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  • 62 Korean Baby Names For Boys That Mean Strong, Successful, And Great

    Plus, all the positive traits that you want your boys to grow up with.
    by Kitty Elicay .
62 Korean Baby Names For Boys That Mean Strong, Successful, And Great
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  • For parents who are welcoming a new bundle of joy, finding the perfect baby name feels like a special mission. They’re always looking for beautiful meanings behind the names, as it signifies their hopes and dreams for their little one. (We have a number of suggestions here.) For those expecting a baby boy and want something unique, why not try Korean names for boys? These are worth a try because they usually center on positive traits and the beauty of nature.

    62 Korean names for boys with beautiful meanings

    Korean given names are typically made up of two syllables. The first syllable is shared by everyone of the same generation in the family, while the second is unique to the individual (for example, siblings will share the first syllable ‘Bong’ but will have different second syllables in their names, like Bong-soon and Bong-ki).

    Each syllable also has a different meaning depending on the hanja (the Korean name for Chinese characters) used to write it, but some modern Korean names already use Hangul (the Korean alphabet). This is why some names that sound alike might have different meanings. Both will reflect the traits and characteristics that Korean parents would like their children to have.

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    Here are some of the most popular names for boys that have beautiful meanings. You might even recognize the name of your favorite actors, K-drama characters, and singers! (Looking for Korean baby names for girls? Find it here.)

    Baek-hyun

    Meaning: Virtuous or good (hyun) older brother (baek)

    Bi

    Meaning: Rain

    Byeong-ho

    Meaning: Bright, luminous, or glorious (byeong) and great, numerous, or vast (ho)

    Chan-yeol

    Meaning: fruitful, profitable

    Chang-min

    Meaning: Bright, clear, good, or proper (chang); strong, robust, tough (min)

    Chung-ho

    Meaning: A righteous lake

    Dae-hyun

    Meaning: Great or honor

    Dae-sung

    Meaning: Big, great, vast, or large (dae) and completed, finished, succeeded (sung)

    Dal-gun

    Meaning: Moon (dal) and to construct, strong, or respect (gun)

    Do-hyun

    Meaning: Virtuous or good (hyun) path

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    Dong-hae

    Meaning: East sea

    Dong-wook

    Meaning: East or pillar, beam (dong) and rising, sun, brilliance, radiant (wook)

    Eun-hyuk

    Meaning: silver (eun) and radiant (hyuk)

    Ha-joon

    Meaning: Summer or great, grand (ha) and talented or handsome (joon)

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    Ha-neul

    Meaning: Heavenly

    Ho-jun

    Meaning: Tiger, brave, fierce or bright, clear

    Ho-seok

    Meaning: Commands adoration. The name broken down means, to order, command, or proclaim (ho) and to cherish, adoration (seok)

    Hwan

    Meaning: Bright

    Hye

    Meaning: A bright and intelligent man

    Hyeon-woo

    Meaning: Virtuous, worthy, or able (hyeon) and divine intervention or protection (woo)

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    Hyuk

    Meaning: Radiant

    Hyun

    Meaning: bright or intelligent

    Hyun-ki

    Meaning: Intelligent, shrewd, or clever

    Hyun-sik

    Meaning: The roots of wisdom

    In-su

    Meaning: Preserving wisdom

    Iseul

    Meaning: Dew

    Jeong-ho

    Meaning: quiet, still, gentle, virtuous, chaste, or loyal (jeong) and great, numerous, vast (ho)

    Jeong-hyuk

    Meaning: Quiet, still, gentle or virtuous, chaste, loyal (jeong) and leather, radiant, abundant, quiet (hyuk)

    Jeong-suk

    Meaning: Quiet, still, gentle or virtuous, chaste, loyal (jeong) and good, pure, charming (suk)

    Ji-hoon

    Meaning: Wisdom or intellect; will, purpose, or ambition (ji) and meritorious deed, rank (hoon)

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    Ji-min

    Meaning: Wisdom (ji) and the autumn sky (min)

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    Jong-dae

    Meaning: Great bell

    Joo-hyuk

    Meaning: radiant jewel

    Joong-ki

    Meaning: The second in order and foundation

    Joon-jae

    Meaning: king or ruler; talented or handsome (joon) and talent or ability; wealth or riches (jae)

    Joon-hyung

    Meaning: king or ruler; talented or handsome (joon) and smoothly, progressing, no trouble (hyung)

    Joon-woo

    Meaning: Handsome (joon) and divine intervention, protection, or rain (woo)

    Jung-kook

    Meaning: Straightforward, honorable, or patriotic

    Kwang

    Meaning: Wild

    Kyung-soo

    Meaning: Bright (kyung) and flowering (soo)

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    Man-sik

    Meaning: Deeply rooted

    Man-young

    Meaning: Ten thousand years of prosperity

    Min-ho

    Meaning: Bright and good

    Min-joon

    Meaning: Quick, clever, or sharp (min) and talented or handsome (joon)

    Min-seok

    Meaning: Stone resembling a jade (min) and large or great (seok)

    Nam-joon

    Meaning: Southern direction (nam) and excellent, sharp-minded, and handsome (joon)

    Seung-gi

    Meaning: Rising from a firm foundation

    Sang-wook

    Meaning: One who is always well and healthy

    Seo-joon

    Meaning: Felicitous, omen, or auspicious; unfold, comfortable, or easy (seo) and talented or handsome (joon)

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    Seok-jin

    Meaning: Masterful, very or extremely (seok) and treasure or precious (jin)

    Seong-su

    Meaning: Completed, finished, succeeded; holy, sacred (seong) and a river in China (su)

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    Si-jin

    Meaning: Begin, start (si) and gold, metal, money (jin)

    Si-won

    Meaning: Cool; refreshing

    Soo-hyun

    Meaning: gold, excellence, and virtuous

    Sung

    Meaning: Successor or one on the verge of winning

    Tae-yang

    Meaning: Sun

    Tae-hyung

    Meaning: Peace, prosperity, wonder, or beauty (tae) and smooth, fortunate, flowing, or a rich person (hyung)

    Ye-joon

    Meaning: Art, talent, or craft (ye) and talented or handsome (joon)

    Yeong-jae

    Meaning: Glory, honor, flourish, or prosper (yeong) and to rule (jae)

    Yong-sik

    Meaning: brave or perpetual, eternal (yong) and plant, trees, grow (sik)

    Yoon-gi

    Meaning: A precious jade

    Young-joon

    Meaning: Flower, petal, brave, hero (young) and talented or handsome (joon)

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