Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts 영(Korean Hangul) 英, 榮, 永, 映, etc.(Korean Hanja)
Meaning & History
From Sino-Korean 英 (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters that 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.