First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old
English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’,
‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).
- Irish (Ulster
(Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Longáin (see Langan).
from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during
the reign of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc). his
descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a
branch of the Liu clan (see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei, who
supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name
Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor
Kong Jia (1879–1849 bc). Some descendants later simplified
Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.
- Chinese: there are two sources for this name. One was
a place in the state of Lu in Shandong province during the Spring and
Autumn period (722–481 bc). The other source is the Xiongnu
nationality, a non-Han Chinese people.
variant of Lang.
- Cambodian: unexplained.
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