Ko Name Meaning

Chinese : Min (Taiwanese) form of Ke. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Gao. Chinese : variant of Ge 1. Chinese : variant of Ge 2. Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Ko. There are ten different Ko clans, but they are all descended from the Ko clan of Cheju Island. There is no historical information regarding the founder of this clan, but there is a legend which tells of three men who appeared from a cave on the north side of Cheju Island’s Halla Mountain. These three men were the founders of the Yang clan, the Pu clan, and the Ko clan, the latter being named Ko Ul-la. Some days after the three men emerged from the cave, a box was washed up on the shore of the island. In the box were three women, horses, cows, and agricultural seed. From these beginnings, the three established Cheju Island’s T’amnaguk kingdom and ruled peacefully. Ko is a common surname found throughout the Korean peninsula. Approximately ten percent of Cheju Island’s present-day population consists of members of the Ko family. Hungarian (Ko): from ko ‘stone’, a word from the ancient Finno-Ugric word stock of Hungarian (cognate with Finnish kivi, Estonian keve), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock, or alternatively a metonymic occupational name for a mason or stonecutter.

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List of People with Surname Ko

As far as we found, there are a total of 4,029 people with the surname Ko. Among these people surnamed Ko, there are around 688 distinct names, with an average of 5 people sharing the same name. Hyun Ko, Kyung Ko and Kwang Ko are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Ko, with 49, 48 and 47 people respectively.

Additionally, Our research has shown that California has the greatest number of people surnamed Ko, with a total of 1,756 people, and there are a total of 535 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ko, with a total of 428 people and an average of 268 distinct names.