Given Name YEONG

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: Korean
OTHER SCRIPTS: (Korean Hangul), 英, 榮, 永, 映, etc. (Korean Hanja)
PRONOUNCED: YUNG   [details]

Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.

Categories

courage, flowers, nature, plants, virtues
VARIANT: Young
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Rong (Chinese)