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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Korean
Scripts (Korean Hangul) 林, 任(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. EEM
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Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (im) meaning "forest", making it the Korean form of LIN, or (im) of uncertain meaning, making it the Korean form of REN.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLin, Ren(Chinese) Lam(Chinese (Cantonese)) Lim(Taiwanese)
Other ReadingsHayashi(Japanese)
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