Lee jieun means...

Discussion in 'All About IU' started by IUaddiction, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. IUaddiction

    IUaddiction Hearters

    Messages:
    12
    Does anyone know what does her name (lee jieun) means? By the way I love it, it's so cute :3
  2. AiyusPeach

    AiyusPeach Donators

    Messages:
    76
    Location:
    Australia
    Her Hanja (Chinese name) is 李知恩,李 being the surname Lee 이, 知 being Ji 지 and 恩 being Eun 은.

    The Chinese word 知 means to 'know' and the word 恩 means 'kindness'. Put these words together, 知恩 means to "know kindness" or to "be grateful" :)

    This is my guess, since I'm Chinese. My understanding is that most Koreans have a Hanja Chinese name which distinguishes their names, for e.g. there would be quite a few Lee Jieuns out there but she may be the only 李知恩 in Korea, hence Hanja names help distinguish between individuals.

    I love the name too! It's cute and really does suit her, considering how kind and humble she is :)
  3. IUaddiction

    IUaddiction Hearters

    Messages:
    12
    Thank you :)
    AiyusPeach likes this.
  4. IloveloveU

    IloveloveU Hearters

    Messages:
    577
    Location:
    Philippines
    oooooh I don't know about this!! Thanks MrmegaIUfan!
  5. ryu

    ryu Hearters

    Messages:
    360
    Location:
    Malaysia
    I am not Chinese but I did learn Chinese before. I do think that is correct as well :) It's such a nice meaning which suits IU perfectly.
    IUaddiction likes this.

Share This Page