Deng (surname)

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RomanizationTeng ( Wade-Giles
Cantonese: Dahng (Yale), Dang6 (Jyutping)
Minnan/Taiwanese: Tēng ( Pe̍h-ōe-jī)
Vietnamese: Đặng
Korean: Deung
Word/NameNanyang, Henan

Deng is an East Asian surname of Chinese origin. It is a transcription of (simplified Chinese character) or (traditional). It is transliterated as Dèng in pinyin and Teng, or Then, in Wade-Giles. In Cantonese, it is Dahng in Yale and Dang6 in Jyutping. In Minnan or Taiwanese, it is Tēng in Pe̍h-ōe-jī. The surname originating from the same Chinese character in Vietnamese is Đặng and it is one of the top ten surnames in Vietnam. The name is transliterated as Deung in Korean but is very rare in Korea. Deng is one of the surnames of the Nanyang, Henan ancestral hall (南陽堂).

In addition to spelling "Deng" used in mainland China, other common Chinese spelling variations include:

Notable persons with the surname[edit]

Sudanese name[edit]

Deng is also a common first or last name used among the tribes of South Sudan, shared by the Dinkas, Nuers and Shilluks. It has various meanings; for instance, it means "Rain" in Dinka. The Dinkas also believe that the most powerful god, ruler of all gods, is Deng[citation needed].


Given name[edit]

  • Deng Adel (born 1996), South Sudan-born Australian basketball player

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