Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea, neighboring countries located in the southern peninsula of the Asian continent. Approximately 78 million people speak Korean worldwide. Originally Korean was written with adapted Chinese characters but modern Korean uses a unique national writing system. Although early Korean borrowed words and names from the Chinese language, modern Korean has a unique sound and collection of names distinctive to Korean people. The Korean language contains both strong and often beautiful names with simple but poignant meanings. Baby Name World is a great place to start your search for Korean baby names and name meanings.