Yong Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jong. Chinese : from the name of the state of Yong, which was granted to the thirteenth son of the virtuous duke Wen Wang (1231–1135 bc). The son also received the title Earl of Yong, and his descendants adopted Yong as their surname. Korean: there are two characters and two clans associated with the Yong surname; one is too rare to be treated here. The other claims its origins in prehistoric tribal Korea. In this early period, tribes would assume the names of animals. It is said that the Yong surname (which means ‘dragon’) came into being when the tiger tribe wished to avoid being named after a man-eating beast. The first recorded ancestor was an official in the court of the Koryo king Won-jong (1260–73).

List of People with Surname Yong

According to our database, there are a total of 776 people with the surname Yong. Among these people surnamed Yong, there are about 299 unique names, with an average of 2 people who have the same name. Lee Yong, Li Yong and Lin Yong are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Yong, with 21, 15 and 9 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Yong, with a total of 272 people, and there are a total of 167 unique names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yong, with a total of 128 people and an average of 89 unique names.