|Pronunciation||[iː] or [riː]|
|Variant form(s)||I, Yi, Ri, Rhee, Rhie, Reeh|
|Revised Romanization||Lee, Li, Yi, I, Ri|
|McCune–Reischauer||Lee, Li, Yi, I, Ri|
Note: "李" is officially romanized as I in South Korea and Ri in North Korea.
Lee or I (이) is the second most common surname, or family name, in Korea. In 2015 more than 7 million people in South Korea had this name. That is over 14% of all people in the country.
- ↑ 리(Ri) in North Korea and 이(I) in South Korea. However, 이(I) in South Korea use 리(Lee) as their official English surname.
- ↑ "2015년 인구주택총조사 전수집계결과 보도자료" [Results of the 2015 Census of Population and Housing survey]. Korean Statistical Information Service. Retrieved 28 May 2019.