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Sang (Korean name)

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McCune–Reischauer  Sang
Revised Romanization  Sang
Hanja  Family/given: 尙: yet Given name only: 上: above 常: always 賞: reward 商: business 相: mutual 霜: frost 想: to think 傷: wound 喪: loss 嘗: taste 裳: beautiful 詳: thorough 祥: auspicious 象: elephant 像: statue 床: bed 桑: mulberry tree 狀: shape 償: restitution

Sang is a rare Korean family name, a single-syllable Korean unisex given name, and an element in many two-syllable Korean given names. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write it.


Family name

As a family name, Sang may be written with only one hanja, meaning "yet" or "still" 尙. This family name has one bon-gwan: Mokcheon-eup (목천읍), Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do. The 2000 South Korean census found 2,298 people with this family name.

Given name

There are 35 hanja with the reading "sang" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names; common ones are listed in the table at right.

People with the single-syllable Korean given name Sang include:

  • Yi Sang (1910–1937), birth name Kim Haikyung, Korean writer of the Japanese colonial period
  • Ku Sang (1919–2004), South Korean poet
  • Chang Sang (born 1939), South Korean politician, country's first female prime minister
  • Two names beginning with this syllable were popular names for newborn South Korean boys in the mid-20th century: Sang-chul (10th place in 1950) and Sang-hoon (9th place in 1960 and 1970). Names containing this syllable include:


    Sang (Korean name) Wikipedia

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