Meaning and Origin of: Lang
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First name origins & meanings:
- Scandinavian : Tall one
- Old English : Long
- German : A tall man
- English : Long hill
- English : Long-suffering
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.
- Hungarian : from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.
- Chinese : from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.
- Vietnamese (Lãng) : unexplained.