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Gender: Male Meaning of Ming: "shining bright" Origin of Ming: Chinese

The name Ming is a boy's name meaning "shining bright". Ming and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

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.

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Famous People Named Ming

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
Ming Lee Simmons, daughter of American model Kimora Lee Simmons
Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born American Actress
Ming Chen, star of AMC's Comic Book Men

Pop Culture References for the name Ming

Ming Huang, character in MTV's "Awkward"
Ming Zhang, character in Netflix's "American Vandal"