Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name
(Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger
of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a
younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found
with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le
- Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding
surname in some other language, notably German Jung and
Junk, Dutch (De) Jong(h) and Jong, and French
Lejeune and LaJeunesse.
- assimilated form of French
Dion or Guyon.
- Chinese: see Yang.
Famous people with this last name:
This name appears in the following lists:
Black History/Civil Rights Leaders,
Rock Kings and Queens,
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