Beautiful Korean Cat Names – 79 Creative Ideas

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Korean cat names are a fun option for new kittens. Why? For starters, they’re highly unique.

When it seems like everyone is naming their cat Bella, Tigger, Oliver or Chloe, you’ll have a far more creative name.

Korean Cat Names

Also, these names celebrate Korean culture. Located on the northeast side of China, Korea today is divided into two distinct territories: North Korea and South Korea. But it wasn’t always that way. The recorded history of the territory dates back to 2333 B.C. when the legendary Dangun founded Gojoseon, the first ever Korean kingdom. A lot happened between then and now; here’s a quick lowdown on the history of Korea.

If you have Korean heritage or are simply inspired by the culture, you should definitely check out these 79 fabulous ideas for Korean cat names.

Korean Cat Names Inspired by Geography

From bustling cities to beautiful beaches to towering mountains, Korea is home to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. The names of these locations provide inspiration for unique, authentic Korean cat names.

  • Korea – This is an obvious idea, but we’re just throwing it out there: You could name your cat Korea after the land of the morning sun.
  • Seoul – The capital of South Korea, Seoul is a booming metropolis with 10 million people.
  • Busan – The second most popular city is South Korea, the beautiful Busan is located at the southeastern-most tip of South Korea.
  • Incheon – Meaning “kind river,” Incheon is a city in the northwestern part of South Korea with 3 million inhabitants.
  • Daegu – Another large city in South Korea, Daegu is great inspiration for a Korean cat name.
  • Suwon – This metropolis has a long, storied history.
  • Ulsan – The seventh largest city in South Korea, Ulsan is considered an industrial powerhouse.
  • Daejeon – Another large metropolis, Daejeon is located in the central region of South Korea.
  • Ggotji – This stunning beach is a must-see attraction.
  • Darangee – The Darangee Village is known for its beautiful rice terraces.
  • Upo – Upo Wetland is a complex of natural wetlands located near the Nakdong River.
  • Jeju – The Jeju Island in the Korea Strait is known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes.

Best Female Korean Cat Names

Why look into Korean cat names? They’re beautiful, unique and reflect a storied culture. 

The following list reflects the best female Korean cat names. You can always use a combination of two or more to create a special name that’s perfect for your cat.

  • Ae-Cha – loving daughter
  • Bae – inspiration
  • Bo-mi – beautiful, pretty
  • Bong Cha – ultimate girl
  • Choon-Hee – spring girl
  • Danbi – welcome rain
  • Eui – righteousness
  • Eun – silver
  • Gaeul – fall, autumn
  • Hae – ocean
  • Ha-eun – kindness, mercy
  • Hea – grace
  • Hye – intelligent
  • In-na – graceful and delicate
  • Ji-a – wisdom and knowledge
  • Kwan – strong
  • Mee – beauty
  • Nam-Sun – pure and honest
  • Seok-Yeong – petal, flower
  • So-Hui – splendid, glorious
  • Sung – successor
  • Ye-Jin – precious and valuable
  • Yu-na – to endure

Get more female Korean names that are also great options for cats.

Best Male Korean Cat Names

If you have a male cat, we highly recommend checking out these masculine Korean names for your kitten. 

  • Dak-Ho – deep lake
  • Geon – strength
  • Ho-Seok – strong, heaven
  • Hwan – shining and bright
  • Jae-Hee – shining
  • Jong-Seok – great, eminent
  • Kyu – standard
  • Min-ho – brave and heroic
  • Seo-Jin – omen
  • Seulgi – wisdom
  • Seung – winning
  • Suk – rock, stone
  • Su-won – defend, protect
  • Tae-Hui – big, great
  • U-Yeong – glory, honor
  • Yeo – mildness
  • Yu-Jin – precious, valuable

Get more male Korean names that are also great options for cats.

Best Unisex Korean Cat Names

Many traditional Korean names are considered unisex. So it doesn’t matter if your cat is a boy or girl – go ahead and pick your favorite. Or pick two and combine them together. 

  • Chin – precious
  • Cho – beautiful/handsome
  • Chun – spring
  • Dae – greatness
  • Dong – east
  • Gi – brave
  • Haneul – heaven/sky
  • Hee – brightness
  • Hei – grace and wisdom
  • Ho – goodness
  • Hyun – virtuous
  • Iseul – dew
  • Ja – attractive
  • Ji – wisdom
  • Jin – jewel
  • Jung – righteous
  • Kyong – brightness
  • Min – Clever
  • Moon – learned
  • Myung – brightness
  • Ryung – the light
  • Sang – forever
  • Shin – belief
  • Soo – excellence
  • Woong – magnificence
  • Yon – blossom
  • Yong – brave

What do you think? Do you know of any Korean cat names that should make the list? And do you have a favorite after looking at all these?

Also, if you’re not sure about Korean cat names, we have plenty more international names for both female and male cats that you should definitely consider. Or try out our Japanese Cat Names.

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11 Comments

  1. NekoArc2012 (NekoArc2012)

    You forgot Nabi

  2. hhhhhhhhh

    min is such a good name

  3. Cadence Barrow

    I love all of these names

  4. Nikah Kapea

    I LOVE THE NAME Upo!

  5. Cat lover

    I think Kimchi is a beautiful name even though it is not in any of the lists.

  6. Everything

    Minho 👁👄👁

  7. Jenissi's Normal Life

    I loved Iseul 😍

  8. Min jun

    i do not want to think of food everytime i talk to my cat

  9. andrea

    Of course you can do a shout out to BTS :D
    Seokjin (Jin), Yoongi (suga), Hoseok (J-hope), Namjoon(RM), Jimin, Taehyung (V) and Jungkook (*´▽`*)
    (Though my mom and I have agreed that Yoongi, Suga and Jimin would be the cutest for a kitten lol)

  10. Leona Miller

    I have a 2-week old kitten so I’ve been searching for a name so then I decided to look up Korean names and well I found one that I love “Yong” so that’s my kittens name now<3

  11. kyonghee

    tori – mean a ball of wool
    paran – mean blue
    noran – mean yellow
    pa-do – mean wave
    na-ri – mean Lily
    Na-vi(Na-bi) mean butterfly or common name for cat
    Namu mean tree

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