Sung-chul (name)

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Hangul 성철
Hanja , and others
Revised Romanization Seongcheol
McCune–Reischauer Sŏngch'ŏl

Sung-chul, also spelled Song-chol, is a Korean masculine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with the reading "sung" and 11 hanja with the reading "chul" 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:

  • Pak Song-chol (1913–2008), North Korean politician
  • Yang Sung-chul (born 1939), South Korean political scientist, politician, and diplomat
  • Seongcheol, dharma name of Yi Yeongju (1912–1993), South Korean Seon Buddhist master
  • Shin Sung-chul (born 1952), South Korean physicist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 2013-10-17.