169 Korean Baby Names With Meanings

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Korea is a country with complex and rich history and a diverse heritage background. And just like culture and people, even Korean baby names are unique. Just three surnames, namely Park, Lee, and Kim are used by over half of the Korean population. So if you wish your child to stand out from the crowd, you have to pick a unique name for your munchkin.

A Korean name comprises a family name, followed by a given name. The Korean first names are based on Hangul, which is alphabetical script and Hanja, which are logo-syllabic characters. Hanja are Chinese characters and Hangul are Korean native alphabets. For years, parents could select a name from the list of approved names issued by the government. The trend has fallen to the wayside now. Parents are now opting for names derived from traditional Korean words. Baby girls are generally given two-syllable names. It’s also important to note that given names are not used in day to day life. The given names are very private and are used only by close friends and family.

Below is MomJunction's list of Korean baby names with meanings for you to choose from. You can shortlist and save your favorites for future use.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
Do Hyun (도현)Do means Path Hyun means virtuous, ableBoy
Do Yoon ( 윤도)Do means Path, Yoon means Allow or ConsentBoy
Ha Eun (하은)Ha means Summer, Great, or Talented, Eun means Kindness, Mercy, Charity, and can also mean Silver, MoneyGirl
Ha Rin (하린)Ha means Summer, Great, or Talented, Rin means Female unicornGirl
Ha Yoon (하윤)Ha means Summer, Great, or Talented, Yoon means Allow or ConsentGirl
Ji Ah (지아)Ji means Wisdom, Intellect, Perceive, Comprehend, Will, Ambition, Ah means Beautiful, Bud, Sprout, Elegant, GracefulGirl
Ji Woo (지우)Ji means Wisdom, Intellect , Perceive, Comprehend, Will, Ambition, Woo means Rain, House, or UniverseGirl
Ji Yoo (유유)Ji means Wisdom, Intellect, Perceive, Comprehend, Will, Ambition, Yoo means Abundant, Rich, PlentifulGirl
Joo Won (주원)Joo means Around or Circumference, Won means First or OriginBoy
Joon Woo (준우)Joon means Handsome Woo means Divine intervention, Protection or RainBoy
Min Joon (민준)Min means Quick, Clever, Sharp, Joon means talented or handsomeBoy
Seo Ah (서아)Seo means Auspicious, Ah means Beautiful, Bud, Sprout, Elegant, GracefulGirl
Seo Joon (서준)Seo means auspicious, Joon means handsomeBoy
Seo Yeon (서연)Seo means Auspicious, Yeon means Beautiful or GracefulGirl
Seo Yoon (서윤)Seo means Auspicious, Yoon means Allow or ConsentGirl
Si Woo (시우)Si means begin or start, Woo means divine intervention, protection or rainBoy
Soo Ah (수아)Soo means Water, Sore, Bank, Ah means Beautiful, Bud, Sprout, Elegant, GracefulGirl
Ye Joon (예준)Ye means Art, Talent, or Craft,Yoon means HandsomeBoy
Yoo Joon (유준)Yoo is a variant of Yu or Yuu, meaning Tenderness, Evening, Friend, Qualified, Courage, Help, and Yoon means HandsomeBoy
Ae-Cha (애차)A loving daughterGirl
Baek Hyeon (백현)Baek means older brother and Hyeon means worthy and virtuous. Hence, the name means virtuous brotherBoy
Beom Seok (범석)Beom means model, rule or pattern and Seok means like a rock. Hence, the name means pattern of a rock.Boy
Bitgaram (비트 가람)Light riverBoy
Bon-Hwa (봉화)One who is glorious.Boy
Bong (봉)A mythical bird, probably phoenixBoy
Bong-Cha (봉차)The ultimate girlGirl
BoraSnow; Excellent; BraveBoy
Chin-Hae (친해)Truth or depth of the ocean.Boy
Chin-Hwa (친화)The most prosperous and wealthiest of all.Boy
Chin-Mae (친매)Truth, a person who always speaks the truth.Boy
Chin-Sun (친선)The one who seeks truth and goodness in everything, truth and goodnessGirl
Choon-Hee (천희)A girl born at the time of spring.Girl
Chul (쿨)Firm; something that is neither soft nor very hardBoy
Chul-Moo (철무)The weapon of ironBoy
Chun Hei (천 헤이)Justice and graceGirl
Chung Ae (청애)Noble and loveBoy
Chung Cha (정차)Noble and daughterGirl
Chung-Cha (충차)A righteous and chaste girl.Girl
Chung-Hee (정희)One who is righteous and dutiful.Boy
Chung-Ho (정호)A righteous lakeBoy
Da (다)To attainUnisex
Dae (대)The great one; shiningUnisex
Dae-Ho (대호)A great personality, greatBoy
Dae-Hyun (대현)Great and honorBoy
Dae-Jung (대정)Great and righteous, honest.Boy
Daeshim (대심)Greatest mindBoy
Dong (동)It means EastBoy
Dong-Min (동민)East and clevernessBoy
Dong-Sun (동선)Goodness of the east.Boy
Dong-Yul (동율)One having the passion of the east.Boy
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