Korean Names in Translation

How a Korean Name Can Be Written in English

A Korean name can be transliterated into English in many different ways. For example, all of the following may well be the name of one person (surname indicated in capital letters):

- and this may not be an exhaustive list.

When a Korean name appears on a document, how should it be spelled out in English translation?

Based on the Korean writing alone, it is not possible to tell exactly how the person would write his/her name in English, and a translator can simply provide one of many possible spellings. For this reason, Korean name in English translation should be regarded only as an approximation.

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