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Sook (Korean name)

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McCune–Reischauer  Suk
Revised Romanization  Suk
Hanja  叔 淑 宿 孰 熟 肅 塾 琡 璹 橚 夙 潚 菽

Sook, also spelled Suk, is a single-syllable Korean given name, as well as an element in many two-syllable Korean given names. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write it.


Meaning and hanja

There are 13 hanja with this reading on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names; they are:

Single-syllable given name

People with the given name Sook include:

  • Kim Sook (diplomat) (born 1952), South Korean male diplomat
  • Mun Suk (born 1966), South Korean female cyclist
  • Kim Sook (comedian) (born 1975), South Korean female comedian
  • As name element

    In the mid-20th century, various names containing this element were popular for newborn Korean girls, including:

  • Hyun-sook (6th place in 1950, 8th place in 1960)
  • In-sook (8th place in 1950)
  • Jung-sook (4th place in 1940, 2nd place in 1950)
  • Kyung-sook (7th place in 1950, 5th place in 1960)
  • Mi-sook (2nd place in 1960)
  • Myung-sook (5th place in 1950)
  • Young-sook (2nd place in 1940, 1st place in 1950, 4th place in 1960)
  • Other names containing this element include:

  • Sook-ja
  • Eun-sook
  • Jung-sook
  • Sung-sook
  • Yoon-sook
  • References

    Sook (Korean name) Wikipedia