You May Be Surprised That These 9 Pairs of Korean Celebrities Share The Same Name

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Do you know who’s who?

We have seen many artists who share the same name gain the spotlight in the Korean entertainment industry. Block B’s B-bomb shares the exact surname as BtoB’s Lee Min Hyuk, and both also have the same given name as CNBLUE’s Kang Min Hyuk.

It is no surprise to see same-gender idols with the same name, but are you also aware that they are many opposite-gender Korean celebrities who share an exact given name as well?

Let’s take a look below – you may be surprised to see some of the stars featured here:

1. Park Han Byul 박한별 & Jang Han Byul 장한별

Jang Han Byul is the former member of an existing group named Ledt, previously known as LEDApple.

2. iKON Bobby (born Kim Ji Won) 김지원 & Kim Ji Won 김지원


3. Jisoo (born Kim Ji Soo) 김지수 & BLACKPINK Kim Ji Soo 김지수


People who are named Kim Ji Soo will probably be born extremely good-looking!

4. UNIQ Seungyoun (born Cho Seung Yeon 조승연 ) & Former KARA member Seung Yeon 한승연


Other than Han Seung Yeon, TWICE Jungyeon’s sister is also called Seung Yeon (공승연). The actress has the surname Gong.

5. Boys Republic Choi Da Bin 최다빈 & Actress Jeong Da Bin 정다빈

However, the boy group member has legally changed its name to Choi Sunwoo.

6. BTS Park Ji Min 박지민 & 15& Park Ji Min 박지민


There is also a Jimin in AOA, with surname Shin.

7. Model Hyoni Kang ( born Kang Seung Hyun 강승현 ) & TOP ( born Choi Seung Hyun 최승현 )


Bam! There is also another Seung Hyun in BIGBANG.

8. Actor Son Hyun Joo 손현주 & Jessi (born Ho Hyun Ju) 호현주


Hyun Ju is such a gentle name – a big contrast with her English name Jessica H.O. She is commonly known as Jessi now.

 9. G.Soul (born Kim Ji Hyun 김지현) & Jun Ji Hyun (born Wang Ji Hyun 왕지현)


Are you surprised to learn that these celebrity pairs actually share the same name?

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1 Comment

  1. manikrara

    August 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I add korean celebrities with same name:
    1. SHINee’s Choi Minho and actor Lee Min Ho
    2. KNK’s Jung Insung and actor Jo In Sung
    3. MBLAQ’s Seungho and actor Yoo Seung Ho
    4. U-KISS’ Soohyun, actor Kim Soo Hyun, and actress Hong Soo Hyun
    5. Former 4Minute’s Kwon Sohyun and actress Kim So Hyun
    6. TWICE’s Jihyo and actress Song Ji Hyo
    7. TWICE’s Chaeyoung and actress Han Chae Young
    8. Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain and actress Han Ga In
    7. Former Super Junior’s Kibum and SHINee’s Key (Kim Ki Bum)
    8. SHINee’s Jonghyun, CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and model-actor Hong Jong Hyun
    9. CN Blue’s Minhyuk and BtoB’s Minhyuk
    10. Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Hyo Jin (both actresses)
    11. Park Bo Young and Lee Bo Young (both actresses)
    12. Kwon Sang Woo (actor) and Do Sang Woo (actor-model)
    13. Cross Gene’s Seyoung and actress Park Se Young
    14. I.O.I’s Im Nayoung and actress Lee Na Young
    15. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, actress Song Yoon Ah, and actress Oh Yoon Ah
    16. Kim HyunA (ex-4Minute) and Nine Muses’ Moon Hyuna
    17. f(x)’s Luna and T-Ara’s Hyomin (Park Sun Young)
    18. APink’s Jung Eunji, former Nine Muses’ Park Eunji, and actress Jo Eunji
    19. GFriend’s Yerin and 15&’s Baek Yerin
    20. Girl’s Day’s Minah and actress Shin Min Ah

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