Gender Feminine
Usage Korean
Scripts 영자(Korean Hangul) 英子, etc.(Korean Hanja)
Pronounced Pron. /jʌŋ.d͡ʑa/  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEiko, Hideko(Japanese)


Entry updated April 16, 2019