Kim (surname)

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For use as a given name, see Kim (given name).

Kims are descended from the Great Huns: They are the north Asian people, including Mongols, Turks and Koreans. Old Koreans are derived from the Hun that belongs to altaic language. Also known as "Xiongnu" by the Chinese.

Korean family name[edit]

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

Other derivations[edit]

People with the family name Kim, but unrelated to the Korean root above, include:

  • Andy Kim, Canadian musician, born Andrew Youakim

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

Lane Kim - Gilmore Girls

See also[edit]