Ming (明) is a common personal name among Chinese people, Vietnamese people, and Korean people. In pinyin, it is written Míng, in romanized Vietnamese, it is written as Minh, and in Korean it is pronounced Myeong. Directly translated as "enlightenment", the Chinese character is a conjunction of the words sun (日) and moon (月), representing light, and therefore enlightenment. Ming may also refer to:
- Ming Tsai, a celebrity chef
- Ming-Na (born 1963), an American actress
- Yan Pei Ming (born 1960), a Chinese born painter
- Yao Ming, professional NBA player from China
- Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader
- William Robert Ming, American civil rights lawyer
- The Scottish name Menzies is correctly pronounced // MING-iss, and a shortened form is "Ming" (because the letter typed 'z' is actually the letter yogh, which is still used in the 27-letter Scottish alphabet; but typewriters throughout the UK only use 26):
- Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, the Irish TD, cannabis and pro-turf cutting legalisation campaigner, who takes his name from his resemblance to the fictional Ming the Merciless
- Norman Walsh, nickname for the Rhodesian and Zimbabwean air marshal
- Ming the Merciless, is a fictional comic book character and archenemy of Flash Gordon.
- Ming Dynasty, the ruling dynasty in China from 1368 to 1644
- Emperor Ming of Han (28-75)
- Emperor Ming of Wei (205-239), see Cao Rui
- Emperor Ming of Zhao (274 - 333), see Shi Le
- Emperor Ming of Jin (299 - 325)
- Emperor Ming of Liu Song (439 - 472)
- Emperor Ming of Southern Qi (452 - 498)
- Emperor Ming of Northern Zhou (534 - 560)
- Ming (typefaces), a common category of typefaces for printing Chinese characters
- Ming class submarine, a class of diesel-electric submarines built by China
- Motorola MING, a smartphone released by Motorola
- Ming library, a C library with dynamic language bindings for creating Adobe Flash (.swf) files
- Ming-Ming Duckling, a character from Wonder Pets
- Ming of Harlem, a tiger who lived in a New York apartment
- Ming (clam), an individual clam, claimed to be the oldest living animal ever discovered
- to smell strongly and unpleasantly, in Scots
- Minger/minging is British slang for a very unattractive person, generally female, or a distasteful situation or occurrence, deriving from the above
- Immingham, a town in North East Lincolnshire often known as "Ming" or "Ming-Ming"
- Menzies, a Scottish name often shortened to Ming
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