Sim (Korean surname)

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Region of originNorth and South Korea
Other names
See alsoShěn
Revised RomanizationSim

Shim or Sim is a Korean surname. There are six Shim clans in Korea based in the regions of[1] Cheongsong, Pungsan, Samcheok, Buyu, Uiryeong, and Jeonju. The biggest Shim clan is Cheongsong;[1] they comprise about 85% of the all those with the surname Shim. Fourteen percent of all Korean Shims are members of the Pungsan and Samcheok clans. As of 2000, there were 252,255 people with this surname in South Korea, less than 1% of the population[citation needed].

List of famous people[edit]

Cheongsong clan[edit]

The biggest clan is Cheongsong clan whose founder was General Shim hong-bu in Goryeo Dynasty.

List of Cheongsong Shim's generation names[edit]

  • 19th: Ji (0지, 0之)
  • 20th: Neung (능0, 能0)
  • 21st: Ui (의0, 宜0)
  • 22nd: Taek (0택, 0澤)
  • 23rd: Sang (상0, 相0)
  • 24th: Seop (0섭, 0燮)
  • 25th: Jae (재0, 載0)
  • 26th: Bo (0보, 0輔)
  • 27th: Gyu (규0, 揆0)
  • 28th: Yong (0용, 0用)
  • 29th: Yeong (영0, 寧0)
  • 30th: Gi (0기, 0起)
  • 31st: Jang (장0, 章0)
  • 32nd: Hu (0후, 0厚)

Emblem of Cheongsong Shim[edit]

The Cheongsong Shim clan has an emblem (logo). In the emblem, there are rivers, pines, and the Hanja for Shim. In Korea, rivers and pines signify human longevity. The circle was modeled on the Sun and the Moon, which symbolize that descendants will move forward, succeed, and be worthy of their ancestors.

Genealogical table[edit]

In 2002, a version of Cheongsong Shim genealogical tables was published as a book. They include 10 volumes of genealogical tables, an index, and an introduction to the history of the Cheongsong Shim clan. According to an officer of the Cheongsong Shim, they will eventually publish genealogical tables in the internet.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 심 沈 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.

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