Gender Masculine
Usage Korean
Scripts 일성(Korean Hangul) 日成, etc.(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. EEL-SUNG
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Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.

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Entry updated July 2, 2017