Other Origin(s):Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Swedish
Used commonly as a surname in Great Britain, Young is a boy’s name that was typically reserved to distinguish a younger brother or son. While it’s widely believed to have come from the Middle English yunge or younge, it may have been an anglicization of similar-sounding names in other languages. For example, the German Jung, the Dutch Jong, the Swedish Ljung, or even the French Lejeune. In some cases, it may even be a romanization of Chinese Yang. However you choose to look at it, there is a lengthy list of namesakes that your little one can look up to while following their passions. So why not start them young and give them that drive and determination early on?
Famous People Named Young
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Cy YoungBaseball Player
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