What does the baby name Hong mean? Learn about what Hong means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Hong - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Hong
H-O-N-G, is a 4-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Hong
Meaning of Hong
Large, wild swan, great.
Origin of Hong
The name 'Hong' has its origins in various cultures and languages. In Chinese, 'Hong' (洪) is a common surname that originated from the ancient state of Qi during the Zhou Dynasty. It is derived from the word 'hong' (洪), which means 'flood' or 'vast'. In Korean, 'Hong' (홍) is also a surname that originated from Chinese characters, with a similar meaning of 'flood' or 'vast'.
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Popularity of Hong
The popularity of the name 'Hong' varies depending on the cultural context. In China, where it is predominantly used as a surname, 'Hong' is one of the most common surnames and ranks among the top 100 surnames in terms of population. As a given name, 'Hong' is less common but still used.

In Korea, 'Hong' is also a relatively common surname, but as a given name, it is less popular compared to other names. However, it still holds significance for those who bear it.
Hong currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Issa is slightly more popular than Hong.

Etymology of Hong

The Chinese character '洪' (hong) used in the name 'Hong' carries the meaning of 'flood' or 'vast'. It symbolizes abundance, strength, and power. In the Korean language, the character '홍' (hong) has a similar meaning and connotation.

Cultural Significance of Hong

In Chinese culture, the surname 'Hong' holds historical significance as it originated from the state of Qi, which was known for its military prowess and influence during the Zhou Dynasty. The name 'Hong' is often associated with strength, resilience, and abundance.

In Korean culture, the surname 'Hong' is also regarded with respect and carries a sense of pride. It is associated with characteristics such as determination, loyalty, and a strong sense of identity.