Meaning and Origin of: Dang

Family name origins & meanings

  • Vietnamese ({D-}{aud}ng) : unexplained.
  • Chinese : The surname Dang comes from a branch of the ruling family of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) that spread to the state of Jin and the state of Lu. The character now also means ‘political party’.
  • German : from an old personal name Tanco, a cognate of modern German denken ‘to think’, Gedanke ‘thoughts’.