Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Korean

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Usage note[edit]

In Korea, last names come first. A Korean with a hyphenated name would be known by both parts of the name, not just the one before the hyphen. A girl would call her older brother Oppa and her older sister Unnie. A boy would call his older brother Hyung and his older sister Noona.

Girls' names[edit]

  1. Ae-young (애영)
  2. Ae-sook (애숙)
  3. Bo-hyun (보현)
  4. Bo-young (보영)
  5. Byung-soon (병순)
  6. Chan-hee (찬희)
  7. Chan-ri (찬리)
  8. Chan-sook (찬숙)
  9. Da-hee (다희)
  10. Dan-bee (단비)
  11. Da-som (다솜)
  12. Da-young (다영)
  13. Do-hee (도희)
  14. Doo-ri (두리)
  15. Eun-a (은아)
  16. Eun-ie (은이)
  17. Eun-bi (은비)
  18. Eun-ji (은지)
  19. Eun-mi (은미)
  20. Eun-seong (은성)
  21. Eun-sook (은숙)
  22. Eun-young (은영)
  23. Gi-won (기원)
  24. Hae-in (해인)
  25. Hae-won (해원)
  26. Hae-mi (해미)
  27. Ha-na (하나)
  28. Ha-ni (하니)
  29. Hee (희)
  30. Hee-won (희원)
  31. Hwa (화)
  32. Hye-joo (혜주)
  33. Hyung-soon (형순)
  34. Hye (혜)
  35. Hye-young (혜영)
  36. Hye-won (혜원)
  37. Hyo-soon (효순)
  38. Hyo-jin (효진)
  39. Hyo-yeon (효연)
  40. Hyun (현)
  41. Hyung-sook (형숙)
  42. Hyun-ji (현지)
  43. Hyun-joo (현주)
  44. Hyun-jung (현정)
  45. In-a (인아)
  46. Jae-eun (재은)
  47. Jae-won (재원)
  48. Jin-young (진영)
  49. Ji-hee (지희)
  50. Je-ni (제니)
  51. Ji-eun (지은)
  52. Ji-hye (지혜)
  53. Ji-hyun (지현)
  54. Ji-min (지민)
  55. Ji-na (지나)
  56. Jin (진)
  57. Jin-seon (진선)
  58. Jin-young (진영)
  59. Ji-soo (지수)
  60. Ji-sun (지선)
  61. Ji-yeon (지연)
  62. Jong-eun (종은)
  63. Jong-hee (종희)
  64. Joo-hee (주희)
  65. Jung-hye (정혜)
  66. Jung-min (정민)
  67. Ki-yeon (기연)
  68. Kun-hee (건희)
  69. Kyung-hee (경희)
  70. Kyung-ja (경자)
  71. Kyung-min (경민)
  72. Kyung-sil (경실)
  73. Kyung-wook (경욱)
  74. Kyung-hwa (경화)
  75. Mi-jin (미진)
  76. Min (민)
  77. Min-a (민아)
  78. Min-jeong (민정)
  79. Min-ji (민지)
  80. Min-na (민나)
  81. Min-soo (민수)
  82. Mi-sook (미숙)
  83. Mi-soon (미순)
  84. Mi-yeon (미연)
  85. Mi-young (미영)
  86. Moon-kyung (문경)
  87. Moon-sun (문선)
  88. Myeon-ji (면지)
  89. Myung-hee (명희)
  90. Myung-sun (명선)
  91. Nam-jin (남진)
  92. Na-rae (나래)
  93. Na-ra (나라)
  94. Na-ri (나리)
  95. Na-yeon (나연)
  96. Ok-hee (옥희)
  97. Ok-hwa (옥화)
  98. Ok-sun (옥선)
  99. Ri-na (리나)
  100. Sae-hyun (새현)
  101. Sae-rom (새롬)
  102. Sae-mi (새미)
  103. Sang-hee (상희)
  104. Sang-jin (상진)
  105. Sang-mi (상미)
  106. Seo-hyun (서현)
  107. Seon-hwa (선화)
  108. Seon-koo (선구)
  109. Seo-yeon (서연) (This name is a common name choice for women when they change their names.)
  110. Shin (신)
  111. Soo-ae (수애)
  112. Soo-hyun (수현)
  113. Soo-jin (수진)
  114. Soo-jung (수정)
  115. Soo-kyung (수경)
  116. Soon-bok (순복)
  117. Soon-kyu (순규)
  118. Soon-yi (순이)
  119. Soo-yeon (수연)
  120. Soo-young (수영)
  121. Soo-Yun (수연)
  122. Soo-ji (수지)
  123. Soo-jin (수진)
  124. Soo-mi (수미)
  125. So-young (소영)
  126. Sun (선)
  127. Sung-hee (성희)
  128. Sun-hee (선희)
  129. Sun-mi (선미)
  130. Tae-mi (태미)
  131. Tae-seon (새선)
  132. Tae-yeon (태연)
  133. Un (운)
  134. Wan (완)
  135. Won (원)
  136. Ye-rim (예림)
  137. Ye-na (예나)
  138. Yeon-joo (연주)
  139. Ye-un (예운)
  140. Yi-soo (이수)
  141. Yong-sook (용숙)
  142. Yoon-ja (윤자)
  143. Yoon-ah (윤아)
  144. Yoon-mi (윤미)
  145. Young-hee (영희)
  146. Young-ja (영자)
  147. Young-mi (영미)
  148. Yoo-jin (유진)
  149. Yoo-mi (유미)
  150. Yoo-na (유나)
  151. Yoo-min (유민)
  152. Yoo-ni (유니)
  153. Yun (윤)
  154. Yun-ji (윤지)
  155. Yun-kyung (윤경)
  156. Yu-ri (유리)

Boys' names[edit]

Brothers are often given names in which one part is the same for all and one part is different for all. For example, two brothers may be named Song-Won and Song-ho, or Kum-Shik and Won-Shik.

  1. An
  2. Bihn
  3. Chae-ku
  4. Chang-soo
  5. Chang-sun
  6. Cheol
  7. Chong-il
  8. Chong-sik
  9. Chong-kyu
  10. Chul
  11. Chul-soo
  12. Dae-hyun
  13. Dae-in
  14. Dae-jung
  15. Dae-suk
  16. Dahn
  17. Do-kyun
  18. Dong-hyun
  19. Dong-ju
  20. Dong-moon
  21. Dong-soo
  22. Dong-uk
  23. Doo-hwan
  24. Dong-woo
  25. Eu-jin (Eugene)
  26. Gil
  27. Gi-soo
  28. Hae-in
  29. Hae-sup
  30. Hahn
  31. Han
  32. Ha-ung
  33. Ho-ya
  34. Ho-won
  35. Hong-chol
  36. Hong-Il
  37. Hoon
  38. Ho-soo
  39. Hun-woo
  40. Hwan-suk
  41. Hyon
  42. Hyon-ho
  43. Hyun
  44. Hyung
  45. Hyun-gi
  46. Hyun-ki
  47. Hyun-shik
  48. Hyun-woo
  49. In-chul
  50. In-jung
  51. In-soo
  52. In-tak
  53. Jae-hwa
  54. Jae-hyun
  55. Jae-kyung
  56. Jae-sun
  57. Jee-young
  58. Jeong-hwa
  59. Je-yong
  60. Ji-ho
  61. Ji-hoon
  62. Ji-kwang
  63. Ji-min
  64. Jin (Gene)
  65. Jin-ho
  66. Jin-soo
  67. Jin-sung
  68. Jin-wu
  69. Jin-yong
  70. Jin-young
  71. Ji-sung
  72. Ji-tae
  73. Ji-woong
  74. Ji-young
  75. Jong-kyu
  76. Joon
  77. Joon-ho
  78. Joon-il
  79. Joon-yeop
  80. Joo-sub
  81. Jung-keun
  82. Jung-mo
  83. Jung-sik
  84. Jung-ho
  85. Jun-il
  86. Jun-oh
  87. Ki-hyuk
  88. Ki-sang
  89. Kun-woo
  90. Kwang-joon
  91. Kwang-soo
  92. Kyoung-joo
  93. Kyu-hwang
  94. Kyu-hyuk
  95. Min
  96. Min-joon
  97. Min-soo
  98. Myung-bok
  99. Myung-dae
  100. Myung-soo
  101. Se-chul
  102. Se-hun
  103. Se-jin
  104. Seon
  105. Seung
  106. Seung-hwa
  107. Si-hyun
  108. Si-woo
  109. Sohn
  110. Song-chol
  111. Song-ho
  112. Song-won
  113. Son-yung
  114. Soo-an
  115. Soo-hwan
  116. Soo-hyun
  117. Soon-yul
  118. Su-bin
  119. Sun
  120. Sung
  121. Sung-han
  122. Sung-hyun
  123. Sung-jin
  124. Sung-jong
  125. Sung-kyu
  126. Sung-min
  127. Sung-won
  128. Sung-woo
  129. Sung-yeol
  130. Sun-kyu
  131. Tae-ho
  132. Tae-hyun
  133. Tae-wan
  134. Tae-woo
  135. Tae-yeon
  136. Won
  137. Won-myong
  138. Won-shik
  139. Woo-hyun
  140. Woo-il
  141. Yeon-jin
  142. Yeon-soo
  143. Yi-hwan
  144. Yong
  145. Yong-jin
  146. Yong-jun
  147. Yong-sun
  148. Yoo
  149. Yoo-jin
  150. Yo-seob
  151. Young-bum
  152. Young-chul
  153. Young-ho
  154. Young-hoon
  155. Young-jae
  156. Young-jun
  157. Young-min
  158. Young-sam
  159. Young-uk
  160. Young-soo
  161. Yu
  162. Yun
  163. Yun-bok
  164. Yung-bin
  165. Yung-il

Surnames[edit]

In instances where two surnames are identical except that one begins with N and the other with R, the R version is North Korean only, but the N version can be either North or South Korean.

Top 5[edit]

  1. Kim
  2. Lee
  3. Park
  4. Choi
  5. Chung

Others[edit]

  1. Ae
  2. Ahn
  3. An
  4. Aum
  5. Back
  6. Bae
  7. Baek
  8. Bahk
  9. Bahng
  10. Bai
  11. Baik
  12. Bak
  13. Ban
  14. Bang
  15. Bann
  16. Bin
  17. Bok
  18. Bone
  19. Bong
  20. Boo
  21. Bou
  22. Bu
  23. Byeon
  24. Byol
  25. Byon
  26. Byun
  27. Cha
  28. Chae
  29. Chai
  30. Chang
  31. Chay
  32. Che
  33. Cheng
  34. Cheon
  35. Cheong
  36. Cheun
  37. Chey
  38. Chi
  39. Cho
  40. Choe
  41. Choie
  42. Chol
  43. Chon
  44. Chong
  45. Choo
  46. Chou
  47. Chough
  48. Choung
  49. Choy
  50. Chu
  51. Chuey
  52. Chun
  53. Chwae
  54. Chweh
  55. Chyu
  56. Coh
  57. Cui
  58. Do
  59. Doh
  60. Dok
  61. Dong
  62. Doo
  63. Duk
  64. Ehn
  65. Eo
  66. Eom
  67. Eu
  68. Eum
  69. Eun
  70. Gang
  71. Gen
  72. Gil
  73. Gim
  74. Go
  75. Goe
  76. Goh
  77. Gong
  78. Goo
  79. Gook
  80. Gu
  81. Gung
  82. Gwak
  83. Gwang
  84. Gwon
  85. Gye
  86. Gyeon
  87. Ha
  88. Hah
  89. Hahm
  90. Hahn
  91. Ham
  92. Han
  93. Hee
  94. Heo
  95. Ho
  96. Hong
  97. Hoon
  98. Houng
  99. Hu
  100. Huang
  101. Huh
  102. Hung
  103. Hur
  104. Hwa
  105. Hwang
  106. Hwangbo
  107. Hyang
  108. Hye
  109. Hyeon
  110. Hyon
  111. Hyun
  112. Hyung
  113. I
  114. Ihm
  115. Ihn
  116. Il
  117. Im
  118. Imm
  119. In
  120. Jang
  121. Je
  122. Jee
  123. Jeon
  124. Jeong
  125. Jeoung
  126. Jeung
  127. Jhin
  128. Jhun
  129. Jhung
  130. Ji
  131. Jin
  132. Jo
  133. Joh
  134. Jon
  135. Jong
  136. Joo
  137. Joon
  138. Jou
  139. Joung
  140. Ju
  141. Juhn
  142. Jun
  143. Jung
  144. Ka
  145. Kae
  146. Kah
  147. Kahm
  148. Kahng
  149. Kan
  150. Kang
  151. Kay
  152. Kee
  153. Kei
  154. Keum
  155. Keung
  156. Key
  157. Khan
  158. Ki
  159. Kil
  160. Kimm
  161. Kin
  162. Ko
  163. Koh
  164. Kong
  165. Koo
  166. Kook
  167. Ku
  168. Kuk
  169. Kum
  170. Kwaak
  171. Kwak
  172. Kwang
  173. Kweon
  174. Kwon
  175. Kwun
  176. Kye
  177. Kyeung
  178. Kym
  179. Kyong
  180. Kyu
  181. Kyung
  182. La
  183. Lah
  184. Le
  185. Leem
  186. Leen
  187. Lew
  188. Lho
  189. Li
  190. Lie
  191. Lim
  192. Lin
  193. Liu
  194. Lu
  195. Lyu
  196. Lyung
  197. Ma
  198. Maeng
  199. Man
  200. Marh
  201. Min
  202. Mo
  203. Moh
  204. Mok
  205. Moon
  206. Mun
  207. Myong
  208. Myung
  209. Na
  210. Nah
  211. Nahm
  212. Nam
  213. Namkoong
  214. Namkung
  215. Ngai
  216. Nho
  217. No
  218. Noh
  219. O
  220. Ock
  221. Oh
  222. Ohm
  223. Ohn
  224. Ok
  225. Oon
  226. Owh
  227. Pae
  228. Paeck
  229. Paek
  230. Pai
  231. Paick
  232. Paik
  233. Pak
  234. Pan
  235. Pang
  236. Phyo
  237. Pong
  238. Pyo
  239. Pyon
  240. Pyun
  241. Ra
  242. Rah
  243. Ree
  244. Rha
  245. Rhee
  246. Rheem
  247. Rhim
  248. Rho
  249. Rhough
  250. Ri
  251. Rim
  252. Ro
  253. Roe
  254. Roh
  255. Ron
  256. Row
  257. Ru
  258. Ryang
  259. Ryeo
  260. Ryeom
  261. Ryo
  262. Ryom
  263. Ryoo
  264. Ryou
  265. Ryu
  266. Sa
  267. Sam
  268. San
  269. Sang
  270. Se
  271. Sen
  272. Seo
  273. Seok
  274. Seol
  275. Seong
  276. Ser
  277. Seul
  278. Seung
  279. Sheen
  280. Shen
  281. Shim
  282. Shin
  283. Shon
  284. Shyn
  285. Si
  286. Sik
  287. Sim
  288. Sin
  289. Sinn
  290. So
  291. Soh
  292. Sohn
  293. Sohnn
  294. Sol
  295. Son
  296. Sone
  297. Song
  298. Soo
  299. Sook
  300. Soon
  301. Sop
  302. Su
  303. Suh
  304. Suhr
  305. Suk
  306. Sul
  307. Sull
  308. Sun
  309. Sung
  310. Sunoo
  311. Sun-woo
  312. Sur
  313. Surh
  314. Sye
  315. Sym
  316. Synn
  317. Tack
  318. Tae
  319. Tak
  320. Tan
  321. Thae
  322. Thyu
  323. To
  324. Tok
  325. Tong
  326. Tsai
  327. Tse
  328. Uh
  329. Uhm
  330. Um
  331. Un
  332. Ung
  333. Wang
  334. Wee
  335. Weon
  336. Whang
  337. Whangbo
  338. Whong
  339. Wi
  340. Wie
  341. Wohn
  342. Won
  343. Woo
  344. Worr
  345. Yang
  346. Ye
  347. Yea
  348. Yee
  349. Yeo
  350. Yeom
  351. Yeon
  352. Yi
  353. Yim
  354. Yom
  355. Yon
  356. Yong
  357. Yoo
  358. Yook
  359. Yoon
  360. You
  361. Youj
  362. Youk
  363. Youm
  364. Youn
  365. Young
  366. Yu
  367. Yuh
  368. Yum
  369. Yun
  370. Zew
  371. Zo