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18 Unique Male K-pop Artists’ Stage Names

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Xiao. Feeldog. Suga. And more. But do you know their actual names?

 

It is common for artists to have their own stage name. Generally, stage names are created to fit into the certain image of the artist. They are what the public will know of the artist, so creating a stage name is an important process. A catchy and easy-to-remember name can leave a deep impression on people’s mind. Such name can also be taken out originally from their given name, surname, or initials. However, there are also many artists whose stage names differ greatly from their real name.

Here, there are 18 artists with their own respective stage names. Let’s dig in with the easiest one.

[stage name – real name]

1) T.O.P (BIGBANG) – Choi Seung Hyun

Member Seungri also share the given name, as Lee Seung Hyun.

FB: BIGBANG

FB: BIGBANG

 

2) Xiumin (EXO) – Kim Min Seok

He belongs to the subgroup EXO-M, which was active in China. Hence, the Chinese-sounding name.

FB: EXO-M

FB: EXO-M

 

3) Ravi (VIXX) – Kim Won Sik

Ravi means ‘enchanted’ in French.

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Read: VIXX Confirms Comeback News

 

4) B-Bomb (Block B) – Lee Min Hyuk

He shares the exact same name as a member of BTOB and MONSTA X, but that is not the reason for the stage name.

FB: BLOCK B

FB: BLOCK B

 

5) Yesung (Super Junior) – Kim Jong Woon

Although both differ a lot, but they do sound like an obedient boy’s name.

FB: 슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)

FB: 슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)

 

6)  S.Coups (SEVENTEEN) – Choi Seung Cheol

S stands for his name and Seventeen, and Coup means success. It is pronounced with two syallables.

FB: SEVENTEEN

FB: SEVENTEEN

 

7) Sandeul (B1A4) – Lee Jung Hwan

Jung Hwan is a beautiful name, it resembles Reply 1998’s Jung Hwan.

FB: B1A4

FB: B1A4

 

8) Bobby (iKON )- Kim Ji Won

He is called Bobby since living in Virginia, United States.

FB: iKON

FB: iKON

 

9) Zelo (B.A.P) – Choi Jun Hong

Zelos/Zelus means god of rivalry in Greek. Zelo sounds tough while Jun Hong is the boy next door.

FB: B.A.P

FB: B.A.P

 

10) Ren (NU’EST) – Choi Min Ki

He can be handsome and beautiful, just like his real and stage names.

FB: NU'EST

FB: NU’EST

 

11) Suga (BTS) – Min Yoon Gi

Although he appears to be a fierce rapper on stage, but both his names are as sweet as his smile.

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12) Onew (SHINee) – Lee Jin Ki

Onew(onyu) means gentle in Korean, given by the members because it reflects his personality.

FB: 샤이니(SHINee)

FB: 샤이니(SHINee)

 

13) XIAO (UP10TION ) – Lee Dong Yeol

Xiao means ‘small’ or ‘little’ in Chinese, and he is the maknae of the group.

FB: 업텐션 Up10tion

FB: 업텐션 Up10tion

 

14) Peniel (BTOB) – Shin Dong Geun

Same as Bobby, he is called Peniel as he was born and grew up in Chicago before debuting.

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FB: BTOB

 

15) Jenissi (TOPP DOGG) – Kim Tae Yang

‘Jenissi’ comes from the Bible, it is an abbreviation of ‘Jehovah Nissi’. Through the meaning ‘Jehovah is my flag’, it means ‘victory’ and ‘hope’.

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Read: Topp Dogg Talk About Their Talents, Personalities And Future

16) Kevin (U-KISS) – Woo Sung Hyun

Kevin is called Kevin since his days in California, but it is rare to see him being called by his real name, even on the internet.

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TWITTER: @ukisskorea

 

17) Yong Junhyung (BEAST) – Yong Jae Soon

‘Jae Soon’ sounds really gentle and soft, while ‘Junhyung’ is fierce, just like his rap.

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FB: BEAST

 

18) Feeldog (BIGSTAR)-Oh GwangSuk

A mentor of his gave him the stage name ‘feeldog’ because when he dances he gives off a good feel. In Korea, it has the double meaning of ‘a note you have to read’, meaning something you should check out.

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