Given Name YEONG-JA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Korean
OTHER SCRIPTS: 영자 (Korean Hangul), 英子, etc. (Korean Hanja)
PRONOUNCED: YUNG-JAH   [details]

Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well. Feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) were popular in Korea during the period of Japanese rule (1910-1945). After liberation this name and others like it declined in popularity.

Categories

courage, flowers, nature, plants, virtues
VARIANT: Young-Ja