Young-jin

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Young-jin
Pronunciation /jʌ̹ŋd͡ʑin/
Gender Both (masculine)
Origin
Word/name Korean
Meaning Different depending on hanja
Young-jin
Hangul 영진
Revised Romanization Yeongjin
McCune–Reischauer Yŏngjin

Young-jin, also spelled Young-jean or Yeong-jin, is a Korean given name, that is a unisex name. It was the sixth-most-popular name for South Korean newborn boys in 1960, falling to tenth place by 1970.[1] Its meaning depends on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 34 hanja with the reading "young" and 43 hanja with the reading "jin" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.[2]

People[edit]

People with this name include:

Entertainers[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Young Jin Cho (born 1946), South Korean-born American Methodist bishop
  • Choi Young-jin (born 1948), South Korean male United Nations official
  • Young Jean Lee (born 1974), South Korean-born American female playwright

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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). Seoul: Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea. Retrieved 28 December 2015.