Korean Surnames

Korean names are used in South and North Korea. Note that depending on the Korean characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Korean names.
usage
Cho 조, 趙 Korean
Korean form of Zhao, from Sino-Korean (jo).
Choe 최, 崔 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Choi).
Choi 최, 崔 Korean
From Sino-Korean (choe) meaning "high, lofty, towering".
Chung 정, 鄭 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Jeong).
Gang 강, 姜 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Kang).
Gim 김, 金 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Kim).
Han 한, 韓 Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (hán) referring to the ancient state of Han, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC in what is now Shanxi and Henan provinces.
I 이, 李 Korean
Variant of Lee 2.
Im 임, 林, 任 Korean
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.
Jeong 정, 鄭 Korean
Korean form of Zheng, from Sino-Korean (jeong).
Jo 조, 趙 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Cho).
Jung 2 정, 鄭 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Jeong).
Kang 강, 姜 Korean
Korean form of Jiang 2, from Sino-Korean (gang).
Kim 김, 金 Korean
Korean form of Jin, from Sino-Korean (gim) meaning "gold". This is the most common surname in Korea.
Lee 2 이, 李 Korean, Chinese
Korean form of Li 1, from Sino-Korean (i). It is also a variant Chinese romanization of Li 1.
Moon 1 문, 文 Korean
Korean form of Wen, from Sino-Korean (mun).
Mun 문, 文 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Moon 1).
Namgung 남궁, 南宮 Korean
From Sino-Korean (nam) meaning "south" combined with (gung) meaning "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
O 오, 吳 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Oh).
Oh 오, 吳 Korean
Korean form of Wu 1, from Sino-Korean (o).
Park 1 박, 樸, 朴 Korean
From Sino-Korean 樸 or 朴 (bak) meaning "plain, unadorned, simple".
Rhee 리, 李 Korean
North Korean form of Lee 2.
Shin 신, 申 Korean
Korean form of Shen, from Sino-Korean (sin).
Son 솚, 孫 Korean
Korean form of Sun, from Sino-Korean (son).
Song 송, 宋 Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (sòng) referring to the Song dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1279.
Yi 이, 李 Korean
Variant of Lee 2.
Yoon 윤, 尹 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Yun).
Yun 윤, 尹 Korean
From Sino-Korean (yun) meaning "govern, oversee".