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[KPOP 101] Learn About K-pop Fan Club’s Names & Origins

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[NOTE] This is not an article containing ALL fan groups. Also, this is an old article, so take in account that changes in line-ups, different colors and breakups could have occurred.

As we all know, most Korean artists have their own fan club names. These so called fan clubs names are not only names given to fans who support a particular group. Rather, they resemble somewhat of a package. Fan clubs and fan club names help fans distinguish between other fans. In the world of Korean pop, a fan club generally comes with a name and a color to represent the fan club’s own form of identity, and also a personal connection to their fellow fans.

There are many different fan clubs within the K-pop music industry, so much so that K-pop rookie fans may get lost and confused to which classification they belong to. Hopefully this information will be able to inform everyone further about the various fan bases of K-pop.

DONG BANG SHIN KI aka DBSK/TVXQ

Source: seoulbeats.com

Source: seoulbeats.com

Fan Club Name: Cassiopeia

Origin of Name: The constellation Cassiopeia is made of five points that create a W in the sky. The group DBSK also uses the synonym TVXQ. Tracing TVXQ on a keyboard coincidentally makes a ‘W’. The Cassiopeia fanclub refers to themselves as Cassies for short.

Colour: Pearl Red

Source: sujureactions.tumblr.com

Source: sujureactions.tumblr.com

Super Junior

Fan Club Name: Everlasting Friends (ELFs)

Origin of Name: This name is given to their fans who will always be their fans and love them no matter what. Also, it means that their fans are more than fans to them, they’re more like dear friends.

Colour: Pearl Sapphire Blue

SHINee

Source: fanpop.com

Source: fanpop.com

Fan Club Name: SHINee World

Origin of Name: It is named after their first studio album. SHINee fans also refer to themselves as Shawols. It’s a shortening of SHINee World (샤이니월드), SHYA and WOL = SHAWOLS.

Colour: Pearlescent Sky Blue

BoA

Source: soompi.com

Source: soompi.com

Fan Club Name: Jumping BoA

Origin of Name: The idea that BoA‘s music makes her fans dance + jump.

Colour: Pearl Yellow

GIRLS GENERATION aka SNSD

Source: soshifanclub.com

Source: soshifanclub.com

Fan Club Name: S♥NE

Origin of Name: When written in Hangul SONE is 소원 which means wish, and was a song featured on their first album, as well as in the title of their song Tell Me Your Wish. But it also has a deeper meaning: 소원 (SoWun), pronounced “So One”, implies that Girls’ Generation will always be one with their fans.

Colour: Pastel Rose

f(x)

Source: blog.jaccofashion.com

Source: blog.jaccofashion.com

Fan Club Name: So far f(x) does not have an official fanclub name. Aff(x)tion is the name of their International Fan Forum but not the name of their fan club. The color of the balloons distributed at f(x)’s performances are periwinkle blue.

Colour: SM has never officially announced a color but we can assume it to be Pearl Periwinkle.

Wonder Girls

Source: www.koreastardaily.com

Source: www.koreastardaily.com

Fan Club Name: Wonderful

Origin of Name: Fans “full of” “wonder” for the Wonder Girls.

Colour: Pearl Burgundy

2PM

Source: annyeongeurope.com

Source: annyeongeurope.com

Fan Club Name: Hottest

Origin of Name: JYP Considers 2PM as the hottest part of the day.

Colour: Metallic Grey

2AM

Source: seoulbeats.com

Source: seoulbeats.com

Fan Club Name: I AM

Origin of Name: 2PM + 2AM = One Day. Putting the two names together you get “I AM HOTTEST”.

Colour: Black /Metallic Gray

Seven

Source: fianzoner.blogspot.com

Source: fianzoner.blogspot.com

Fan Club Name: Lucky SE7EN

Origin of Name: The belief Se7en holds, is that his fans bring him in luck. It also is a reference to seven as a lucky number.

Colour: Lime Green

BIGBANG

Source: foreverbbvip.blogspot.com

Source: foreverbbvip.blogspot.com

Fan Club Name: V.I.P

Origin of Name: V.I.P. = Very Important Person. The second single  La La La is also referred to as Big Bang is V.I.P.

Colour: No confirmed color but Big Bang’s banners and light sticks are usually yellow + black.

2NE1

Source: www.mtviggy.com

Source: www.mtviggy.com

Fan Club Name: Black Jacks

Origin of Name: 21 is the highest number a person can achieve while playing Blackjack.

Colour: Hot Pink

BEAST/B2ST

Source: soompi.com

Source: soompi.com

Fan Club Name: B2UTY

Origin of Name: Beauty and the Beast

Colour: Pearl Midnight Blue

4Minute

Source: penningtonunderground.wordpress.com

Source: penningtonunderground.wordpress.com

Fan Club: 4Nia

Origin of Name: 4Minute Mania

Colour: Violet (Might change due to it being the same colour as S.E.S‘s fan club)

Rain

Source: fanpop.com

Source: fanpop.com

Fan Club Name: The Cloud

Origin of Name: Rain‘s fans are his clouds because clouds bring the Rain.

Colour: Silver

MBLAQ

Source: soompi.com

Source: soompi.com

Fan Club Name: A+

Origin of Name: All the members of MBLAQ are of A Bloodtype, and the + comes from Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality. The “Absolute Quality” is A+.

Colour: Pearl Chocolate

SS501

Source: www.gokpop.com

Source: www.gokpop.com

Fan Club Name: Triple S

Origin of Name: SS in SS501 stands for Super Star. The added “S” stands for Supporter.

Colour: Pearl Green

KARA

Source: fanpop.com

Source: fanpop.com

Fan Club Name: Kamilia

Origin of Name: KARA‘s fans are like their family. Putting KARA and the Spanish word Familia together and you get Kamilia.

Colour: Pearl Peach

FT ISLAND

Source: annyeongeurope.com

Source: annyeongeurope.com

Fan Club Name: Primadonna

Origin of Name: Named after the title of a song from their first studio album.

Colour: Yellow (Pentasticks)

CNBLUE

Source: popdust.com

Source: popdust.com

Fan Club Name: Boice

Origin of Name: Combination of “Blue” and “Voice.” The explanation given by FNC Music declares that C.N.Blue‘s fans are their voice.

Colour: Unknown (?)

Jewelry

Source: sg.kpopstarz.com

Source: sg.kpopstarz.com

Fan Club Name: Jewel Box

Origin of Name: Jewelry being protected and kept safe by a Jewel Box.

Colour: Pearl Deep Blue

Brown Eyed Girls

Source: superk-popidols.deviantart.com

Source: superk-popidols.deviantart.com

Fan Club Name: Everlasting or 4Everlasting

Origin of Name: The four of them are unified to make Brown Eyed Girls last together with their fans.

Colour: Yellow

T-ARA

Source: allkpop.com

Source: allkpop.com

Fan Club Name: Diadem, but it hasn’t been officially recognized by Mnet as of yet.

Colour: Unknown (?)

EPIK HIGH

Source: youtube.com

Source: youtube.com

Fan Club Name: High Skool

Origin of Name: High Skool is the name of a song off their album High Society.

Colour: Black

U-KISS

Source: fanpop.com

Source: fanpop.com

Fan Club Name: Kiss Me

Origin of Name: Well, it’s obvious but I’m sure if U-Kiss asked “Who should I kiss?” the fans would yell back “Kiss ME!”

Colour: Pearl Pink

TEEN TOP

 

 

Source: arabicallkpop.wordpress.com

Source: arabicallkpop.wordpress.com

Fan Club Name: Andromeda

Origin of Name: No official explanation given, but we can assume since Andromeda is the daughter of constellation Cassiopeia, that it may have something to do with that? (Teen Top = DBSK’s Daughter?)

Colour: Pearl Light Lavender

After School

Source: www.somnop80.com

Source: www.somnop80.com

Fan Club Name: Play Girlz

Origin of Name: Pledis asked for fans to give suggestions. This was the chosen name and it’s the name of a track on their first mini-album.

Colour: Unknown (?)

F.CUZ

Source: fanpop.com

Source: fanpop.com

Fan Club Name: Runways

Origin of Name: They haven’t given an official explanation but probably because to them, the fans are like their runway.

Colour: Unknown (?)

ZE:A

Source: www.jpopasia.com

Source: www.jpopasia.com

Fan Club Name: ZE:A‘S / ZE:A STYLE

Origin of Name: Was one of 10 contenders for a fanclub name and voting through their daum cafe revealed ZE:A STYLE as the winner.

Colour: Unknown (?)

SISTAR

Source: billboard.com

Source: billboard.com

Fan Club Name: STAR1

Origin of Name: Starship Entertainment held a poll and STAR1 received the most number of votes. Additionally, if you combine the word STAR and the Korean word for one, you get STA(R) + IL = STYLE.

Colour: Fuschia

Miss A

Source: sussle.org

Source: sussle.org

Fan Club Name: Say A

Origin of Name: The name was announced by Miss A via a video posted to their daum cafe in the hopes that fans will shout “Say A” at their performances.

Colour: Unknown (?)

INFINITE

Source: minus.com

Source: minus.com

Fan Club Name: Inspirit

Origin of Name: Woollim Entertainment held a poll and Inspirit received 70% of the vote.

Colour: Unknown (?)

Jay Park

Source: learnkpopdance.com

Source: learnkpopdance.com

Fan Club Name: Jaywalkers

Origin of Name: Jay wanted his fans to choose the names. The fans submitted the names and it was narrowed down to three chosen by Jay. The fans chose Jaywalkers in the final poll.

Colour: Unknown (?)

Source: http://fartvxqhlovate.blogspot.com/2010/08/korean-band-official-fanclub-names.html

Source: http://www.soompi.com/news/fanclubs-pt-1-names-colors-and-meanings

Originally posted by [mutiarachoicampos] on [March 22, 2011].

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