What does the name Jin mean? Find out below.
From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese 晉 (Jìn, “orig. increase”), adopted as the name of a river in Shanxi in antiquity. As a Zhou state, from the renaming of the marchland Tang (唐) by its second marquis Ji Xie when he relocated to the Jin River c. 1000 BC. As a surname, principally from the Zhou state and its region in China and via Korean 진 (jin) in Korea. As an empire and dynastic name, from Sima Yan's status as prince of Jin under the preceding Wei Empire. As a river in Fujian, named for the empire, which settled its banks with colonizers from China's Central Plains. As a dialect, from 晉語 (Jìnyǔ, “"Jinese"”), from the region of the former Zhou state.
From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese 金 (Jīn, “orig. gold, golden”). As a surname, legendarily derived from the descendants of Shaohao who took a golden phoenix as their tribal emblem. As an area and town in Shaanxi, named for the placer deposits of gold on the Yue River. As a Jurchen empire and dynastic name, a Chinese calque of Jurchen name of the Ashi River within modern Harbin, preserved in Chinese transcription as 按出虎 (Middle Chinese: ʔan-tsyhwit-xu). As a Manchu empire and dynastic name, an early continuation of the former Jurchen name prior to the 1636 proclamation of the Qing.
From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese 錦 (Jǐn, “orig. brocade”).
From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese 靳 (Jìn, “orig. a piece of horse tack”). As a surname, legendarily derived from Zhurong.
From the revised romanization of Korean 진 (jin). As an ancient kingdom, originally from Chinese 辰 (“5th earthly branch”), whose Old Chinese pronunciation has been reconstructed */[d]ər/, possibly used by the ancient state from its association with "east". As the medieval precursor of Balhae, originally Chinese 震, whose Middle Chinese pronunciation was tsyin, possibly intended as a variant of the original state's name (Middle Chinese: dzyin) or to signify "thunderclap", "shock", "tremor", &c. As a surname, the modern Korean form of originally separate names derived from Chinese 陳, 秦, 眞, as well as 晉 above.
From the romanji form of Japanese 仁 (“benevolence”)
Jin was also found in the following language(s): Japanese
Jin Se-yeon is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Jin was given the name Kim Yoon-jung on February 15th, 1994 in Seoul. Jin is also known as Jin Se-yun.
Jin Goo is an actor. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Jin was born on July 20th, 1980 in Seoul.
Jin Kyung is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1998 to present. Jin was born on March 27th, 1972 in Masan.
Jin Akanishi is a singing, songwriter, arrangement, actor, celebrity, singer, arranger, and television personality. Jin was given the name (Akanishi Jin) on July 4th, 1984 in Chiba Prefecture.
Jin Yi-han is an actor. They have been prominent since 2002. Jin was given the name Kim Hyun-joong on October 10th, 1978 in South Korea.
Jin Yuzhang is royalty. He was most active from 2015 to present.
Park Hae Jin is an actor, model (people), and model. He was most active from 2006 to present. Park was given the name Park Hae-jin on May 1st, 1983 in Busan.
Luo Jin is an actor. Luo was born on November 30th, 1981.
MC Jin is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, actor, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. MC is also known as Jin and Jin the Emcee.
Jun Jin is a k-pop, j-pop, and dance music singing and actor. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Drum. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Jun was given the name Park Choong-jae on August 19th, 1980.
Narsha is a singing, actor, radio personality, master of ceremonies, singer, actress, radio host, and mc. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Narsha was given the name Park Hyo Jin on December 28th, 1981 in Seoul.
Boyang was born on October 3rd, 1997 in Harbin.
|Year||Total Babies Born||Girls Born||Boys Born|
|█||Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander||96.30%||4.85%|
|█||American Indian and Alaska Native||0.19%||0.69%|
|█||Two or More Ethnicities||1.13%||1.76%|
|█||Hispanic or Latino||0.40%||16.26%|
People with the last name Jin are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander