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Know Your Popular K-Pop Idol Group Fandom Names & Their Behind Stories

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Know Your Popular K-Pop Idol Group Fandom Names & Their Behind Stories

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How do K-Pop fans come up with their fandom names anyway?

Usually, fans would often submit ideas to the agency of their favorite idol group, or the agency will either just decide one by themselves. But whichever method is used, there’s logic and meaning behind them as well.

You can check them out below!

 

BLACKPINK – BLINK

BLINK is a combination of “black” and “pink”.

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YG Entertainment

 

BTS – ARMY

ARMY actually stands for “Adorable Representative MC for Youth”. And it is also used literally as “army” at times as well. Yes, BTS literally has an army that aids them conquer the world.

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People

Wanna One – Wannable

Though the group has disbanded, their fandom name still lives on. The fandom name is a combination of Wanna One and the word “able”, to symbolize how the group and fans are able to do anything together.

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GOT7 – iGOT7

Often pronounced as ‘ahgase’, iGOT7 literally means for fans that they have seven, all seven members. And ‘ahgase’ read in Korean can also mean ‘baby bird’, which explains why the fandom’s light stick is the shape of a bird.

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Billboard

 

EXO – EXO-L

The “L” stands for “love” and also symbolizes the twelfth alphabet. The reason why the number twelve used to be significant to the group and fandom is because EXO formerly consisted of twelve members.

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Metro

BIGBANG – V.I.P

BIGBANG considers their fans as ‘V.I.P’s’.

bigbang

YG Entertainment

 

TWICE – ONCE

JYP Entertainment promises fans that if they love TWICE once, the girl group will love them back “twice” as much.

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NCT – NCTzen

The “CT” in NCT sounds like “city”, so fans are apparently the “CTzens”, “citizens” of NCT. We hope our explanation makes some sense.

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Billboard

 

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And last, but not least: SHINee fans refer to themselves as Shawols. It’s a shortening of SHINee World <3 Best regards from Norwegian Shawol <3

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Army is the name of the Kiss fanbase. They should change that.