Korean baby names
are usually unique and only repeated by mistake. The Korean alphabet consists of many different characters. Korean baby names Names are formed by combining any two syllables from these characters. Because of difficulties in translating some Korean characters into Western dialects, many Koreans have taken up Western versions and use their Korean names as middle names. Korean names are transcribed with the surname first, followed by the given name. Korean baby names can be representative of nature, environment, mythology, and characteristics of the individual. Given birth names are not commonly used within a Korean family. Hence, Korean children are often given nicknames within the family circle. Popular baby boy names include Chin-Hae, meaning "truth," Dong-Sun, meaning "goodness of the east," Hyo, meaning "final glory," Kang-Dae, meaning "strong and big," and In-Su, meaning "preserving wisdom." Popular baby girl names include Choon-He, meaning "spring girl," Hyo-Sonn, meaning "daughterly and gentle," Mi-Cha, meaning "beautiful girl," and Sun-Hi, meaning "obedience and joy."