South Korean name and gender database

The South Korean database contains 5.274 first names categorized by gender and 5.010 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in South Korea and gives background information about the database.

is not ver well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. Countries like have a reasonable quality first name, last name and gender database. Unfortunately we didn't receive an official South Korean name and gender database. The 5.274 first names we detected in South Korean are based on official first names from other countries. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 18.134 public profiles that we found in South Korean open data sources.

Popular South Korean first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 146 1.4% American British Spanish
Daniel 133 1.3% American British German
James 126 1.2% British American Australian
Jay 120 1.1% American British Canadian
Lee 111 1.0% British American Jamaican
Jason 107 1.0% American British Canadian
John 99 0.9% American British Canadian
Michael 97 0.9% American British German
Chris 95 0.9% American British Canadian
Alex 87 0.8% American British German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 18.134 South Korean profiles from which 10.585 (58%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular South Korean first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Kim 198 2.6% American British Dutch
Young 96 1.3% American British Nigerian
Min 68 0.9% American Bamar Chinese
Choi 63 0.8% Indonesian Filipino American
Jung 49 0.6% American Vietnamese French
Jihye 47 0.6% American Japanese Australian
Jiyoung 45 0.6% American Japanese Australian
Jiwon 45 0.6% American German Mexican
Jessica 39 0.5% American British Brazilian
Soyoung 38 0.5% American Hong Konger Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 18.134 South Korean profiles from which 7.549 (42%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular South Korean last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Kim 2.484 13.7% American British German
Lee 1.410 7.8% American British German
Park 998 5.5% American British German
Choi 525 2.9% American British German
Jung 320 1.8% American British German
Kang 274 1.5% American British German
Cho 258 1.4% American British German
Shin 225 1.2% American British German
Han 202 1.1% American British German
Song 183 1.0% American British German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 18.134 South Korean profiles having 5.010 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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