Kim (Korean name)Kim
) is the most common family name
. In South Korea in 1985, out of a population of between roughly 40 and 45 million, there were approximately 8.8 million Kims--roughly 20% of the population. The name is also common in North Korea
. The name is very occasionally also transliterated as Gim.
Famous Kims in Korean history have included the politican Kim Ku, the North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il, the South Korean presidents Kim Young-sam and Kim Dae-jung, and the fashion designer Andre Kim.