Popular Korean Names For Boys And Girls (With PDF)

List Of Korean Names

Making your own Korean name can be challenging, but with this list of popular Korean names, you’ll be able to choose the perfect Korean name for yourself or for your son or daughter. Below, you’ll find a list of popular Korean names for boys and Korean names for girls.

Choosing a Korean name for yourself can help you feel more connected with Korean culture and can also help with day-to-day things if you are living in Korea. Not only that, it’s fun, too! So, check out these common and popular Korean names.

Korean Names List

Male Korean Names

Here is a list of popular Korean names for boys. Each of these male Korean names is written in Korean characters along with the romanized English pronunciation so you know how to say each name in Korean. You’ll also find the common English spelling of each of the Korean boys’ names. If you would like to download and print this list of Korean boy names, you can find a free PDF below.

  • 도현 [Do-hyun] = Dohyun
  • 동현 [Dong-hyun] = Donghyun
  • 대현 [Dae-hyeon] = Daehyun
  • 현우 [Hyeon-u] = Hyunwoo
  • 하준 [Ha-jun] = Hajoon
  • 소준 [So-Jun] = SeoJoon
  • 승민 [Seung-min] = Seungmin
  • 태현 [Tae-hyeon] = Teahyun
  • 지후 [Ji-hu] = Jihoo
  • 지훈 [Ji-hun] = Jihoon
  • 진호 [Jin-ho] = Jinho
  • 재현 [Jae-hyeon] = Jaehyun
  • 지섭 [Ji-Seop] = Ji-seop]
  • 준우 [Jun-u] = Junwoo
  • 민호 [Min-ho] = Minho
  • 민규 [Min-gyu] = Mingyu
  • 민재 [Min-Jae] = Minjae
  • 민석 [Min-Seok] = Minseok
  • 민수 [Min-su] = Minsoo
  • 우진 [U-jin] = Woojin
  • 예준 [Ye-Jun] = Yejoon
  • 영재 [Yeong-jae] = Youngjae
  • 상훈 [Sang-hun] = Sanghoon
  • 승민 [Seung-min] = Seungmin
  • 소준 [Seo-jun] = Seojoon
  • 시우 [Si-hu] = Shiwoo
  • 성민 [Seong-min] = Sungmin
  • 상훈 [Sang-hun] = Sanghoon
  • 건우 [Geon-u] = Gunwoo
  • 경호 [Gyeong-ho] = Gyungho

Female Korean Names

Here is a list of popular Korean names for girls. Again, each of these female Korean names is written below in Korean characters followed by the pronunciation and the common English spelling. If you would like to download this list of Korean names for girls, you can find a free PDF below.

  • 은정 [Eun-Jeong] = Eunjung
  • 은지 [Eun-ji] = Eunji
  • 은주 [Eun-ju] = Eunjoo
  • 수민 [Su-min] = Soomin
  • 수빈 [Su-bin] = Soobin
  • 서현 [Seo-hyeon] = Seohyun
  • 수진 [Su-jin] = Soojin
  • 선영 [Seon-yeong] = Sunyoung
  • 윤아 [Yun-a] = Yoonah
  • 유진 [Yu-jin] = Yoojin
  • 예은 [Ye-eun] = Yeeun
  • 윤서 [Yun-seo] = Yoonsuh
  • 영미 [Yeong-me] = Youngmi
  • 민지 [Min-ji] = Minji
  • 민서 [Min-seo] = Minsuh
  • 민정 [Min-jeong] = Minjung
  • 미영 [Mi-yeong] = Miyoung
  • 정현 [Jeong-hyeon] = Junghyun
  • 정화 [Jeong-hwa] = Junghwa
  • 지영 [Ji-yeong] = Jiyoung
  • 지윤 [Ji-yun] = Jiyun
  • 지우 [Ji-u] = Jiwoo
  • 지아 [Ji-a] = Jia
  • 지혜 [Ji-hye] = Jihye
  • 지민 [Ji-min] = Jimin
  • 지은 [Ji-eun] = Jieun
  • 희진 [Hui-jin] = Heejin
  • 하은 [Ha-eun] = Haeun
  • 혜진 [Hye-jin] = Hyejin
  • 현주 [Hyeon-ju] = Hyunjoo

Korean Names FAQ

How Do You Say Name In Korean?

There are a few ways to say ‘name’ in Korean. The most common way to say ‘name’ in Korean is 이름 [i-reum]. 이름 can be used in most situations when you want to ask someone’s name or to introduce your name. The formal way to say ‘name’ in Korean is 성함 [seong-ham]. 성함 can be used when you meet someone for the first time and want to show respect. Another way to say ‘name’ in Korean is 성명 [seong-myeong]. 성명 is used on official documents and other written material.

How Many Characters Are In A Korean Name?

A Korean name usually consists of three characters. For example, 김민자 [Kim-Min-Ja]. However, there are some names are only consist of two characters and some names that consist of 4 or more characters.

What Is The Korean Name Order?

The order of Korean names is family name first followed by the given name last. So, for example, in the name 김민자 [Kim-Min-Ja], [Kim] is the family name and 민자 [Min-ja] is the given name. The Korean name order is the opposite of the name order in western countries where the name order is the first name followed by the family name.

What Is The Most Common Korean Last Name?

The most common Korean last name is (Kim), followed by (Lee), (Park), (Choi), (Jeong), and (Kang).

Do Koreans Change Their Name After Marriage?

After marriage, Korean women typically do not take their husband’s family name. If the married couple has a child, the child usually takes the father’s name, but the Korean woman usually does not change her name.

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