Bae (surname)

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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?"

There are also people with this surname based on the same Chinese letter in China (as Pei; 裴) and Vietnam (as Bùi).

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 Jong-ok (배종옥, born 1964), South Korean actress
  • 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
  • Bae Ki-jong (배기종, born 1983), South Korean footballer
  • Bae Suzy (배수지, born 1994), South Korean actress 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 Woo-hee (배우희, born 1991), member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet

See also