List Of Korean Names

Want to make your own Korean name? Then check out this list of Korean names. 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. Coming up with a Korean name, however, can be difficult. To help you out, we have put together a list of Korean names for you to choose from. All of these are popular Korean names that are common in Korea. You’ll find a list of male Korean names, a list of female Korean names, and some frequently asked questions about names in Korean.

List Of Korean Names – Male

Here is a list of popular male Korean names. So that you know how to write and pronounce these names, each of the Korean names below is written in Korean characters, followed by the romanized pronunciation in square brackets, followed by the common spelling of the Korean name in English.

  • 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

List Of Korean Names – Female

Here is a list of popular female Korean names. So that you know how to write and pronounce these names, each of the Korean names below is written in Korean characters, followed by the romanized pronunciation in square brackets, followed by the common spelling of the Korean name in English.

  • 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 to the name order in western countries where the name order is 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 husbands 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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