Choi 최, 崔 Korean
From Sino-Korean 崔 (choe)
meaning "high, lofty, towering"
Han 한, 韓 Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 韩 (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.
Im 임, 林, 任 Korean
From Sino-Korean 林 (im)
, making it the Korean form of Lin
, or 任 (im)
of uncertain meaning, making it the Korean form of Ren
Jo 조, 趙 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 조
Kim 김, 金 Korean
Korean form of Jin
, from Sino-Korean 金 (gim)
. This is the most popular surname in Korea.
Namgung 남궁, 南宮 Korean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam)
meaning "south" combined with 宮 (gung)
meaning "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
Park 1 박, 樸, 朴 Korean
From Sino-Korean 樸, 朴 (bak)
meaning "plain, unadorned, simple"
Song 송, 宋 Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 宋 (sòng)
referring to the Song dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1279.
Yun 윤, 尹 Korean
From Sino-Korean 尹 (yun)
meaning "govern, oversee"