Whats the meaning of this korean name in english?


Or like the closest meaning it can have

  • have you tried anything to find out? Is there any reason meaning of this particular name is significant?
    – user17915
    Commented Jul 26, 2023 at 1:11
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    It might help if you know the hanja version of the name.
    – Noiril
    Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 1:26
  • The hanja is 新年奖 but i still am not sure Commented Jul 29, 2023 at 2:19
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    That would be read as 신연장 in Korean, so the second/third characters don't match. According to namu.wiki/w/… there are only 74(!) people in Korea who uses 新 as a family name. So either you got all characters wrong, or maybe the person is actually not Korean and 신제상 is the closest Korean approximation for the person's real name in their native language.
    – jick
    Commented Jul 29, 2023 at 2:42

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Korean names usually have an equivalent Hanja (Chinese character) for each letter, and they have their own interpretations of the meaning somewhat distinct from the ways Chinese people would interpret them.

Moreover, it's almost impossible to figure out the meaning of the names of Korean people unless you know which Hanja they use. Sometimes, you wouldn't understand what the name means EVEN IF YOU KNEW which specific hanja they use.

You had better ask the very person what his or her name means. Or, you should try someone who named the person.

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