In both South and North Korea, a person's name consists of a family name and a given name. Traditionally, most names in Korea are made up of two Sino Korean morphemes, the first one is shared by all the family members and the second one is to be
shared by the individual.
Pronounced Jee-Yun, this is a feminine name that is spelled Ji-Youn, Ji-Yeoun, Ji-Yeon, Ji-Yun, Chee-Yun or Chi-Yun. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name - 46 hanja for the reading Ji and 39 hanja for the reading Yeon, to be precise. This was the seventh most popular baby girls name in South Korea in 1980 as listed in name-doctor.com. The famous personalities who have this name include Kim Ji-Yeon, fencer and Park Ji-Yeon, singer.