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For the former animation studio, see Sunwoo Entertainment. For the Xianyu/Seonu people (鮮虞), see Beidi.
Hangul 선우
Hanja Surname

Given name
, , and others
Revised Romanization Seon-u
McCune–Reischauer Sŏnu

Sun-woo, also spelled Seon-woo, is a Korean surname and given name.


As a surname, Sunwoo is written with the hanja . The bon-gwan of the surname is Taiyuan, Shanxi, China.[1] The 2000 South Korean census estimated that there were 3,560 people with this surname in South Korea.[2]

People with this surname include:

Given name[edit]

As a given name, the meaning of Sunwoo differs based on the hanja used to write the name. There are 41 hanja with the reading "sun" and 41 hanja with the reading "woo" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.[3]

People with this given name include:

Fictional characters with this given name include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "태원선우씨". Naver Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "성씨인구분포데이터" [Family name population and distribution data]. South Korea: National Statistics Office. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 2013-10-17.