Kim (surname)

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Kim is a surname with multiple origins.

Korean family name[edit]

Kim, sometimes spelt Gim, is the most common family name in Korea.

Vietnamese family name[edit]

Main article: Jin (disambiguation)

Kim is the Vietnamese form of the Chinese surname Jin.

Other derivations[edit]

People with the family name Kim, but without either of the roots above, include:

  • Andy Kim, Canadian musician, born Andrew Youakim
  • Brian Kim (born 1975/76), American former hedge fund manager and criminal

Fictional characters[edit]

Fictional characters with the surname Kim, whether or not any indication is given of ethnic origins, include:

In Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters game series

See also[edit]