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Pronunciation /t͡ɕun.ɦo̞/
Gender Masculine
Word/name Korean
Meaning Different depending on hanja
Other names
Alternative spelling Jun-ho
Hangul 준호
Hanja , , , , and others
Revised Romanization Jun-ho
McCune–Reischauer Chunho

Joon-ho, also spelled Jun-ho, is a Korean given name, that is a masculine name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write the name. There are 34 hanja with the reading "joon" and 49 hanja with the reading "ho" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.[1] Joon-ho was a popular name for baby boys in South Korea for several decades, coming in sixth place in 1970, rising to fourth place in 1980, and falling to seventh place in 1990.[2]

People with this name include:

  • Kenneth Bae (born 1968 as Pae Jun-ho), South Korean-born American missionary imprisoned by North Korea
  • Jeon Joonho (born 1969), South Korean artist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  2. ^ "한국인이 가장 줗아하는 이름은 무엇일까?". Retrieved 2012-11-09.