Meaning and Origin of: Ming

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : After a dynasty

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : of uncertain origin; possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Dominick.
  • Chinese : from the name of Meng Mingshi, a senior minister of the state of Qin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted the first character of his given name, which means ‘bright’, as their surname.

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