15 Korean idols with unique single letter stage name

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The stage names of various Korean idols are just like everyone’s simple or unique birth names. We all know that names are one of the most common ways to identify a person or to recognize their cultural significance which can be linked to their respective character and background.

For idols, their monikers imply value to their individuality and are used as their assets to be identified and remembered easily.

What’s much interesting is there are 19 K-idols who chose a single letter stage name from the alphabet! Meet them all here:

A of Attack

Birth Name: Jinsung / Position: Rapper / Label: A Entertainment / Years active: 2012-

I of BLK

Birth name: Bae Jongin / Position: Rapper / Label: BYKING Entertainment / Years active: 2017-2018

I (Solo Artist)

Birth name: Cha Yoonji / Position: Vocalist / Label: WM Entertainment (2017 – 2018) / Years active: 2017 – present

J (Solo artist)

Birth name: Chung Jaeyoung / Position: Vocalist /  Label: N/A / Years active: 1988 – present

K (Solo artist)

Birth Name: Kang Yoonsung / Position: Vocalist / Label: Sony Music Entertainment and Studioseven Recordings (Japan) / Years active: 2004 – 2010; 2013 – present

K of Top Secret

Birth name: Kim Hyeongin / Position: Vocalist /  Label: JSL Company / Years active: 2017 – present

K of Wonder Boyz

Birth name: Kim Taehyun / Position: Main Vocalist / Label: ENT102 / Years active: 2012-2014

L of Infinite

Birth name: Kim Myungsoo /  Position: Vocalist / Label: Woollim Entertainment / Years active: 2010 – present

M of Shinhwa

Birth Name: Lee Minwoo / Position: Lead vocalist / Label: Shinhwa Company / Years active: 1998 – present


Birth name: Cha Hakyeon /  Position: Main dancer /  Label: Jellyfish Entertainment / Years active: 2012 – present

Q of The Boyz

Birth name: Ji Changmin / Position: Main dancer / Label: Cre.ker Entertainment / Years active: 2017 – present

U of 100%

Birth name: Woo Changbum / Position: Main rapper /  Label: TOP Media / Years active: 2012 – present (departed from the group in 2006)

U of ONF

Birth name: Mizuguchi Yuto / Position: Main dancer / Label: WM Entertainment / Years active: 2017 – present

V of BTS

Birth name: Kim Taehyung / Position: Vocalist /  Label: Big Hit Entertainment / Years active: 2013 – present

Y of Golden Child

Birth name: Choi Seongyoon / Position: Main vocalist /  Label: Woollim Entertainment / Years active: 2017 – present

Choosing the best nickname may be crucial for everyone as it will forever be known by many; and the way how these Korean idols picked a single letter from the alphabet as their stage name is indeed amusing. As time goes by, Korean pop industry will surely expand more, is it possible that we will have the complete alphabet soon? Comment down your thoughts below, mga bes! Also, don’t forget to share who’s your bias from the list above.

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