Meaning and Origin of: Young
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Newly begun; fresh
Last name origin & meaning:
- English, Scottish, and northern Irish : distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.
- Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch (De) Jong(h) and Jong, and French Lejeune and LaJeunesse.
- assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon.
- Chinese : see Yang.