What does Golding mean?
Golding /gold-ing/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Golding is "little golden one". Author of "Lord of the Flies", William Golding.
How popular is Golding?
Golding is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#6221 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Golding and affiliated names. Golden is the only prominent related form of Golding (outside Top 1000). This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.277%) and is now much less popular, with Golden becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)