yang in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yang to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Yang? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  5. When was Yang first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yang is Wednesday, July 7th, 1880.
  6. What year had the most people named Yang born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yang was in 1990 with a total of 21 babies.
  7. Random Yang Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yang is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1983.
  8. Weird things about the name Yang: The name spelled backwards is Gnay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yagn. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Yang? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 106,033 people with the last name Yang.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yang? Yang was ranked as the 290th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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