Ming () 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 () and moon (), representing light, and therefore enlightenment. It may also mean:


  • 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
  • Ngoc Minh, a Vietnamese poet
  • William Robert Ming, American civil rights lawyer
  • Ming, Aaron Albano an American Writer/Producer/DJ/Remixer
  • The Scottish name Menzies is correctly pronounced /ˈmɪŋɪs/ 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):
    • Robert Menzies (nicknamed "Ming"), an Australian Prime Minister (using the pronunciation "Men-zeez" for his surname)
    • British politician Menzies Campbell (using the pronunciation "MING-iss") is often called "Ming"
  • 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 character who first appeared in the Flash Gordon comic strip in 1934.

Chinese Emperors

Other uses

  • 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, a tiger who lived in a New York apartment
  • Ming (clam) is an individual clam, claimed to be the oldest living animal ever discovered
  • Minger/minging is British slang for a very unattractive person, generally female, or a distasteful situation or occurrence
  • Immingham, a town in North East Lincolnshire often known as "Ming" or "Ming-Ming"
  • Ming: Beanie Babie Panda

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