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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

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.