18 Unique Male K-pop Artists’ Stage Names
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.
2) Xiumin (EXO) – Kim Min Seok
He belongs to the subgroup EXO-M, which was active in China. Hence, the Chinese-sounding name.
3) Ravi (VIXX) – Kim Won Sik
Ravi means ‘enchanted’ in French.
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.
5) Yesung (Super Junior) – Kim Jong Woon
Although both differ a lot, but they do sound like an obedient boy’s name.
6) S.Coups (SEVENTEEN) – Choi Seung Cheol
S stands for his name and Seventeen, and Coup means success. It is pronounced with two syallables.
7) Sandeul (B1A4) – Lee Jung Hwan
Jung Hwan is a beautiful name, it resembles Reply 1998’s Jung Hwan.
8) Bobby (iKON )- Kim Ji Won
He is called Bobby since living in Virginia, United States.
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.
10) Ren (NU’EST) – Choi Min Ki
He can be handsome and beautiful, just like his real and stage names.
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.
12) Onew (SHINee) – Lee Jin Ki
Onew(onyu) means gentle in Korean, given by the members because it reflects his personality.
13) XIAO (UP10TION ) – Lee Dong Yeol
Xiao means ‘small’ or ‘little’ in Chinese, and he is the maknae of the group.
14) Peniel (BTOB) – Shin Dong Geun
Same as Bobby, he is called Peniel as he was born and grew up in Chicago before debuting.
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’.
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.
17) Yong Junhyung (BEAST) – Yong Jae Soon
‘Jae Soon’ sounds really gentle and soft, while ‘Junhyung’ is fierce, just like his rap.
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.