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100+ Korean Dog Names: Beautiful & Innovative Ideas (with Meanings)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you are looking for an on-trend name inspired by the most current culture crazes, or something breezy and cool, Korean dog names may be just what you are searching for. With an intriguing history, Korea is known for its northern and southern divisions. In the last few years, their culture and influence have rapidly increased in North America as beauty trends and KPop have become popular with the rest of the world. Whether you’re looking to pay tribute to the culture or language, or are set on having the coolest dog name out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite and most interesting Korean names with meanings for you to consider for your pooch.

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Female Korean Dog Names 

  • Suwan
  • Nari
  • Osan
  • So-Ra
  • Jeju
  • Eun-Ji
  • Kyu
  • Nam Sung
  • Haru
  • Bora
  • Du-Hu
  • Anju
  • Udo
  • Min
  • Yeo
  • Mi Young
  • BoA
  • Hana
  • Suga
  • Taebaek
  • Asan
  • Kimchi
  • Busan

Male Korean Dog Names 

  • Korea
  • Ji-Ho
  • Seok
  • Si Woo
  • Onew
  • Dasik
  • Misu
  • Seo Jin
  • Moon Jae
  • Bulgogi
  • Bingsu
  • Bora
  • Psy
  • Jebudo
  • Daegu
  • Gimpo
  • Min-Jun
  • Soju
  • Gi
  • Jindo
  • Hongdo
  • Jungkook
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Image credit: KoreaKHW, Shutterstock

Korean Dog Names with Meanings

Although they may not seem like obvious choices, a few Korean words actually make for great pet names. We have lost a few below for you to consider.

  • Yon (Blossom)
  • Yong (Brave)
  • Jin (Jewel)
  • Chin (Precious)
  • Suk (Rock/Stone)
  • Cho (Beautiful/Handsome)
  • Nam-Sun (Pure/|Honest)
  • Seulgi (Wisdom)
  • So Hui (Glorious)
  • Geon (Strength)
  • Kwan (Strong)
  • HakKun (Literary Roots)
  • So-Hook (Clear Lake)
  • Joon (Talent)
  • Hyun Ki (Clever)
  • Danbi (Welcome Rain)
  • Beom (Model/Pattern)
  • Bo-Mi (Beautiful)
  • Chung Cha (Noble)
  • Bitna (Shining)
  • Mi Sun (Beauty/Goodness)
  • Ae-Cha (Loving)
  • Baram (Wind)
  • Yujn (Lotus)
  • Daeshim (Greatest Mind)
  • Gereum (Cloud)
  • Eui (Righteousness)
  • Min-Ho (Brave/Heroic)
Korean jindo dog
Korean Jindo | S.S.B, Shutterstock

Cute Korean Dog Names

We know that your puppy deserves a name that honors how absolutely precious they are, and Korean names are just that!   Whether your new hound has the sweetest puppy-dog eyes, playful personality, or fuzzy coat, there is sure to be a Korean name that compliments their charming features.

  • Duri (Two)
  • Iseul (Dew)
  • Jeong (Quiet)
  • Bokshiri (Fluffy)
  • Wonsoongi (Monkey)
  • Ji (Smart)
  • Haengbogi (Happy)
  • Sunja (Meek/Mild)
  • Byeol (Star)
  • Maeum (Heart)
  • Geomeun (Black)
  • Saja (Lion)
  • Haenguni (Lucky)
  • In Na (Delicate)
  • Gae (Dog)
  • Jwi (Mouse)
  • Gyeong (Respect)
  • Jakada (Little)
  • Miso (Smile)
  • Sagwa (Apple)
  • Dasom (Love)
  • Podo (Grape)
  • Hayan (White)
  • Hae (Ocean)
  • Mushil (Beautiful Kingdom)
  • Hudu (Walnut)
  • Noran (Yellow)
  • Joeun (Good)

Bonus: Korean Dog Breeds

Several breeds originated in Korea – and maybe you’ve got one, and that’s why you’ve decided on a name inspired by their homeland! Here are a few of the Korean breeds that also double great as pup names.

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Finding the Right Korean Name for Your Dog

The ideal Korean-inspired dog name should be an equal blend of trendy and authentic, and we hope that by providing you with a few rad suggestions, we have led you to the right fit. We are sure there is something great for every type of pup with names like Beom and Psy to choose from.

If you’re still up in the air, check out one of our other dog name lists linked below.

Feature Image Credit: HYUKSSTUDIO, Shutterstock

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