The name Ming is a boy's name meaning "shining bright". Ming and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".
From the experts:
A common Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean unisex name, and the name of a culturally rich Chinese Dynastic period. Yao Ming is the seven and a half foot Shanghai-born basketball star. Trivia tidbit: His parents were the tallest couple in China at the time of his birth.