Meaning and Origin
What does the name Young mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A submission from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Young means "Child or kid. ungrounded" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
- A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Young means "Positive minded".
- A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Young means "Loved" and is of English origin.
- According to a user from South Carolina, U.S., the name Young means "Youth forever and beautiful".
- Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn."For he so young and tender was of age." [Chaucer.]"“Whom the gods love, die young,” has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever." [Mrs. H. H. Jackson.]
- Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree."While the fears of the people were young." [De Foe.]
- Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak."Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this." [Shak.]
Etymology: OE. yung yong ȝong ȝung, AS. geong; akin to OFries. iung iong, D. joing, OS., OHG., & G. jung, Icel. ungr, Sw. & Dan. ung, Goth. juggs, Lith. jaunas, Russ. iunuii, L. juvencus juvenis, Skr. juvaça juvan. √281. Cf. Junior Juniper Juvenile Younker Youth
- Any immature animal
- Young people collectively ("rock music appeals to the young")
- United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)
- United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
- English poet (1683-1765)
- United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
- British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
- United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
- United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
- (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity ("young corn")
- Not tried or tested by experience ("a young hand at plowing")
- Being in its early stage ("a young industry" and "the day is still young")
- (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth ("young people")
- Suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh ("he is young for his age")
- A British distinguishing surname for the younger of two people having the same given name.
- A town in the region of the South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia.
- A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.
- An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Gila County, Arizona.
- An unincorporated community in Brown Township, Morgan County, Indiana.
- An unincorporated community in Jackson County, West Virginia.
- A city in the Rio Negro Department, Uruguay.
Young was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and Tagalog