Origin: Hokkien, Ah Beng is the hokkien pronunciation of the chinese name 阿明.
Ah Beng is used stereotypically to describe a young hooligan/gangster that is intimidating, materialistic and not so good in his studies.
The Chinese word “明” is commonly used as the 3rd word for a Chinese name. In its dialect form, it is spelled and pronounced as “beng”
These four names are used simply because they are common Chinese names in Singapore.
“You see that Ah Beng sitting in the Fast-Food Restaurant, his dressing very loud sia and his tattoo super cool.”