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Jin (Korean surname)

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Jin (진) is the romanization of a number of Korean surnames, written as 陳, 秦, 眞, or 晉 in hanja.

Revised Romanization Jin
McCune–Reischauer Gin


陳 (Chen:첸)Edit

Jin (陳), the most common version, derived from the Chinese surname Chen.

秦 (Qin:친)Edit

Jin (秦) is derived from the Chinese surname Qin (surname).

  • during the 7th century Tang Dynasty, Jin Pil Myung (Chinese: 秦弼明; pinyin: Qin Biming) was a Tang general who participated in the Conquest war of Silla, and later returned to China.
  • during the 13th century Song Dynasty, another Jin (秦) family emigrated from China to Goryeo, becoming the Modern Korean Jin (秦) family.

眞 (Zhen:전)Edit

Jin (眞:Zhen), Korean surname of Baekje, Silla, Hubaekje.

晉 (Jin:진)Edit

Jin (晉:Jin)

  • Jin Ham Jo (晉含祚) was officer of goryeo
  • Jin Sun-Kuk (born 1970), South Korean track and field sprinter