Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. MAN-gin
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Contributor Contrib.Nicholas on 11/21/2016
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone. It is also a Huguenot name, traced back to immigrants from Metz; also a possible form of Manning.