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What does Golding mean?

Golding Pronunciation of Golding [gold-ing] 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.

Associated with: old english, little, golden.


Golding has 2 variants: Golden and Goldman.

Creative forms:
(male) Goding, Goldin, ..

(female) Goldna, Goldne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Golding Marlin (G.M.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Golden is the only prominent related form of Golding (outside Top 2000). This relation of Golding was at the apex of its popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.01%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Golden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Golding and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Coldin, Delling, Erling, Feilding (see Fielding), Fielding, Galin, Galvin, Glin, Glinn, Gobind, Godden, Godding, Godin, Godwin, Godwinn, Goldewin (see Goldwin), Goldwin, Goldwinn (see Goldwin), Goldwyn, Goldwynn (see Goldwin), Goodwin, Goodwinn, Gordan, Gorden, Gordie, Gordon, Gorin, Goring, Gorrin, Govind, Harding, Loring, Lorring, Reading, Redding, Reeding (see Reading), Reiding and Spalding. These names tend to be more commonly used than Golding.

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