If you’d love to give your baby a Korean name, but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. We have thoroughly researched Korean female names and their meanings as well as the facts about each name. This checklist will save you time that could be better spent preparing for day care or getting a little extra sleep.
Let’s look at some beautiful, magical and unique Korean girl names that you might want to choose for your little bundle of joy.
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100 names and meanings of Korean girls
These Korean names for girls include popular, cool, and common options.
1. ae-cha (애차)
ae-cha can mean loving daughter.
There are variations of meaning: the hangul 애차 reads aecha, but it means favorite car. this may or may not be an appropriate choice of name, depending on how much you love cars.
2. ari (아리)
ari comes from the first part of the adjective arittapda or 아리땁다, which means pretty, charming, beautiful.
can also be written with hanja which reads a, such as 䢝, which means second, next, and 利, which reads ri and means benefit.
3. balam (바람)
The gender-neutral Korean name balam means wind.
is one of the native Korean words that have been adopted as names. it is also an archaic Georgian name meaning victory over resistance.
4. binna (빛나)
binna means to shine.
Korean curator Choi Binna is the director of the Casco Art Institute. Binna works for Commons, a non-profit organization based in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands.
the korean girl’s name bora means purple.
bora is also an Albanian girl’s name meaning snow, a Slovenian girl’s name meaning pine, and a Turkish boy’s name meaning storm or shower.
6. boram (보람)
boram means valuable or valuable.
giovanna boram yun echevarría is a uruguayan soccer player who plays for defender sporting and for the uruguayan national team. Echevarría’s mother is Uruguayan and her father is South Korean.
7. chae-won (채원)
chae can mean to gather, pluck, or color, while won often means source, origin, beginning.
chae-won was the seventh most popular name given to girls in south korea in 2013. since there are 18 hanja that can be read as chae and 45 that can be read as won, there is likely to be a wide range of meanings chosen for these little ones.
8. chae-yeong (채영)
chae-yeong means color combined with glory, honor, or jade.
As with other popular Korean girl names that use the reading element, yeong, chae-yeong can also be spelled chae-young.
9. da-eun (다은)
da-eun combines da, which means many or much more than, and eun, which means charity, kindness, mercy, or silver.
Daeun-san is a 2,434-foot, 742-meter mountain in South Korea. Located in Gyeongsangnam-do, a province in the southeast of the country, Daeun-san was previously known as Bulgwangsan.
10. dal-rae (달래)
dal-rae comes from the verb dalraeda, which means to calm or soothe.
dal-rae is an alternative transcription of dallae, which is also the name of the Korean wild chive. This indigenous plant has a flavor profile similar to that of mild onions and the appearance of chives with small bulbs. It can be eaten raw or cooked, and the whole chive is used.
11. prey-bi (담비)
dambi means sable, martin.
some sources on the internet say that dambi combines the hanja 潭, which reads dam, with the hangul 비, which reads bi and means rain. however, Korean names translate to hanja or hangul, and a two-syllable name would not have one of each. when dam-bi is written in hangul as 담비, 담 is read as dam and means wall, however, when written together, 담비 means martin.
12. dan-bi (단비)
dan-bi has the beautiful meaning of sweet rain, timely rain, or welcoming rain.
Kim Dan-bi, a professional basketball player, has played for the Incheon Shinhan Bank S-birds since the 2007-2008 season. Also a member of the national team, Kim was incredibly excited to win gold at the 2014 Asian Games held in her hometown of Incheon.
13. da-som (다솜)
da-som is the old Korean word for love.
da-som is a much older version of the modern Korean word sarang. its use as a name is a twist on the late 20th and early 21st century trend of using native Korean words as names instead of hanga of Chinese origin.
14. duri (두리)
duri means two.
we think it would be fun to name a set of twins hana and duri. hana means one, so the firstborn would be hana and the second duri. this puts a unique spin on the idea of naming your twins after thing one and thing two by dr. seuss.
15. eun (은)
eun can mean kindness, mercy, charity or silver, money.
Another gender-neutral Korean name, eun can be both a surname and a given name. sometimes used as a stand-alone noun, eun can be the first or second syllable of a two-syllable noun.
16. eun-jeong (은정)
eun-jeong means kindness or mercy combined with pretty, elegant.
A common female name in South Korea during the 1970s, Eun-jeong fell to sixth place among the top ten girls’ names in Korea during the 1980s.
17. eun-ji (은지)
eun-ji combines kindness, mercy, or charity with wisdom and intellect.
South Korean pole vaulter Lim Eun-ji began competing in 2007, and by 2008 she had broken the junior national record. After moving up to the adult class, Ella Lim broke the national record for both indoors and outdoors.
18. eun-ju (은주)
eun-ju means grace, silver, or adornment combined with pearl, pillar, or state.
In 2006, Chicago-based Korean American Eliza Yang, whose birth name is Eunju Yang, was chosen as a VJ to launch MTV Korea.
19. eun-jung (은정)
eun jung is an alternate transcription of eun-jeong.
When all spelling and hanja combinations of the name were combined, eun-jung was the third most popular name for Korean girls in the 1970s.
20. eun-kyung (은경)
eun-kyung means grace and honor.
eun-kyung can also be spelled eun-gyoung, un-gyong, eun-kyeong, un-kyong, and eun-kyong. meanwhile, with 30 hanja reading eun and 74 hanja reading kyung, there are 2,220 different combinations for the name.
21. eun-sook (은숙)
eun-sook combines kindness, mercy, or charity with good, purity, and virtue.
South Korean screenwriter Kim Eun-sook has written successful popular television series, many of which, like Secret Garden, have become popular internationally.
22. eun-young (은영)
eun-young means kindness, mercy, charity and flower, petal, brave.
Born Kim Eun-young, jazz musician Woonsan was the first Korean to perform at the historic Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
23. ga-ram (가람)
ga-ram translates to river.
ga-ram is an example of the growing trend to use native Korean words to name a child instead of bestowing a nickname that is traditionally considered a name. these given names are called goyueo ireum.
24. geumseong (금성)
geumseong, which means venus, translates to jīnxīng in Chinese.
“China’s oprah”, jin xing was born to korean parents living in china and was given a chinese name because of her location. A decorated army colonel, prima ballerina, and transgender icon, Jin Xing is an unlikely superstar in China (1).
25. geuroo (그루)
geu-roo means tree.
Korean American singer Nancy Jewel Mcdonie appeared on the Korean reality survival show, Finding Momoland. The show was aimed at finding members for a new girl group: Momoland. Mcdonie became a founding member of the group, and fans of hers were delighted when she said that she had chosen to call herself a Korean name geu-roo.
26. gyeong (경)
As a surname in South Korea, gyeong is usually written 慶, which means celebration, while in North Korea it is written 景, which means landscape.
either as a first or last name, you’ll also see gyeong spelled kyoung, gyeong, kyeong, or kyong.
27. gyeong-hui (경희)
gyeong-hui means respect, honor, beauty.
gyeonghui palace is one of the five great palaces built by the joseon dynasty. much was destroyed by fire or during the Japanese occupation, but the Korean government has restored about a third of the palace.
28. gyeong-ja (경자)
gyeong-ja means celebrate and child.
During the Japanese occupation of Korea, from 1910 to 1945, female names ending in ja were common. however, they are less popular today, seen by some Koreans as old-fashioned or a symbol of Japanese influence.
29. gyeong-suk (경숙)
gyeong-suk combines the capital city with goodness, purity, charm and virtue.
another way to transcribe gyeong-suk is kyung-suk. Writer Shin Kyung-suk was the first woman and the first Korean to win the prestigious Asian Men’s Literary Award.
30. gyeo-wool (겨울)
gyeo-wool means winter.
South Korea’s popular TV drama hospital playlist tells the stories of five doctors who have been friends since medical school and now work at Yulje Medical Center. one of the central figures of the program is dr. jang gyeo-wool, whose cold and aloof character and her unrequited love for a senior doctor in the hospital make fans unsure whether to love her or hate her.
31. ha-eun (하은)
ha-eun means great, great, summer and charity, mercy, kindness.
Korean table tennis player Yang Ha-eun won two medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics before becoming a member of the South Korean national team in 2012.
hana means one.
Famous for her role in the pitch perfect film series, Korean-American actress Hana Mae Lee is a successful comedienne.
haneul means heavenly, sky.
Although genderless, haneul is most often used for girls. This is common in Korea, where most one-word gender-neutral names have predominantly female usage.
34. hae-won (해원)
haewon is a Korean unisex name meaning the elegant and beautiful garden.
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haewon is quite a common name and is among the top 1000 male and female names in Korea.
35. ha-yun (하윤)
The most common meaning of ha-yun is summer combined with sky.
ha-yun, also spelled ha-yoon, was the second most popular name for girls born in Korea in 2019, with 1,029 South Koreans ha-yun that year.
36. hwan (완)
hwan means bright, shiny, lustrous.
The South Korean government has a list of hanja approved for use in name registration. Although it is one word and one syllable, there are 21 hangul for hwan and thus 21 meanings for this cute name.
37. hye-jin (혜진)
hye-jin is often formed with hanja 慧, which means clever or brilliant, and 珍, which means precious, rare.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Chang Hye-jin won the women’s singles and team events in recurve archery. chang was ranked number one in the world between 2017 and 2019.
When hyeon is used as a surname, it is written with hanja 玄, which means deep, dark, deep, or mysterious.
there are 42 hanja that say hyeon, hyun or hyoun.
39. hyun-joo (현주)
hyun-joo combines virtuous, capable or worthy with jewel, pearl.
Korean-American rapper and songwriter Ho Hyun-ju is better known by her stage name, Jessi. Born in New York, Jessi moved to South Korea and attended Korea Kent Foreign School.
40. hyun-jung (현정)
hyun combines virtuous, capable, or brilliant with courteous, virtuous, or chaste.
kim hyun-jung, stage name seola, is a member of the girl group cosmic girls. cosmic girls is divided into subunits named wonder, joy, sweet, and natural, thus the group is also known as wjsn.
41. iseul (이슬)
iseul means dew.
The simple and pretty name Iseul reflects the modern South Korean trend of monosyllabic names written in Hangul instead of traditional Hanja.
42. jae (제이)
jae means talent, skill or wealth.
Although it is sometimes used as a stand-alone noun, it is more common to use jae in combination with another character.
43. ja-young (자영)
This name means prosperity or eternal.
A reversed form of this name can also be used. Lee Young-ja, a South Korean comedian, has appeared in movies and TV shows.
44. jeong (정)
jeong means loyal, virtuous, chaste, calm, or gentle.
There are 84 hanja that read as jeong, which is a gender-neutral name, as well as a common Korean surname.
45. jeong-hui (정의)
jeong-hui means calm, still, gentle and beautiful, bright or glorious.
From 1455, Queen Jeonghui was the queen consort of Yi Yu, King Sejo. After the king’s death in 1468, she became queen dowager of Joseon and acted as regent for her grandson. Following her grandson’s accession to the throne, she became Joseon’s first Grand Queen Dowager.
46. jeong-suk (정숙)
for the name jeong-suk, jeong, which means loyal, chaste, correct, or proper, is combined with suk, which means good, charming, virtuous.
An alternate spelling for jeong-suk is jung-sook, and South Korean classical singer Kim Jung-sook is the first lady of South Korea.
47. hee (지)
ji has multiple meanings, including wisdom, intellect, branch, limb, perception, understanding, and ambition.
ji is rarely used as an independent Korean given name. it is also an honorific used in languages throughout the Indian subcontinent. in this context, it is used as a term of respect.
48. ji-eun (지은)
ji-eun combines the branch, wisdom and ambition with kindness and mercy.
A member of the popular South Korean girl group Secret, Song Ji-eun is better known by the mononym Jieun. the song recently launched a solo career and has been featured on television and web series.
49. hee-hu (지후)
ji-hu combines wisdom, ambition and branch with density.
A gender-neutral name in Korea, ji-hu is predominantly used for boys. we think it’s an incredibly cool and pretty Korean girl’s name.
50. hee-hye (지혜)
A popular meaning of ji-hye is bright or wisdom.
There are 61 hanja that say hee and 23 that say hye. this gives an impressive 1,403 possible combinations of hanja and associated meanings. can also be spelled jee-hae, jee-hye, jee-hay, ji-hae, and ji-hay.
51. ji-min (지민)
ji-min means ambition, purpose or intellect and quick, smart or jade.
kang ji-min is a professional golfer who beat annika sörenstam by two strokes to win the 2005 lpga corning classic.
52. hee-soo (지수)
ji is made by combining hanja meaning purpose, intellect, or ambition, and exuberant, beautiful.
blackpink singer kim ji-soo is better known by her mononym jisoo. With a large following on social media, Jisoo’s fashion and makeup choices often go viral.
53. hee-u (지우)
ji can mean sesame, ambition, or will, and u means rain, house, eve, or universe.
popular k-pop singer jiu debuted minx in 2014. in 2016 minx relaunched with two additional members and a new name dreamcatcher.
54. ji-won (지원)
There are 46 hanja that say won and 61 that say ji, making 2,806 possible meaning combinations for ji-won, including wisdom and first.
South Korean actress Kim Ji-won’s rising profile has landed her a leading role in the Netflix series Love City.
55. ji-yoon (지윤)
ji-yoon can be done with the ambition and governor hanja.
shin ji-yoon is a relatively new singer, writer, and songwriter for the South Korean girls’ weekly. Winner of the Korean Consumer Forum’s Female Rookie of the Year award, the weekly’s debut release racked up 10 million views in the first week, and its second release hit the same figure in four days.
56. ji-young (지영)
ji-young means wisdom, knowing, perceiving and flourishing, glory, prospering.
ji-young was the most popular name given to girls born in south korea in 1970. by 1980, this beautiful korean name for girls had dropped to third place and to tenth place by 1990.
57. jong (정)
jong is an alternate transcription of jeong.
In South Korea, jeong is the most common spelling of the name, and jong is rarely seen. however, in north korea, where the old mccune-reischauer system is used to transcribe names into the latin alphabet, jong is the officially recognized orthography.
58. joo-hyun (주현)
bae joo-hyun is better known by her professional name irene. Considered the leader of the Korean girl group red velvet, she also acts as one half of the duo red velvet-irene & seulgi.
59. joo-won (주원)
joo-won merges circumference with beautiful woman, origin or first.
South Korea’s prima ballerina Kim Joo-won has been dancing with the Korean National Ballet since 1998. Famous for her creativity and combination of dance styles, Kim was censored after appearing semi-nude in Vogue.
60. June (준)
The hanja, 俊, is often used for the Korean name Jun and means talented.
The gender-neutral Japanese name Jun is usually represented by kanji that reads, wet, pure, or simple. Meanwhile, when the Chinese name Jun is used for girls, it likely means ruler.
61. jung-eun (정은)
jung is an alternate transcription of jeong and eun meaning, among other things, kindness, mercy, and silver.
Lee Jung-eun has been an actress since 2000. Having appeared in and won awards for multiple TV shows and movies, she made international headlines for her portrayal of the housekeeper in the Oscar-winning film Parasite.
62. jung-hwa (정화)
virtue, straight or upright and flower, fireworks or floral patterns are some of the combinations of hanja that jung hwa can mean.
jung-hwa is a gender-neutral name and can also be transliterated as jong-hwa in North Korea.
63. jung-hyun (정현)
jung-hyun can mean wise or loving, among other things.
lena park is the stage name of korean-american singer park jung-hyun, who was born in los angeles. Ella and Ella attended UCLA before releasing Ella’s first single in Korea in 1998. Since she moved to Korea, Park has had great success in music, reality TV shows and as a DJ. Due to her powerful voice and her small stature, her nickname in the country is national fairy.
64. kkot-bi (꽃비)
kkot means flower and bi means rain.
Actress Kim Kkot-bi starred in many independent productions before her role in the 2009 film Breathless brought her into the international spotlight.
Among the many awards kim won for the film are the best actress award at the 2009 grand bell awards, sometimes referred to as the korean oscars, and the best new actress award at the international film festival of the palms of gran canaria of 2009.
65. ma-ri (마리)
ma-ri is an old Korean word that means best.
In addition to being one of the new wave of native Korean words used as names, ma-ri is a great choice for a family of mixed descent looking for a name that flows well for both Korean and English speakers.
66. mi-gyeong (미경)
mi-gyeong often means beautiful city or beautiful view.
When the characters 美京 are used for the Korean girls name mi-gyeong, they mean beautiful capital city. when those same characters are used in japan, they form the girls name miyako, which means beautiful girl of the night.
67. min (민)
min can mean fast or smart.
There are 27 hanja saying min and four additional variant forms, none of which is significantly more common than the other. min is rarely used as a stand-alone given name in Korea. but it is a common name element that appears in a variety of male and female Korean names, such as Mina, a member of the South Korean girl group twice.
68. min-jeong (민정)
min-jeong means jade-like stone and court, chaste, orderly.
Cheon Min-jeong is the birth name of Mina Cheon, a Korean American educator, academic, and artist. Cheon is sometimes exhibited as Kim Il Soon, a North Korean painter whom she adopts as part of her activism for peace and the reunification of Korea.
69. min-ji (민지)
min-ji means intelligent, keen and wisdom, intellect, perceiving or understanding.
In 1990, min-ji was the fourth most popular girl’s name in Korea. she is also the name of the singer and member of 2ne1, better known as minzy.
70. mi-suk (미숙)
mi-suk means beautiful, good, lovely.
kang mi-suk is a weightlifter who competes in the 69kg category. Kang has represented South Korea in international competitions and competed in World Championships and the Olympic Games.
71. myeong (명)
myeong means bright, light, clear.
myeong-dong is the name of the main shopping area in seoul. a dong is a neighborhood, and myeong-dong, or shining tunnel, is home to several high-end stores, as well as being a parade route and tourist hub.
72. myeong-suk (명숙)
hanja commonly used for myeong-suk means bright, light and virtuous, lovely.
han myeong-sook was the first female prime minister of south korea excluding chang sang’s one-month acting premiership. convicted of receiving illegal donations, Han is also the first South Korean prime minister to serve time in prison.
73. nabi (나비)
nabi means butterfly.
nabi: The prototype is a manhwa written by Kim Yeon-joo. manhwa is the general term in Korea for comics or cartoons in print, usually aimed at older children and adults rather than young children. the term manhwa is synonymous with Japanese manga.
74. na-moo (나무)
na-moo means tree, firewood.
na-moo is a relatively new kid on the Korean naming scene. however, one sign of his potential longevity is that na-moo has already made his way into popular culture. several television series have characters named na-moo, including come and hug me, which has yoon na-moo.
75. na-ra (나라)
na-ra means country, kingdom, nation.
multiple korean media outlets have named artist jang na-ra the queen of cf. cf stands for commercial movies, and a cf queen is basically someone who does a lot of commercials and endorsements. Jang’s latest signing is as an ambassador for Korean cosmetics giant Charmzone.
76. na-rae (나래)
na-rae means wing.
lee na-rae is a retired female wrestler who competed in the women’s lightweight division. Well known as a pioneer in the sport, Ella Lee won the inaugural Olympic qualifying tournament in 2004, the first year that women’s wrestling was part of the Olympiad.
77. nari (나리)
nari means lily.
kim na-ri is a south korean tennis player who has won a total of five singles titles and 16 doubles titles in itf circuit tournaments.
78. reason (라온)
raon is an old Korean word meaning joy.
the raon lab is under construction in daejeon, south korea, and represents a rare isotope accelerator complex for online experimentation. a heavy ion particle accelerator, raon, will collaborate with riken, cern, fermilab and triumf.
79. sang (상)
When sang is used as a surname, it is only written with a hanja, 尙, which is read still or still.
Unlike nari, sang is a single-syllable name represented primarily by hanja, rather than being chosen as a native Korean word. there are 35 hanja that say sang, and any of them can be used as a given name.
80. seo-hyun (서현)
Fifty-three hanja is read seo and 42 is read hyun, and can mean auspicious and virtuous.
south korean businesswoman lee seo-hyun chairs the samsung welfare foundation and the advisory board of the leeum, samsung museum of art in seoul. Forbes lists Lee as the 17th richest person in South Korea and the 1,851st richest billionaire in the world.
81. seong (성)
Although it can mean many things, seong when used as a surname means to be successful.
twenty-seven hanja is read as seong, and is sometimes used as a monosyllabic given name. however, it is more common for seong to be used as the first part of a two-syllable name.
82. seong-min (성민)
seong-min means full, sex, or nature with quick, clever, or sharp.
seong-min is a gender-neutral name in Korea, although it is predominantly used as a Korean boy’s name. We think that makes it a unique and unconventional Korean name for a girl, especially in the US. uu.
83. seo-yeon (세현)
seo-yeon combines omen, auspicious or happy with beautiful or elegant.
South Korean soccer player Shim Seo-yeon signed with the Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels as a defender in 2017. Shim made her on-pitch debut with the team in 2018 and has been a member of the national team since 2008.
84. seo-yun (세윤)
seo-yun is often created from hanja which means omen, auspicious, happy and smooth, graceful.
seo-yun entered the Korean naming charts in 2008 and was the sixth most popular name for girls that year. In 2015, it was the number one chosen name for girls in Korea, but by 2019, it had dropped to number five.
85. seul-gi (슬기)
seul-gi can mean blue jewel combined with base augmentation.
kang seul-gi, known as seulgi, is a member of red velvet and red velvet – irene & seulgi seulgi, who modeled the nike collection for the south korea national soccer team, is the first brand ambassador for converse korea and is the 2021 ambassador for volkswagen.
86. seung (승)
As a gender-neutral Korean name, there are 17 hanja that read as seung. the most used are 昇, which means ascent, 勝, which means to excel, victory, or 承, which means to inherit.
In addition, seung is a Khmer boy’s name meaning lion, and the Korean character 勝 is also used as a boy’s name in Japan, where it reads katsu or masaru.
87. seung-wan (승완)
seung-wan combines inherit, succeed, win, or excel with completing, solving, all, or playing with.
Shon Seung-wan, known professionally as Wendy, is a member of the popular South Korean girl group Red Velvet. Wendy recently made a comeback of her own, appearing on stage for the first time since a serious accident during rehearsals in 2019.
88. sook-ja (숙자)
sook can mean pure, charming, or virtuous, and 子, which is read as ha, means child.
hong sook-ja was born in seoul and studied political science and international affairs at dongguk university and then boston university. After graduating, Hong worked for the Korean Consulate in New York and became Vice Consul in 1965.
89. su-bin (수빈)
There are 67 hanja that read as soo and 25 that read as bin, making 16.75 possible meaning combinations, including outstanding and refined.
su-bin bak was the royal noble consort of king jeongjo. She was born into a noble family like Park Ga-sun, she had the title of Lady Park. after her marriage, her title was su-bin, her bin being her rank, and hers, meaning straight, being the suffix given to her by the king.
90. su-jin (수진)
su can mean beautiful, outstanding, lush, and jin can mean royal, genuine, or precious.
su-jin was the sixth most popular girl’s name in South Korea during the 1990s. It had dropped one place from its fifth position in the 1980s.
91. sun-young (선영)
The most popular way to write sun-young uses 善, which means kind or good, as the first hanja.
Common second hanja include 永, meaning young, eternal, 英, meaning flower, petals, or heroic, and 怜, meaning intelligent. two other forms, 宣映 or 宣暎, are frequently seen meaning kind and bright.
92. ye-eun (예은)
ye-eun can mean fame or charity.
There are 1,815 hanja combinations that can form the popular Korean girl’s name ye-eun. This may be one reason Ye-eun made a brief appearance on the top name charts in 2008 and 2009. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korean athlete Park Ye-eun was part of a unified team. of 35 North and South Korean hockey players.
93. yeo-jeong (여정)
Yeo-jeong can be made by combining the hanja for beautiful with one for gentle.
cho yeo-jeong attended dongguk university, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in theater and film and her master’s degree in performing arts. Yeo-jeong became famous after her role in the R-rated movie, The Maid, but she achieved international fame as the Mrs. park in parasite.
94. yung (영)
There are 44 hanja read yeong, which can also be transcribed in English as young, yong, and yung. when used as a surname, 永 meaning eternal, 榮 meaning flourishing, or 影 meaning shadow or reflection is used.
Although sometimes used only as a given name, Yeong is more often seen as an element in a two-syllable name.
95. yeong-ja (영자)
yeong can mean flower, brave, flourishing, while ja in a name usually means child.
Heydays of Yeong-ja is a 1975 Korean film, which was so popular that ticket sales surpassed that of the most popular foreign film of the time, Sting. Yeong-ja’s heyday is a complex story of love and loss (2).
96. ye-rim (예림)
you can combine the hanja by talent, skill, art and gem, beautiful jade to write ye-rim.
Yeri, the singer of the popular K-pop group Red Velvet, was born in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and her name was Kim Ye-rim.
97. yoo-jung (유정)
with 88 hanga saying yoo and 84 hanga saying jung, yoo-jung has a staggering 7,392 potential matches and can mean either friendly or hip.
This name can also be spelled you-jeong. Author Jeong You-jeong, who has published four novels and a play for young adults, has been referred to as an Amazon and a monster of Korean literature.
98. yong (영)
The Korean word yong means dragon.
there are 24 hanga that say yong. the most common hanja for names is 龍, which means dragon. this hanja can also be read ryong and in hangul it is written 용 or 룡, which means dragon.
99. young-hee (영희)
young-hee can mean flower, petal, combined with play or beauty.
South Korean comedian Kim Young-hee has performed solo and as a member of Celeb Five. Celeb Five was a comedy troupe that performed parody songs, wore 1980s clothing, and danced barefoot to 1980s music.
100. young-sook (영숙)
young means flower, petal, brave and sook means good, charming, virtuous.
During the 1940s and 1950s, names beginning with young were all the rage. young-sook was number 2 in 1940, number 1 in 1950, and number 4 in 1960. in 2012, there were more than 40,000 people with the name young-suk in south korea, almost 1 percent of the population .
understand Korean naming conventions
new to korean names? so this background can be useful while navigating this naming system.
Koren names are traditionally written with the surname first, followed by a generational name and a given name. In modern Korea, it is still common practice for siblings to share a generational name.
some people write their names with the two elements separated by hyphens; others combine the two. then you may see a name spelled as eun-ju or eunju.
Often, there are several possible English spellings for each name. therefore, eun-ju can also be spelled eun-joo, un-joo, or un-ju, in addition to the other non-hyphenated combinations.
We have tried to identify the most common spelling of each name by referring to the National Institute of the Korean Language (3).
The meanings of names are incredibly complex. most Korean names can be written using traditional characters called hanja. they can also be written in Hangul, which is the Korean alphabet, although there is a growing trend for purely Korean Hangul names.
There can be multiple hanja with the same sound but different meanings. For eun-ju, there are 30 hanja that read eun and 76 that read ju. this means that there are 2,280 different pairs of hanja, and therefore 2,280 possible meanings for eun-ju.
so in our list of definitions, we have opted for:
- where there is a general consensus on one or two most common hanja combinations and meanings, we share the hanja and definitions.
- when we find several common forms, we share them to three typical hanja meanings hanja for each syllable.
- where we cannot narrow down the definition of hanja, we have asked a Korean friend for help and followed what he suggests.
- occasionally there is only one meaning for a name , and we have used it with gratitude.
The result of all this is that:
- You may find that the same name element has a variety of definitions in different places on this list.
- While we have done our best to give you precise meanings, girls’ names Korean we have defined may have other means not included in the list.
이름에있는 것 – what’s in a name?
choosing a name is a great responsibility. you’ll want to choose a name that is meaningful to you while making sure your chosen moniker is suitable as a name for both a child and an adult.
Yes, your daughter can always change her name when she’s an adult, but who wants to see their son change his name?