Kim (Korean surname)

Korean surname (김)

Kim or Gim () is the most common surname, or family name, in Korea. In 2015 more than 10 million people in South Korea had this name. That is over 20% of all people in the country.[2] The Kim family is the current ruling family in North Korea.

Kim
Pronunciation[kim][1]
Origin
Language(s)Korean
MeaningGold, iron
Place of originKorea
Kim
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim
McCune–ReischauerKim

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ReferencesEdit

  1. King, Ross; Yeon, Jaehoon (2015). "2.2 Korean Names". Elementary Korean Second Edition. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462914548.
  2. "2015년 인구주택총조사 전수집계결과 보도자료" [Results of the 2015 Census of Population and Housing survey]. Korean Statistical Information Service. Retrieved 28 May 2019.