Kwak (Korean surname)
Kwak (郭), spelled 곽 in hangul is a surname in Korea. The name can be traced as early as the Kim Silla kingdom. Today an estimated 187,000 people in Korea carry the name. They use the same Chinese character as the Guo/Kuo/Kwok of China. There are different transliterations of the name, but in South Korea, the emerging new spelling is Kwark[dead link], presumably following the lead of Park. Kwak is often mispronounced as Quack. Other variations of Kwak spelled by Koreans include Kwalk, Gwak, Kwark Kwalk, and Koak.
- Kwak Jae-yong Film Director
- Kwak Ji-min Actress
- Kwak Kyung-taek Film Director
- Ji Sung (whose real name is Kwak Tae-geun) Actor
- Kwak Dae-Sung Judoist
- Kwak Hee-Joo Football (Soccer) Player
- Gwak Mi Hee (b. 1974), Cross-country mountain biker and ski mountaineer
- Kwak Min-Jung Figure Skater
- Kwak Yoon-Gy. Short Track Relay Skater
- Kwak Tae-Hwi. Football (Soccer) Player.
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