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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jeon

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  • A submission from South Korea says the name Jeon means "Intact" and is of Korean origin.
  • According to a user from Kentucky, United States, the name Jeon is of Korean origin and means "Sweet".
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International Interest

From Korean (jeon), hanja:

  1. A fried, filled pancake-like food eaten in Korea
  2. Alternative spelling of jun

Notable Persons Named Jeon

Ha Ji-won is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Ha was given the name Jeon Hae-rim on June 28th, 1978 in Seoul.


Jeon So-mi is a singer and actress. Jeon was given the name Ennik Somi Douma on March 9th, 2001 in Canada.


Jeon Hye-bin is a singing, actor, model (people), singer, actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Jeon was born on September 27th, 1983 in Namyangju. Jeon is also known as Bin.


Jeon So-min is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Jeon was born on April 7th, 1986 in Busan.


She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Jeon was born on February 11th, 1973 in Seoul.


Jeon Ji-yoon is a singing and singer. Jeon was born on October 15th, 1990 in Suwon.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jeon

Ji-hye Jeon is a singer, television personality, and radio presenter. She has been prominent since 2006. Ji-hye was born on July 25th, 1984 in Daegu.


Mi-ra was born on February 6th, 1978 in Gunsan.


Bong-jun was born in 1854. He breathed his last breath in 1895.


Ki-young was born on July 11th, 1973.


Myeong-Un was born on June 25th, 1884 in Seoul. He left this life on November 19th, 1947.


Soo-il Jeon is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and producer. Soo-il was given the name Jeon Soo-il on September 25th, 1959 in Sokcho.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Jeon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jeon U.S.
  White 1.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jeon

People with the last name Jeon are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Jeon

  • How Popular is the name Jeon? Jeon is the 83,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jeon was the 7,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jeon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Jeon in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jeon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jeon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jeon is Saturday, September 22nd, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Jeon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jeon was in 1999 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jeon: Your name in reverse order is Noej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enjo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jeon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,253 people with the last name Jeon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jeon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Jeon as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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