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For other uses, see BAE (disambiguation) and Pai.
For the shortened form of "babe", see Term of endearment.
Revised Romanization Bae
McCune–Reischauer Pae

Bae, also sometimes spelled Pae or Pai, is a Korean family name. The South Korean census of 2000 found 372,064 people by this surname, or slightly less than 1% of the population.

is the most common form of hanja for this name. There is also the alternative, , a variant of the former lacking the "stem" at the top. A common question when people sharing this surname meet is, "Does your pear (also pronounced 'Bae') have a stem or not?"

List of famous Baes

  • Bae Doona (배두나, born 1979), South Korean model and actress.
  • Bae Eun-sik (배은식), South Korean actor who often portrays Kim Jong-il
  • Pae Kil-su (배길수, born 1972), North Korean gymnast.
  • Bae Jeong-min (배정민, born 1975), South Korean voice actor
  • Bae Seul-ki (배슬기, born 1986), South Korean pop singer.
  • Bae Soo-bin (배수빈, born 1976), South Korean actor.
  • Pae Tal-jun (배달준, born 1936), high-ranking North Korean politician and bureaucrat.
  • Bae Yong-joon (배용준, born 1972), South Korean actor.
  • Bae Yong-kyun (배용균, born 1951), South Korean film director.
  • Bae Young-soo (배영수, born 1981), South Korean baseball player.
  • Bae Hae-min (배해민, born 1988), South Korean footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for FC Seoul
  • Bae Ki-jong (배기종, born 1983), South Korean footballer. He currently plays for Jeju United
  • Bae Suzy (배수지, born 1994), South Korean actor and a member of girl group Miss A
  • Bae Sang-moon (배상문, born 1986), South Korean professional golfer
  • Bae Joo-hyun (배주현, born 1991), or better known as Irene, is a member of South Korean girl group Red Velvet
  • Bae Woohee (배우희, born 1991), member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet.

See also