130+ Korean boy names organized by meaning

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Here’s a list of Korean boy names organized by their meaning. Choosing a name for your little one is no easy task. You want it to mean something. You want it to hold honor and tradition. And yet, you want it to sound unique and perfectly describe your sweet, precious baby. 

Korean boy names are great because each name means something very special. In fact, they’re often a combination of two or more meanings. Bear in mind, these names may slightly vary in meaning or spelling depending on the Hanja used for the original Korean name. 

Nonetheless, whether you see your little one becoming a great and powerful CEO one day, or a feisty dragon bringing brightness and happiness – here’s a list to inspire the perfect name. 

Jump straight to each meaning:

Korean boy names to inspire WISDOM:

Ji-ho

Wisdom and greatness

Ji-yoo

Wisdom and abundant

Ji-hoon

Wisdom and rank

Hyun-shik

Wisdom and honesty

Ji-tae

Wisdom and ease

Ji-woong

Wisdom

Man-sik

Only wisdom

Korean boy names to inspire GREATNESS

Ha-jun

Great and talented

Ji-ho

Wise ad great

Sung-ho

Successor and greatness

Young-ho

Eternal and great

Daeshim

Greatest mind

Byeong-ho

Bright and great

Dae-Jung

Great and righteous

Dae-Seong

Great voice

Ha-Joon

Great and talented

Ji-hun

Ambition and merit

Gyeong-tae

Age of greatness

Hyun-ho

Mysterious and great or vast

Hyun-tae

Mysterious and great

Jae-joon

Mountain trail and great man

Jeong-Ho

Right and great

Kwang-ho

Light and great

Kyung-joon

Happy event and greatness

Seung-ho

Winning and greatness

Si-woo

Great world

Tae

Great

Tae-il

Great sun

Tae-joon

Great and handsome

Tae-min

Great people

Tae-soo

Great water

Tae-suk

Great and virtuous

Tae-sung

Great and successful

Tae-woo

Great world

Tae-wook

Great and brilliant

Tae-woong

Great hero

Yeong-jun

Dragon and greatness

Young-tae

Forever and greatness

Korean boy names to inspire POWER, BRAVERY, and STRENGTH

Jeong-gwon

Heavy power

Seung

Victor or winner

Seok-ho

Strength and heaven

Tae-yong

Strong leader

Ho

Tiger, brave, or fierce

Ho-jin

Tiger and brilliance

Seung-jae

Victory and talent

Korean boy names to inspire ABUNDANCE and WEALTH

Ji-yoo

Wise and abundant

Eun-seoung

Abundant and sincere

Seung-ho

Victory and abundance

Young-ho

To swim in abundance

Hyun-woo

Wealth, luck and strength

Joo-heon

Jewels and wealth

Seung-heon

Victory and wealth

Korean boy names to inspire LUCK

Hyun-woo

Good luck and strength

Jun-seo

Handsome and auspicious 

Seo-jun

Auspicious and handsome

Korean boy names to inspire ETERNITY

Young-chui

Eternal and firm

Eyong-soo

Eternal life

Eyong-jun

Eternal and great man

Young-jae

Prosperity and eternity

Young

Forever unchanged (how fitting!)

Young-soo

Prosperity Forever

Yong-hoon

Forever teaching

Young-hwan

Forever bright

Young-sik

Forever plated

Young-tae

Forever great

Young-wook

Forever rising sun

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Korean names for the HAPPY and BRIGHT

Hee-chui

Happiness

Kwang-hwan

Light and happy

Kyung-hwan

Happy egg

Hyung-jae

Happy mountain

Kyung-joon

Happy and great

Tae-young

Happy leader

Byung-hee

Authority and brightness

Chang-min

Bright, clear day

Hwan

Bright 

Hyun

Brightness or virtue

Ho-jin

Fierce and bright

Ho-sung

Bright victory

Jun-ho

Handsome and bright

Kyung-soo

Bright and flowering

Min-ho

Bright and good

Min-hyeok

Keen and bright

Min-ki

Brightness and energy

Myung-bak

Brilliant gourd

Mung-hoon

Brilliant teacher

Myung-jun

Bright and handsome

Myung-soo

Bright water

Sung-bin

Successful and bright

Young-hwan

Forever bright

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Korean boy names to inspire HONOR and RESPECT

Kyung-chui

Honor and respect

Jae-hyun

Respect and virtue

Young-jae

Prosperity and respect

Korean boy names that mean HANDSOME

Joon-woo

Handsome and divine

Jun-seo

Handsome and auspicious

Min-jun

Gentle and handsome

Seo-jun

Auspicious and handsome

Ye-jun

Courageous and handsome

Ha-joon

Grand and handsome

Ho-jun

Heavenly and handsome

Hyun-jun

Wise and handsome

Joon-ki

Handsome foundation

Jun-ho

Handsome sky

Min-jun

Sharp and handsome

Myung-jun

Bright and handsome

Sang-jun

Handsome and talented

Tae-joon

Great and handsome

Ye-jun

Talented and handsome

Yong-joon

Dragon and handsome

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Korean boy names for your little DRAGON

Yong-sun

The main dragon

Myung-yong

Bright dragon

Sung-yong

Becoming the dragon

Won-yong

One dragon

Yong-gi

Dragon foundation

Yong-ho

Dragon the great

Yong-joon

Dragon and handsome

Yong-nam

South dragon

Yong-gun

Sky dragon

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Gyeonbok Palace, Korea

Korean CITIES that would make great names

Seoul

Busan

Daejeon

Jinhae

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