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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BIGBANG – V.I.P
BIGBANG considers their fans as ‘V.I.P’s’.
TWICE – ONCE
JYP Entertainment promises fans that if they love TWICE once, the girl group will love them back “twice” as much.
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.