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Ying

Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Ying

User Submitted Origins

Chinese
75%
Nigerian
8%
American
8%
English
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Nigeria says the name Ying is of Nigerian origin and means "Woman power".
  2. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Ying is of American origin and means "be both good and bad".
  3. A user from Singapore says the name Ying means "The life".
  4. A user from Singapore says the name Ying means "Lady".
  5. A user from China says the name Ying means "Stone like jade".
  6. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Ying means "Reflection" and is of Chinese origin.
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Notable Persons Named Ying

Notable Persons Named Ying

Michael Ying

Michael was given the name Ying Lee Yuen .

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Ying Huang

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Ying Leung

He breathed his last breath on October 22nd, 1928.

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Ying Xiahou

He left this life in -172.

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Ying Lianzhi

Ying Lianzhi was a journalist and educator. Ying was born in 1867 in Wanping Fortress. He breathed his last breath in 1926.

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Ying Yang

Ying was born in 1977.

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  • Ying Lan
  • Ying Liang
    Film Director
  • Ying Ding

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ying

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ying

Na Ying

Na Ying is a mandopop singing. She was most active from 1988 to present. Na is also known as Natasha Na.

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Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang was a literary fiction writer. She was most prominent from 1932 to 1995. Eileen was given the name Zhang Ying on September 30th, 1920 in Shanghai, China. She breathed her last breath on September 8th, 1995.

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Lam Ching Ying

Lam Ching Ying is an actor. He was most active from 1970 to 1996.

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Liu Ying

Liu Ying is royalty. He was most active from -195 to -188.

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Cherrie Ying

Cherrie Ying is an actor. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Cherrie is also known as Ying Choi-yi.

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Michael Ying

Michael was given the name Ying Lee Yuen .

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Common last names for Ying

  • Lee
  • Wong
  • Chan
  • Chin
  • Yang
  • Chen
  • Ng
  • Chang
  • Wang
  • Vang
  • Chu
  • Lin

Common first names for Ying

  • Wong
  • Chin
  • Chan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ying U.S.
  White 3.05% 64.26%
  African American 1.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ying

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ying

  • How Popular is the name Ying? Ying is the 19,171st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ying was the 15,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ying have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 400 babies born with the first name Ying in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ying 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 Ying? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Ying first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ying is Tuesday, February 23rd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ying born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ying was in 1992 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Ying Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ying is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Ying: The name spelled backwards is Gniy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nigy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ying? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,964 people with the last name Ying.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ying? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ying as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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