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Gender Unisex
Language(s) Korean
Meaning Different depending on hanja
Other names
Alternative spelling Ju-hyun, Ju-hyeon
Korean orthography
Hangul 주현
Hanja , , , , , , , , and others
Revised Romanization Ju-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Chuhyŏn

Joo-hyun (Hangul주현), also spelled Joo-hyeon or Ju-hyun, is a Korean given name, that is a unisex name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 56 hanja with the reading "joo" and 35 hanja with the reading "hyun" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.[1]


People with this name include:


  • Noh Joo-hyun (born Noh Un-young, 1946), South Korean actor
  • Ock Joo-hyun (born 1980), South Korean musical theatre actress and pop singer, member of the girl group Fin.K.L
  • Park Sihyun (born Park Ju-hyun, 1986), South Korean female singer, member of girl group Spica[2]
  • Kim Ju-hyeon (born 1987), South Korean actress
  • Seohyun (born Seo Ju-hyun, 1991), South Korean female singer, member of Girls' Generation
  • Irene (singer) (born Bae Joo-hyun, 1991), South Korean female singer, member of Red Velvet
  • Buffy (born Kim Ju-hyeon, 1995), South Korean male rapper, former member of Madtown[3]
  • Yun Ju-hyeon, South Korean drummer, former member of Oh! Brothers
  • McKay Kim (Korean name Kim Joo-hyun), former contestant on K-pop Star


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "SPICA 朴珠泫,完成改名手續 以新名字「朴是炫」開始活動" [SPICA's Park Ju-hyun finished name change procedures, will be active under new name Park Si-hyun]. Korea Economic Daily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2018. 
  3. ^ 문완식 [Mun Wan-sik] (14 March 2015). "매드타운 '엠블랙 동생 그룹? 우리는 우리다'(인터뷰)". Star News. Retrieved 25 February 2018.