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Sora (Korean given name)

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Hangul  소라
McCune–Reischauer  Sora
Revised Romanization  Sora

Sora is a Korean feminine given name. Unlike most Korean given names, which are composed of two single-syllable Sino-Korean morphemes each written with one hanja, Sora is an indigenous Korean name, a single two-syllable word meaning "conch shell". It is one of a number of such native names (called 고유어 이름) that have become more popular in South Korea in recent decades. In some cases, however, parents also choose to register hanja to represent the name, picking them solely for their pronunciation (for example, 曙羅, with hanja meaning "sunlight" and "net", respectively). There are 45 hanja with the reading "so" and 14 hanja with the reading "ra" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may used in given names.

People with this name include:

  • Lee So-ra (model) (born 1969), South Korean model
  • Lee So-ra (singer) (born 1969), South Korean singer
  • Lee So-ra (volleyball) (born 1987), South Korean volleyball player
  • Kang So-ra (born 1990), South Korean film actress
  • Chong So-ra (born 1991), South Korean beauty pageant winner
  • Lee So-ra (tennis) (born 1994), South Korean tennis player
  • Bak So-ra (fl. 1990s), South Korean voice actress
  • References

    Sora (Korean given name) Wikipedia

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