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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Australian, Chinese

Meaning: Fragrant, Garland of Gold

Pronunciation: Tawng, tɔŋ, T AO NG

Popularity Rank: #8,141

On this page:

  • 1. Tong Meaning
  • 2. Tong Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Tong
  • 4. Translations of Tong
  • 5. Tong Name Popularity
  • 6. Tong popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Tong
  • 8. Tong Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Tong

Tong Meaning

Originating from Chinese, Tong means 'to pass through' or 'to connect'. It symbolizes unity, harmony, and connectedness.

Tong also means "Fragrant, Garland of Gold, Unity and connectedness".

Tong is commonly found in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and 62 more countries.

Tong Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: Tawng

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): tɔŋ

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: T AO NG

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

AO: Pronounce as in "thought" (TH AO T)

NG: Pronounce as in "sing" (S IH NG)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Tong

Tong Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Tong is recorded 6,568 times globally, ranking it as the 8,141th most common name worldwide.

Tong is most prevalent in Hong Kong, with 1,934 occurrences, making it the 226th most popular name in the country.

In Hong Kong, the name Tong is found among 1 in every 219 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Tong Popularity by Country

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Hong Kong#2261 : 219
Malaysia#7481 : 1,121
Singapore#5421 : 781
Macao#891 : 290
United States of America#6,4851 : 5,039
China#3561 : 573
United Kingdom#4,3871 : 3,492
France#7,7871 : 9,314
Sudan#5,9481 : 11,107
Canada#3,8581 : 3,464
Italy#10,9131 : 12,448
Saudi Arabia#29,7201 : 45,908
Taiwan#1,4701 : 4,769
Germany#7,9271 : 9,650
Spain#13,2661 : 22,404
Netherlands#11,8591 : 15,176
South Africa#34,9721 : 106,586
Philippines#4,1301 : 11,561

List of countries the name Tong is rarely found

Tong popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Tong from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Tong

  • Tong Bing Yu is a Actor from Malaysia.
  • Tong Cheong is a Photographer from China.
  • Tong Daning is a Politician from Taiwan.
  • Tong Daochi is a Politician from China.
  • Tong Dawei is a Actor from China.
  • Tong Dizhou is a Biologist from China.
  • Tong Enzheng is a Anthropologist from China.
  • Tong Fei is a Gymnast from China.
  • Tong Fuk Cheong is a Football from Taiwan.
  • Tong Guan is a Militar from China.
  • Tong Hua (writer)
    Tong Hua (writer) is a Writer from China.
  • Tong Hui is a Diver from China.
  • Tong Jiahua is a Player from China.
  • Tong Jian is a Skater from China.
  • Tong Jinquan is a Business from China.
  • Tong Jixu is a Politician from China.
  • Tong Ka-po
    Tong Ka-po is a Player from Hong Kong.
  • Tong Kee is a Immigrant from China.
  • Tong Kin Man is a Football from Hong Kong.
  • Tong King King is a Fencer from Hong Kong.
  • Tong King-sing
    Tong King-sing is a Entrepreneur from China.
  • Tong Kit Siong is a Karate from Brunei.
  • Tong Lei is a Football from China.
  • Tong Ling is a Player from China.
  • Tong Linge is a Commander from China.
  • Tong Liya is a Actor from China.
  • Tong Ma is a Ski from China.
  • Tong Mingqian is a Politician from China.
  • Tong Shiping is a Admiral from China.
  • Tong Siv Eng is a Politician from Cambodia.
  • Tong Soeng Heuan is a Politician from Cambodia.
  • Tong Suet-fong
    Tong Suet-fong is a Basket from Taiwan.
  • Tong Tekong is a Historian from China.
  • Tong Tsz Wing is a Player from China.
  • Tong Weisong is a Sport from China.
  • Tong Wen is a Judo from China.
  • Tong Xin is a Sport from China.
  • Tong Yabghu Qaghan is a Sport.
  • Tong Yao is a Actor from China.
  • Tong Yuanming is a Chess from China.
  • Tong Zenghuan is a Sprint from China.
  • Tong Zhe is a Educator from China.
  • Tong Zhipeng is a Engineer from China.
  • Tong shi is a Painter from China.
  • Tonga Esira is a Football from Papua New Guinea.
  • Tonga Leaʻaetoa
    Tonga Leaʻaetoa is a Player from New Zealand.
  • Tonga Mahuta is a Son from New Zealand.
  • Tonga Tuʻiʻafitu
    Tonga Tuʻiʻafitu is a Politician from Tonga.
  • Tongai Moyo is a Music from Zimbabwe.
  • Tongam Rina is a Journalist from India.
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