Mi-young

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Mi-young
Hangul
미영
Hanja
and others
Revised RomanizationMi-yeong
McCune–ReischauerMiyŏng

Mi-young, also spelled Mee-young or Mi-yong, is a Korean feminine given name. It was the seventh-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 1960, falling to tenth place by 1970.[1]

Hanja[edit]

Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 34 hanja with the reading "young" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.[2] Ways of writing this name in hanja include:

  • (아름다울 미 areumdaul mi; 꽃부리 영 ggotburi yeong or 뛰어날 영 ddwieonal yeong): "beautiful flower petals" or "beautiful and outstanding"

People[edit]

People with this name include:

Entertainers[edit]

  • Lee Mi-young (actress) (born 1961), South Korean actress
  • Tiffany Hwang (Korean name Hwang Mi-young, born 1989), American-born singer in South Korea, member of Girls' Generation

Sportspeople[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Ryu Mi-yong (born 1921), chairwoman of North Korea's Chondoist Chongu Party
  • Toni Ko (Korean name Ko Mi-young; born 1973), South Korean-born American cosmetics businesswoman
  • Angela Hur (Korean name Hur Mi-young; born 1980), American writer of Korean descent
  • Miyong Kim, South Korean-born American professor of nursing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "한국인이 가장 줗아하는 이름은 무엇일까?". babyname.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  2. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF) (in Korean). Seoul: Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.