Find Out About Korean Names That Radiate Masculinity
Each Korean name has three parts. The first part is the family name that is given to each person and comes from the male parent’s family name. The second and third parts are the given name of every Korean.
The family name is derived from a paternal origin, the second and third parts are given names. Sometimes, the given name is changed to something else in order to bring prosperity, luck, or health to the person. A stage name is given to musicians, actors, and idols before they debut because the names represent their character or are meant for good things or because their original name seems outdated or too common.
Do you want to find out about the actual meaning behind Korean celebrity or Korean idol names? In this article, Byeol Korea will talk about the meaning behind some of those names. So stay tuned!
Byung is one of the popular masculine Korean names. The meaning of the name depends on the Chinese characters of Byung. There are around 17 Chinese characters for Byung, among them are characters meaning bright, luminous, glorious, third, soldier, together, authority, and vase. Popular masculine Korean names using Byung are Byung-chul, Byung-hoon, Byung-wook, Byung-woo, Byung-joon, and Byung-ho. Byung-ho means great, numerous, or vast in the Korean language.
Among Korean male celebrities with the name Byung, the charismatic actor Lee Byung-hun stands out as the most masculine actor. His deep voice, cold stare, prominent jawline, washboard abs, and toned skin defines a manly appearance. Other celebrities with the name Byung include comedian Yoo Byung-jae, actor Choi Byung-mo, and idol trainee Choi Byung-hoon.
Chan means blue, pure, to fill, or cold in Korean languages. Examples of Korean celebrities with Chan elements in their names: professional baseball player Park Chan-ho, comedian Yang Se-chan, EXO’s Chanyeol, SF9’s Chanhee, and The Boyz’s Chanhee.
Dong means elegant, refined, east, copper, period, body, and reason in Korean. It is commonly placed as the first element in given names. Examples of Korean names with Dong elements are: Dong-jun, Dong-hae, Dong-hyeon, Dong-ha, Dong-wook, Dong-geun, Dong-wan, Dong-woo, and Dong-yoon. Korean celebrities that have Dong in their names are: Super Junior’s Dong-hae, actor Lee Dong-wook, actor Yang Dong-geun, football player Lee Dong-gook, and the handsome actor Kang Dong-woon.
Hyun means weep, cry, shine, virtuous, appear, manifest, become visible, and glisten. Examples of celebrities with Hyun in their names are: actor Hyun-bin, actor Yoon Hyun-min, and CIX’s Hyun-seok.
Jae means talent, wealth, cultivate, located at, exist, kill, rule, and again in Korean. Commonly, Jae is used as the first element in a given name. One of the most popular people with Jae element in their name is Park Jae-sang, who’s professionally known as the singer PSY. Several examples of given names that begins with Jae are : Jae-beom, Jae-hee, Jae-hyuk, Jae-wook, and Jae-suk. Korean celebrities that have the Jae element in their names are : rapper Park Jae-beom, famous MC Yoo Jae-suk, actor Song Jae-rim, NCT’s Jaemin, and Got7’s Jaebum.
Joon is derived from the Chinese characters that means king, ruler, talented, and handsome. It is a common part of Korean names for boys. Joon could also be written as Jun, Chun, or June.
Several examples Korean names that begins with Joon are Joon-ha, Joon-seok, Joon-young, Joon-ki, Joon-ho, and Joon-hyuk. Names that end with Joon include Dong-joon, Ha-jun, Ho-jun, Seo-jun, Min-jun, Sang-jun, and Seung-jun.
Korean celebrities that have Joon element in their names are: MBLOQ’s Lee Joon, disgraced singer Jung Jun-young, Busker-Busker’s singer, Jang Beom-june, idol Bum-jun, comedian Kim Joon-hoo, actor Park Seo-joon, and actor Son Ho-jun.
Kwang has around 13 different meanings as Korean characters. Depending on the hanja, Kwang means light, wide, wild, abundant, empty, correct, and glitter. Kwang could be spelled as Gwang, and is mostly used as the first element in given names. Several examples with Kwang elements in given names are: Kwang-hee, Kwang-min, Kwang-seok, Kwang-sik, Kwang-soo, Kwang-hoon and Kwang-jo. Korean celebrities that have Kwang elements in their names are: Running Man’s Lee Kwang-soo, former idol turned TV personality Hwang Kwanghee, Boyfriend’s Jo Kwangmin, and the late singer Kim Kwang-seok.
Min is a quite common Korean boy name. Min means jade, heaven, gentle, name of mountain, strong, robustness, tough, and intelligence. Given names with the Min element have been popular since the turn of the century. Common masculine given names with Min in the name are: Min-hyuk, Kang Min, Kwang-min, Min-soo, Chang-min, Min-woo, Cheol-min, Jung-min, and Hyung-min. Celebrities with the Min element in their names are: TV personality Kim Jong-min, Shinhwa’s Lee Min-woo, Boyfriend’s No Min-woo, senior actor Choi Min-su, and actor Park Min-woo.
Sang is one of the most popular names for boys. Sang means common, yet, still, above, frequent, and regular in Korean. Examples of Korean names with Sang are: Sang-Jun, Sang-chul, Sang-wook, Sang-woo, Sang-yoon, Sang-min, Sang-hoon, Sang-hun, and Sang-yeob. Gwon Sang-woo is the best example of a masculine actor with the name Sang. The actor is well known for the six-pack abs he displayed in the 2013 SBS drama Queen of Ambition. Other celebrities with the name Sang include the melancholic actor Lee Sang-yoong, actor Lee Sang-yeob, and TV personality Lee Sang-min.
Seo means book, west, and auspicious. Commonly, Seo is placed as the first element in given names such as Seo-jun and Seo-jin. Actor Park Seo-jun, actor Lee Seo-jin, and singer Park Seo-jin are examples of celebrities with Seo elements in their names.
That was all the information about popular Korean names that give a masculine vibe. Which one is your favorite name?