A Chinese Mandarin surname the Wang family name translated means monarch, ruler, prince, or king. In the German and Dutch language the terms â€˜wangâ€™ and â€˜waengeâ€™ means cheek, as in the side of a meadow.
Spelling variations for Wang include Wong, Vang and Huang.
The Wang surname is the most common name in the world. In the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China there is nearly 93 million individuals with the Wang name. The name is popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand.
In England the Wang families mostly live in the city of London, Kent, Somerset and Northumberland. In Wales a number of Wang families live in Merionethshire and Glamorgan.
In Scotland Wang families live primarily in Lanarkshire.
The states of California, Hawaii, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin within the United States have many Wang families.
Famous: Vera Wang (clothing designer), Paul Wang (movie film producer), Wang Liqin (champion table tennis player), Wang Shiyan (Chinese artist), Wang Yuja (U. S. classical pianist), Wang Zhizhi (professional basketball player), Michael Wang (singer from Malaysia), Wang Bit Na (Korean actress and model), Wang Xiaobo (novelist from China) and Faye Wang (singer, songwriter and actress in Hong Kong).