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Origin and popularity of the name LENG


Leng : 1: English: nickname either from Middle English leng(e) ‘ling’ for someone who dealt in or was thought to resemble this fish. Compare Pike Tench Dace and other fish names.2: English: variant of Laing.3: German: variant of Lang.4: Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 冷 meaning 'cold' in Chinese: (i) mispronounced form of the two Chinese surnames 泠 and 伶 (Ling) which are said to be traceable back to Ling Lun (伶倫) a musician during the reign of the legendary Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). (ii) said to be from Leng Shui (冷水) the name of a fief granted to descendants of Kang Shu the 9th son of the virtuous King Wen of Zhou (1152–1056 BC).5: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 凌 see Ling 4.6: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 甯 (or 寧) see Ning.7: Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 龍 see Long 5.8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 梁 see Liang 1.9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 林 see Lin 1.10: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 練 see Lian 3.11: Cambodian: written ឡេង of Chinese origin from 梁 see Liang 1 and compare 8 above.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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