Kim comes from the hanja character for gold, which is pronounced more like 'geum'. This is why 'geum' is gold in modern Korean but the surname itself means gold owing to its origins. Apologies for the lack of a hangeul keyboard.
With 11,028,664 bearers, Kim is the 1st most common surname in South Korea (2014 Data).

Kim is the third most common last name in Hawaii, and the most common surname in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Kim Ji-soo from Black Pink. She is a singer and an actress.
Chloe Kim is an American snowboarder. She was the youngest Olympian gold medalist when participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics at age 17.
Moreover, 4 famous people with this surname are Kim Junmyeon, Kim Minseok, Kim Jongin, and Kim Jongdae from the boyband Exo, give them a listen.
3 famous bearers of this name are Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin and Kim Taehyung of the South Korean boyband BTS.
I'm not quite sure where 김 came from, unfortunately, but 금 is the character that means gold in Korean, and it's a different syllable entirely. Did it become 김 over time? I couldn't say, because I don't have the documentation to prove it one way or the other.

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