Type Surname (from location)
Usage Korean
Scripts 남궁(Korean Hangul) 南宮(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. NAM-GOONG
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Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (nam) meaning "south" combined with (gung) meaning "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.

Entry added April 25, 2021