Type Surname (from location)
Usage Korean
Scripts (Korean Hangul) 林, 任(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. EEM  [key·IPA]

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(Chinese (Hokkien))
Other ReadingsHayashi(Japanese)
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Entry updated November 20, 2020