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What are the most popular Korean male & female baby names of 2017?

By beansss   Wednesday, October 4, 2017   27,000   187   58
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2017 is nearing its end, and this year, over 130,000 baby girls and over 140,000 baby boys registered their births to the Korea Supreme Court's electronic family registry system. 

So which Korean names were the most popular for male and female babies in 2017? Which names remained popular among newborns in the past 5 years? According to the Supreme Court's electronic family registry system, the #1 name for baby boys in 2017 was Do Yoon, with 2,120 babies registered with this name. The #1 name for baby girls in 2017 was Ha Yoon with 1,946 babies registered. Below, you can compare the top 10 baby names from 2016 to the top 10 from 2017. 

Top 10 Male Baby Names in 2016 (left) / 2017 (right)
1. Min Jun / Do Yoon
2. Seo Jun / Ha Jun
3. Ha Jun / Seo Jun
4. Do Yoon / Si Woo
5. Joo Won / Min Jun
6. Ye Jun / Ye Jun
6. Si Woo / 7. Joo Won
8. Ji Ho / Yoo Jun
9. Jun Woo / Ji Ho
10. Yoo Jun / Jun Woo

Top 10 Female Baby Names in 2016 (left) / 2017 (right)
1. Seo Yoon / Ha Yoon
2. Seo Yeon / Seo Yoon
3. Ha Yoon / Seo Yeon
4. Ji Yoo / Ha Eun
5. Ji Woo / Ji Yoo
6. Ha Eun / Ji Woo
7. Ji Ah / Su Ah
8. Su Ah / Ha Rin
9. Seo Hyun / Ji Ah
10. Ha Rin / Seo Ah



It turns out, from 2014-2016, the name Seo Yoon retained the #1 spot for the most popular baby girl names. In popular baby boy names, the name Min Jun ranked #1 in 2012, 2014, and 2015, while the name Seo Jun ranked #1 in 2013-2014. 

What are some of your favorite Korean baby names? 





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