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Some of the most profound and difficult decisions we face as parents are often also the first decisions we face. The decision we are speaking of today is the choice of your baby’s name. While there are several places to search and plenty of family members to pull ideas from, it doesn’t make the decision any less difficult. This decision is, after all, one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The name you choose for your baby will be sticking around for quite some time.
Parents who are looking for a unique name sometimes have an even more difficult time trying to decide on one. With uncommon names becoming “more popular”, parents are having to turn to even more unique places to pull names for their list. Some of the places parents are turning to are other countries and other cultures. By looking at other cultures for name choices you can find something unique to you that is also a strong cultural name with deep meanings. We hope you will enjoy these Korean baby names. If a unique name is something you are looking for, we guarantee you will find something you love on this list.
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The pronunciation of this name is pretty simple. It sounds basically like the English word “young”. This beautiful Korean name is used for both boys and girls alike. It would be a perfect choice for anyone who faced any type of adversary while trying to conceive. The name translates to mean “a person with courage” and who better to represent courage than a mother who moved heaven and earth to conceive her child? The name would of course also be an excellent choice for parents who wish to bestow the trait of courage onto their child. We love it because of its short and simple sound and profound uniqueness.
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This name is pronounced as “AH-rum” and it is traditionally a girl’s name in Korea. Not only is the spelling beautiful but, it also has a sound that just seems to roll right off of your tongue with ease. This name would suit any little girl in your life and is the best choice for any parent who believes (or wishes) their offspring should be the next top model. As the name translates to mean “beautiful”, any child given this name is destined to be just that. We love this name because of its unique sound and beautiful(literally) meaning.
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This name has an easy pronunciation of “BAW-ra” making it a great choice for any parent looking for something different, and yet simple to pronounce. If you have a love for colors, purple in particular, this name should be at the top of your list. In translation, this name means “purple”, and can be used for either a boy or girl. Anyone looking for an uncommon name that still has roots in popularity should choose Bora. A child given this name would share their name with musician, Bora Yoon. We love this name because of its link to the musical world and easy pronunciation.
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This name is pronounced “H-WAN”. It is a Korean name used almost exclusively for boys. It is a great choice for parents who seek an easy to spell, and yet unique name. If you follow the notion that your child’s name has a bearing on their future personality and intelligence is something you seek for your little one, you should definitely give this name a harder look. Translated to mean “bright”, any child given this name is sure to outshine and outsmart everyone around them. We love this name because of its brilliant meaning, ease of spelling and interesting sound.
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You pronounce this name as it looks, simply “NAH-ri”. This Korean baby girl name is absolutely beautiful and also has a beautiful meaning. It is an excellent choice for parents looking for a unique name with a beautiful sound. As the name translates to mean “Lily” it is also the perfect choice for any parent who favors floral names and yet is looking for something more interesting than the usual Lily and Rose. Any baby girl given this name is sure to be as beautiful as the flower itself. We love this name because of its ties to the beautiful floral names out there while still being a unique choice.
You pronounce this name as “ook.” Wook is an interesting Korean name that can be used equally for boys or girls. If you are looking for a name like no other that your child will not be sharing with a dozen children on the block, then you should definitely give Wook a second look. When you translate this name it means “sunrise” which makes it the absolute perfect choice for any scenery loving parent. A child given this name will be just as special as its namesake. We love this name because of how unique and uncommon it is.
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This name is pronounced “HAH-nul”, and you can use this unique name for your little boy or girl either one. Haneul is the name for you if you enjoy a name that is truly uncommon. You could also shorten it to Nully, which we think is absolutely adorable. If you are looking for a name that has a biblical connection, this name would be perfect. When translated this name means “Heavenly”, and any baby given this name will definitely be just that. We love this name because of its ability to shorten, uniqueness, and spelling, along with its biblical connection.
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Pronounced as “Doo-Ree”, and used for both boys and girls alike this unique Korean name should be at the top of everyone’s list. Its two short syllables make it easy on the ears, and yet still give it an intriguing sound. This name would be perfect for anyone’s second born as in translation it means “two”. It would also pair nicely with anyone who is expecting twins and would like a unique way to name them in birthing order. Although it is short and sweet enough itself, you could shorten this name to Ree if you would like a cute nickname. We love this name because of its ease of spelling and its nice sound.
This name is pronounced exactly like the more common American name Hannah, and yet has a connection to the Korean culture. It is used traditionally as a name for little girls. Like the previous name mentioned, Hana also has a numerical meaning. When translated this name means “one”, making these names the perfect pair for anyone expecting twins. How cute would a little set of twin girls named Hana and Duri be? Of course, this name could be used just as perfectly on its own. If you are looking for a name with Korean origins that still has a familiar sound, this name would be a perfect choice. We love this name because of its unique spelling and familiar connection.
You pronounce this name as it looks, “Jee-Hay”, and it can be used for either little boys or girls. If you would like to shorten this name, we think “Ji Ji” would be absolutely adorable! This is another name you could give a child who you wish to bestow intelligence on. In translation, this name means, “wisdom” making it an excellent choice for parents looking to ensure a little extra academic ability in their child. We love this name because of its ability to generate a cute nickname while also sounding amazing in its full form.
This name is pronounced as “Men-Jee”, and is one of our favorites out of all the uncommon Korean names on this list. It is normally used as a girl’s name; however, we could see this used as a little boy’s name as well. The name has a sound that we just love. It is short and quirky and yet not entirely far-fetched as a sensible name for your baby. In translation, the name means “quick-witted” which is a great trait for any child to have. We love the name because of the way it seems to have almost a melodious sound when falling off your tongue.
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You pronounce this name as “My-Son”, and it is an excellent Korean name for baby boys. This name has an aesthetically appealing spelling and looks great written out. This makes it a favorite choice for someone looking for an uncommon name without sacrificing written appeal. If you are looking for a name to instill wonderful traits and character to your child, you should look no further. Mi-Sun is translated as “beauty and goodness” and any child given this name would definitely appreciate it. You could absolutely use the nickname of Sonny as well, which just adds to the appeal of this cute name. We love it because of its beautiful letter arrangement and ease of spelling.
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Pronounced as it looks “Jen-Joo” this name is the perfect Korean baby name for anyone looking for something with a little culture that still has the ability to have a more familiar nickname. You could easily use the name Jinny for this unique and beautiful choice. This name will ensure your child is a rare gem among children as the name translates to mean “pearl”, one of the most beautiful and rare gems. Jin-Joo is used most often as a girl’s name, and we believe it would be the perfect name for any little girl. We love this name because of its unique tie to culture while still having a familiar nickname readily available to use.
This name is pronounced “oori” and while it is not a traditional name in Korea, it is used by families in Korea for their little girls often. This name is fitting for anyone who wants to show their child just how happy they are to have them in their lives as it translates to mean “ours”. While we believe this name is perfect in its whole form, you could definitely shorten it to “Ri” which is absolutely adorable as well! This name is a perfect choice for any little girl. We love it because of its quirky and unique sound and cute nickname possibility.
You pronounce this name exactly how it is spelled as “Chun-ja”. It is used equally between boys and girls in Korea and would make an amazing name for your child. The name has a simple spelling which adds to its appeal. This name would be a perfect choice for anyone who loves springtime and everything about it, or for a child born in the spring, as the name in translation simply means, “spring-child”. We love this name because it has such a simple spelling and easy pronunciation while still being unique with its Korean origins.
This name is pronounced as “song-ook” and is a name used for both boys and girls alike. This name is a very unique choice with both its letter choice and sound. If you are looking for a name that has the perfect meaning, look no further than this. Song-Wook translates to mean one who is always well and healthy and who wouldn’t want that for their child? Any child with this name is destined for a life of health and happiness. While the pronunciation is a bit tougher than some, the name is still at the top of our list, and we believe it would be an excellent name for any little boy or girl. We love it because of its strong meaning and profound uniqueness.