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Hangul 영철
Hanja , , , , and others
Revised Romanization Yeong-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Yŏng-chŏl

Young-chul, also spelled Yeong-cheol or Yong-chol, is a Korean masculine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 34 hanja with the reading "young" and 11 hanja with the reading "chul" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.[1] According to South Korean government data, it was the eighth-most popular name for baby boys born in 1940, rising to fourth place by 1950.[2][3]


People with this name include:




  • Hyon Yong-chol (1949–2015), North Korean general
  • Yoo Young-chul (born 1970), South Korean serial killer who served as basis for the film The Chaser

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  2. ^ "한국인이 가장 줗아하는 이름은 무엇일까?". Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ "한국인이 가장 줗아하는 이름은 무엇일까?". Retrieved 2012-11-09.