Top 100 Most Popular Korean Baby Boy Names

Korean Baby Boy Names

Korean boy names are often beautiful and exotic, making them perfect for your next baby boy. If you’re looking for a unique name that is steeped in Korean culture, look no further than the following list. From creative spellings to traditional meanings, these names are sure to appeal to parents who want their child’s name to stand out from the crowd. So without further ado, here are some of the best Korean boy names around!

Jae  재, 才, 財, 在 Korean
FroSino-Korean 才 (jae) meaning “talent, ability” or 財 (jae) meaning “wealth, riches”, as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.

Min-Su 민수, 民秀, 旼洙 Korean
FroSino-Korean 民 (min) meaning “people, citizens” or 旼 (min) meaning “gentle, affable” combined with 秀 (su) meaning “luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding” or 洙 (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Jun-Ho 준호, 俊鎬, 俊昊 Korean
FroSino-Korean 俊 (jun) meaning “talented, handsome” combined with 鎬 (ho) meaning “stove, bright” or 昊 (ho) meaning “summer, sky, heaven”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Myeong 숙, 明 Korean
FroSino-Korean 明 (myeong) meaning “bright, light, clear” or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.

Byung-Ho 병호, 炳浩, 炳昊 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see Byeong-Ho).

Joon-Ho 준호, 俊鎬, 俊昊 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준호 (see Jun-Ho).

Haneul 하늘 Korean
Means “heaven, sky” in Korean.

Sung-Hoon 성훈, 成勛 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see Seong-Hun).

Ye-Jun 예준, 藝俊 Korean
FroSino-Korean 藝 (ye) meaning “art, talent, craft” combined with 俊 (jun) meaning “talented, handsome”, as well as other hanja combinations.

Dae-Seong 대성, 大成 Korean
FroSino-Korean 大 (dae) meaning “big, great, vast, large, high” combined with 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded”. Other combinations of hanja characters can also forthis name.

Yeong 영, 英, 榮, 永, 映 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 英 (yeong) meaning “flower, petal, brave, hero”, as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.

Seong-Su 성수, 成洙, 聖洙 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” or 聖 (seong) meaning “holy, sacred” combined with 洙 (su), which refers to a river in China. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.

Yun-Seo 윤서, 尹序, 允序 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 尹 (yun) meaning “govern” or 允 (yun) meaning “allow, consent” combined with 序 (seo) meaning “series, sequence”, as well as other hanja character combinations.

Seo-Jun 서준, 瑞俊, 舒俊 Korean
FroSino-Korean 瑞 (seo) meaning “felicitous omen, auspicious” or 舒 (seo) meaning “open up, unfold, comfortable, easy” combined with 俊 (jun) meaning “talented, handsome”. This name can also be formed froother character combinations.

Hyeon-Ju 현주, 賢珠, 賢周 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning “virtuous, worthy, able” and 珠 (ju) meaning “jewel, pearl”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Hyun-Jung 현정, 賢廷, 炫貞 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현정 (see Hyeon-Jeong).

Do-Yun 도윤, 道允 Korean
FroSino-Korean 道 (do) meaning “path, road, way” and 允 (yun) meaning “allow, consent”, as well as other hanja character combinations.

Ju-Won 주원, 周元, 周媛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 周 (ju) meaning “circumference” combined with 元 (won) meaning “first, origin” or 媛 (won) meaning “beautiful woman”. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Min 민, 敏, 旼, 民, 旻, 珉 Chinese, Korean
Fro敏 (mǐn) meaning “quick, clever, sharp”, 民 (mín) meaning “people, citizens”, or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters that are pronounced similarly.

Joon 준, 俊 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준 (see Jun 1).

Seong-Jin 성진, 成震, 星鎭 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” or 星 (seong) meaning “star, planet” combined with 鎭 (jin) meaning “town, marketplace” or 震 (jin) meaning “shake, tremor, excite”. Other hanja character combinations are also possible.

Hyeon-U 현우, 賢祐, 顯雨 Korean
FroSino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning “virtuous, worthy, able” or 顯 (hyeon) meaning “manifest, clear” combined with 祐 (u) meaning “divine intervention, protection” or 雨 (u) meaning “rain”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Ji-Woo 지우, 芝雨, 志宇 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지우 (see Ji-U).

Ji-Yeong 지영, 智英, 知榮 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” or 知 (ji) meaning “know, perceive, comprehend” combined with 英 (yeong) meaning “flower, petal, brave, hero” or 榮 (yeong) meaning “glory, honour, flourish, prosper”. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.

Young 영, 英, 榮, 永, 映 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영 (see Yeong).

Ji-Soo 지수, 志秀, 智秀, 芝秀 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지수 (see Ji-Su).

Jong 정, 靜, 貞, 正 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정 (see Jeong).

Jeong-Hui 정희, 正姬, 靜姬, 正熙 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning “right, proper, correct” or 靜 (jeong) meaning “quiet, still, gentle” combined with 姬 (hui) meaning “beauty” or 熙 (hui) meaning “bright, splendid, glorious”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Su-Jin 수진, 收眞, 壽珍 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 收 (su) meaning “gather, harvest” or 壽 (su) meaning “long life, lifespan” combined with 眞 (jin) meaning “real, genuine” or 珍 (jin) meaning “precious, rare”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Ji 지, 智 Korean (Rare)
FroSino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.

Seong 성, 成, 盛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded”, as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.

Hye 혜, 慧, 惠 Korean
FroSino-Korean 慧 (hye) meaning “bright, intelligent” or other characters that are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.

Il-Seong 일성, 日成 Korean
FroSino-Korean 日 (il) meaning “sun, day” and 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded”. Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was KiIl-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.

U-Jin 우진, 宇眞, 佑鎭 Korean
FroSino-Korean 宇 (u) meaning “house, eaves, universe” or 佑 (u) meaning “help, protect, bless” combined with 眞 (jin) meaning “real, genuine” or 鎭 (jin) meaning “town, market place”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Dae-Jung 대중, 大中 Korean
FroSino-Korean 大 (dae) meaning “big, great, vast, large, high” combined with 中 (jung) meaning “middle”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well. A notable bearer was South Korean president KiDae-jung (1924-2009).

Ji-Min 지민, 志旼, 智敏, 志珉 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 志 (ji) meaning “will, purpose, ambition” or 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” combined with 旼 (min) meaning “gentle, affable”, 敏 (min) meaning “quick, clever, sharp” or 珉 (min) meaning “jade, stone resembling jade”. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Ji-Su 지수, 志秀, 智秀, 芝秀 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 志 (ji) meaning “will, purpose, ambition” or 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” combined with 秀 (su) meaning “luxuriant, beautiful”. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Ha-Jun 하준, 夏准 Korean
FroSino-Korean 夏 (ha) meaning “summer, great, grand” combined with 准 (jun) meaning “approve, permit”. This name can be formed by other hanja characters as well.

Iseul 이슬 f & Korean
Means “dew” in Korean.

Pyong-Ho 병호, 炳浩, 炳昊 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see Byeong-Ho).

Suk 석, 石, 錫 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 석 (see Seok).

Kyung 경, 京, 景, 敬 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경 (see Gyeong).

Yeong-Su 영수, 永壽 Korean
FroSino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning “perpetual, eternal” and 壽 (su) meaning “long life, lifespan”, as well as other hanja character combinations.

Jun-Seo 준서, 俊舒, 俊瑞 Korean
FroSino-Korean 俊 (jun) meaning “talented, handsome” combined with 舒 (seo) meaning “open up, unfold, comfortable, easy” or 瑞 (seo) meaning “felicitous omen, auspicious”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Jun 1 준, 俊 Chinese, Korean
FroChinese 君 (jūn) meaning “king, ruler”, 俊 (jùn) meaning “talented, handsome” (which is usually only masculine) or 军 (jūn) meaning “army” (also usually only masculine). This is also a single-character Korean name, often frothe hanja 俊 meaning “talented, handsome”. This name can be formed by other characters besides those shown here.

Seo-Joon 서준, 瑞俊, 舒俊 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see Seo-Jun).

Ji-Won 지원, 智媛, 志媛, 知媛, 智元 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” or 志 (ji) meaning “will, purpose, ambition” combined with 媛 (won) meaning “beautiful woman” or 元 (won) meaning “first, origin”. This name can also be formed fromany other hanja combinations.

Sang-Hun 상훈, 尚勛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 尚 (sang) meaning “still, yet” combined with 勛 (hun) meaning “meritorious deed, rank”. Other hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Sung 성, 成, 盛 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성 (see Seong).

Hyun-Joo 현주, 賢珠, 賢周 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see Hyeon-Ju).

Yeong-Ho 영호, 英浩, 泳浩, 映皓 Korean
FroSino-Korean 英 (yeong) meaning “flower, petal, brave, hero”, 映 (yeong) meaning “reflect light” or 泳 (yeong) meaning “dive, swim” combined with 浩 (ho) meaning “great, numerous, vast” or 皓 (ho) meaning “bright, luminous, clear, hoary”. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Jeong 정, 靜, 貞, 正 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 靜 (jeong) meaning “quiet, still, gentle” or 貞 (jeong) meaning “virtuous, chaste, loyal”, as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.

Woo-Jin 우진, 宇眞, 佑鎭 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 우진 (see U-Jin).

Hyeon-Jeong 현정, 賢廷, 炫貞 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning “virtuous, worthy, able” or 炫 (hyeon) meaning “shine, glitter” combined with 廷 (jeong) meaning “courtyard” or 貞 (jeong) meaning “virtuous, chaste, loyal”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Sung-Min 성민, 成敏, 性旻 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see Seong-Min).

Sung-Ho 성호, 成鎬, 盛晧 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).

Yeong-Cheol 영철, 永哲 Korean
FroSino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning “perpetual, eternal” combined with 哲 (cheol) meaning “wise, sage”. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Jung 정, 靜, 貞, 正 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정 (see Jeong).

Jong-Su 종수, 宗秀 Korean
FroSino-Korean 宗 (jong) meaning “lineage, ancestry” and 秀 (su) meaning “luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding”, as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.

Dong-Geun 동근, 東根 Korean
FroSino-Korean 東 (dong) meaning “east” and 根 (geun) meaning “root, foundation”, as well as other hanja character combinations.

Yeong-Hwan 영환, 永煥, 泳煥 Korean
FroSino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning “perpetual, eternal” or 泳 (yeong) meaning “dive, swim” combined with 煥 (hwan) meaning “shining, brilliant, lustrous”. Other hanja combinations are possible as well.

Ji-Young 지영, 智英, 知榮 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지영 (see Ji-Yeong).

Jung-Hee 정희, 正姬, 靜姬, 正熙 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정희 (see Jeong-Hui).

Ji-Hun 지훈, 智勛, 志勛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” or 志 (ji) meaning “will, purpose, ambition” combined with 勛 (hun) meaning “meritorious deed, rank”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Sung-Soo 성수, 成洙, 聖洙 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see Seong-Su).

Min-Jun 민준, 敏俊, 旼俊 Korean
FroSino-Korean 敏 (min) meaning “quick, clever, sharp” or 旼 (min) meaning “gentle, affable” combined with 俊 (jun) meaning “talented, handsome”. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Hyun-Woo 현우, 賢祐, 顯雨 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see Hyeon-U).

Sung-Jin 성진, 成震, 星鎭 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see Seong-Jin).

Jeong-Hun 정훈, 正勛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning “right, proper, correct” and 勛 (hun) meaning “meritorious deed, rank”, as well as other hanja character combinations.

Young-Gi 영기, 榮起 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영기 (see Yeong-Gi).

Eun 은, 恩, 銀 Korean
FroSino-Korean 恩 (eun) meaning “kindness, mercy, charity” or 銀 (eun) meaning “silver, money”, as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.

Byeong-Ho 병호, 炳浩, 炳昊 Korean
FroSino-Korean 炳 (byeong) meaning “bright, luminous, glorious” combined with 浩 (ho) meaning “great, numerous, vast” or 昊 (ho) meaning “summer, sky, heaven”. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Jae-Seong 재성, 在成, 宰誠 Korean
FroSino-Korean 在 (jae) meaning “located at, exist” or 宰 (jae) meaning “kill, rule” combined with 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” or 誠 (seong) meaning “sincere, honest, true”. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Duri 두리 f & Korean
Means “two” in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).

Hyun 현, 賢, 顯 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현 (see Hyeon).

Myung 숙, 明 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 숙 (see Myeong).

Yong 용, 勇 Chinese, Korean
FroChinese 勇 (yǒng) meaning “brave” or 永 (yǒng) meaning “perpetual, eternal”. This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example frothe hanja 勇 meaning “brave”. This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.

Seong-Ho 성호, 成鎬, 盛晧 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” or 盛 (seong) meaning “abundant, flourishing” combined with 鎬 (ho) meaning “stove, bright” or 晧 (ho) meaning “daybreak, bright”. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.

Su-Bin 수빈, 秀斌 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 秀 (su) meaning “luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding” combined with 斌 (bin) meaning “refined”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Yeong-Gi 영기, 榮起 Korean
FroSino-Korean 榮 (yeong) meaning “glory, honour, flourish, prosper” and 起 (gi) meaning “rise, stand up, begin”. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Jeong-Ho 정호, 正好, 正浩 Korean
FroSino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning “right, proper, correct” combined with 好 (ho) meaning “good, excellent” or 浩 (ho) meaning “great, numerous, vast”. This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.

Sung-Hyun 성현, 成鉉 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see Seong-Hyeon).

Seong-Hyeon 성현, 成鉉 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” combined with 鉉 (hyeon), which refers to a device used to lift a tripod cauldron. Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Sang 상, 常, 尚 Korean
FroSino-Korean 常 (sang) meaning “common, frequent, regular” or other characters that are pronounced similarly.

Gyeong 경, 京, 景, 敬 Korean
FroSino-Korean 京 (gyeong) meaning “capital city”, 景 (gyeong) meaning “scenery, view”, 敬 (gyeong) meaning “respect, honour”, or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.

Seung 승, 昇, 勝, 承 Korean
FroSino-Korean 昇 (seung) meaning “rise, ascent”, 勝 (seung) meaning “victory, excel” or 承 (seung) meaning “inherit”, as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.

Soo-Jin 수진, 收眞, 壽珍 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 수진 (see Su-Jin).

Si-U 시우, 始祐, 始雨 Korean
FroSino-Korean 始 (si) meaning “begin, start” combined with 祐 (u) meaning “divine intervention, protection” or 雨 (u) meaning “rain”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Joo-Won 주원, 周元, 周媛 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 주원 (see Ju-Won).

Young-Ho 영호, 英浩, 泳浩, 映皓 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영호 (see Yeong-Ho).

Seong-Min 성민, 成敏, 性旻 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” or 性 (seong) meaning “nature, character, sex” combined with 敏 (min) meaning “quick, clever, sharp” or 旻 (min) meaning “quick, clever, sharp”. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.

Young-Soo 영수, 永壽 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영수 (see Yeong-Su).

Jung-Hoon 정훈, 正勛 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정훈 (see Jeong-Hun).

Ji-Hu 지후, 智厚 Korean
FroSino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning “wisdom, intellect” combined with 厚 (hu) meaning “thick”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Hyeon 현, 賢, 顯 Korean
FroSino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning “virtuous, worthy, able” or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.

Seok 석, 石, 錫 Korean
FroSino-Korean 石 (seok) meaning “stone” or 錫 (seok) meaning “tin”, as well as other characters that are pronounced the same way.

Eun-Jung 은정, 恩廷, 恩婷, 慇婷 f & Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see Eun-Jeong).

Hwan 환, 煥 Korean
FroSino-Korean 煥 (hwan) meaning “shining, brilliant, lustrous” or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.

Seong-Hun 성훈, 成勛 Korean
FroSino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning “completed, finished, succeeded” combined with 勛 (hun) meaning “meritorious deed, rank”. Other hanja character combinations can forthis name as well.

Ji-U 지우, 芝雨, 志宇 f & Korean
FroSino-Korean 芝 (ji) meaning “sesame” or 志 (ji) meaning “will, purpose, ambition” combined with 雨 (u) meaning “rain” or 宇 (u) meaning “house, eaves, universe”. Other combinations of hanja characters can forthis name as well.

Si-Woo 시우, 始祐, 始雨 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 시우 (see Si-U).

Ji-Hoon 지훈, 智勛, 志勛 Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지훈 (see Ji-Hun).

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So there you have it, a comprehensive guide to the most popular Korean boy names. If you’re looking for a name that will stand out and be unique in Korea (or anywhere else), these are definitely some great options to consider. What’s your favorite name from the list?

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