The name Ming is a boy's name meaning "shining bright". Ming and is often added to lists like Baby Names Inspired by Athletes and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Using a Celebrity Name".
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.