Origin: English, Chinese Meaning: an English surname from Old English lēah meaning "clearing" or "meadow". It's also a variant spelling of a Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese surname derived  from Chinese character Li (李) meaning "plum" or "plum tree". Other meanings I've come across depending on the kanji are "black"; "reason" or "judge"; "chestnut", "sharp", "benefit", "profit" … Continue reading Lee


Origin: Korean Meaning: as usual the meaning depends on the hanja used, meaning there is a wide variety of meaning for Sun-Hye. Sun (also spelled Seon) means "to give, to be generous" and "good" depending on the hanja, while Hye means "bright, intelligent" or "favor, kindness"; the list below is copied from Wikipedia, listing the … Continue reading Sun-Hye


Origin: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Slovak, Croatian هناء (Arabic) 花 (Japanese) 華 (Japanese) 하나 (Korean) Meaning: Hana is multicultural name with many different meanings. In Arabic it means "bliss, happiness". In Persian, Farsi and Kurdish, spelled ( حَنا ) it becomes the name of the henna plant while Kurdish  ( هانا ) means "hope"- though the last … Continue reading Hana


Origin: Korean, German Meaning: variant transcription of Jeong, from Sino-Korean meaning either "quiet, serene" (靜 )or "virtuous, chaste" (貞 ) 정 (Korean) Jung is also a German surname meaning "young" Variants: Jeong, Jong, Jung, Chong, Chung


Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean Meaning: farmer, earthworker; lily; glass Yuri is a male Russian name, a variant transcription Yuriy, which is the Russian and Ukrainian form of George, meaning "farmer, earthworker". ( Юрий ) Russian;  ( Юрій ) Ukrainian Yuri is also a Japanese female name meaning "lily" (百合).. Yuriko (百合子) is a variant of the … Continue reading Yuri