Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Korean
Scripts (Korean Hangul) 英, 榮, 永, 映, etc.(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. /jʌŋ/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Sino-Korean (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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRong, Yong(Chinese) Anh, Vinh(Vietnamese)


Entry updated June 13, 2019