Meaning and Origin of: Young

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Newly begun; fresh

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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, De Jongh and Jong, and French Lejeune and LaJeunesse.
  • assimilated form of FrenchDion or Guyon.
  • Chinese : see Yang.

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