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Questions tagged [names]

For questions regarding the usage and formation of names.

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What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓?

What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓? I understand that the family name is 김 but what is the given name? I have searched all the dictionaries I have and google doesn't give me anything.
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Are there any special ways to denote that a word in Korean is a person's name?

Ancient Egyptian placed royal names in Cartouches: an enclosing oval with a line at the end: English of course usually uses a capital letter to denote a person's name. Are there any special ways in ...
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How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul? [closed]

How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul?
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Are single character names common?

I was wondering if having only one character in your name is common or not. I was born in the US and not very familiar with the culture, so I'm not sure if it's odd or out of place. I've seen other ...
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Has something that sounds like Jin-hee or jin-hae any meaning in Korean?

Do you know a vocabulary, name of a person,place...Basically anything that sounds about like what I tried to write in Latin letters?
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Why do some Korean given names use the letter 漢?

I have noticed that some South Korean/North Korean given names use the letter 漢 (e.g. 漢宰, 漢率). This seemed a bit odd to me, since 漢 is usually strongly linked to the Han dynasty of China. Why do these ...
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How are Korean baby names traditionally chosen?

In English-speaking countries, there are obviously lots of different things to consider when choosing a name. Often the name chosen might include part of the name of an ancestor, or include a ...
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Are there any traditional Korean names that don't have a Chinese character form?

I'm used to seeing that Korean names written in Hangul are counterparts of Chinese character forms - e.g. 권지용 could be represented 权志龙, 박근혜 as 朴槿惠, and so on. Note that here when I say Chinese ...
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Are there any Korean names not in the format [single character family name] - [two character given name]?

Korean names usually seem to be in the format [single character family name] - [two character given name] -e.g. 김민정, 권지용, 박근혜. Are there any names that are not in this format? e.g. are there any ...
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What do Koreans call Genghis Khan?

What do Koreans call Genghis Khan? That pronunciation/spelling seems quite Anglicised to me.
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Why is 金 differentially written as 김 and 금?

Everyone knows the surname 김, which is 金 in hanja. However, 金 is written as 금 everywhere except the surname, e.g. 금요일 Friday, 금성 Venus, 백금 platinum, 합금 alloy, 기금 fund. Why is the surname 김 written ...
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What is a polite term of address to use for a friend's mother?

What is a polite term of address to use for a friend's mother? Is it impolite to call her by name?
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Is there an easy way to tell whether any given Korean name is typically male or female?

This was one of our definition questions and it interests me. Are Korean names usually explicitly gendered? Are there any common forms/variants used to denote particular genders?