14 K-Pop Groups That All Members Don’t Use Real Names for Stage Names

14 K-Pop Groups That All Members Don't Use Real Names for Stage Names

Stage names for K-Pop idols are considered to have an effect on the public’s view of them. In order not to seem strange, it is necessary to ensure that the stage name given is appropriate for the idol.

Even so, it turns out that there are several K-Pop groups whose members all dare to use unique nicknames that are very different from their real names. Come on, see!

1. VAV

VAV is a boy group that debuted in 2015. Consisting of seven members, they all use unique stage names. The members of this group consist of St.Van, Baaron, Ace, Ayno, Jacob, Lou, and Ziu.

2. OnlyOneOf

Debuted in 2019, the stage name of the member boy group OnlyOneOf is very unique and easy to remember. They all don’t use real names, you know. There are KB, Rie, Yoojung, Junji, Mill, and Nine for Jung Wook Jin.

3. Teen Top

Teen Top has managed to attract public attention since its debut in 2010. This five-member boy group uses stage names to promote as idols. There are C.A.P, Chunjii, Niel, Ricky, and Chang Jo who are multitalented and still active as members.

4. B1A4

Now consisting of three members, B1A4 who debuted in 2011 has become the favorite boy group of many people. They chose a short and easy to remember name as the stage name. There are CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan who never fail to make fans fall in love with their talents.


Popular thanks to the unconventional concept, the remaining VIXX members are now using a different stage name from their real name. This makes them seem even more unique. The members consist of N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, and Hyuk who are expected to make a comeback with a unique concept again.


Debuting with a unique group name, each KINGDOM member also has a member with a stage name that represents a king in world history. KINGDOM consists of Dann, Arthur, Mujin, Louis, Ivan, Jahan, and Chiwoo. All members also fit the concept that was carried.

7. Orange Caramel

Debuted in 2010, all members of Orange Caramel also use stage names that are very different from their real names. Oh Hye Rin with the name Raina, Im Jin Ah with Nana, and Park Soo Young as Lizzy.

8. SSAK3

A popular project group, the three SSAK3 members chose to use different stage names from their popular names. This trio has also won various achievements. There is Yoo Jae Suk with the name Yoo Dragon, Lee Hyo Ri with Linda G, and Rain with B-Ryeong.

9. Refund Sisters

Bringing together members from different generations, Refund Sisters debuted with the concept of girl crush. They also chose a different stage name from their real name. The girl group members consist of Lee Hyori (Chun Ok), Uhm Jung Hwa (Mak Ok), MAMAMOO’s Hwasa (Silbi), and Jessi (Eunbi).

10. Crayon POP

Crayon POP is a girl group that debuted in 2012. On hiatus since 2016, each member has a unique stage name. They are Gummi, Ellin, Choa, and Way. Their stage names are short so they are easy to remember.

11. iKON

Each iKON member uses a stage name to be known by the public. This increasingly popular boy group has also shown amazing developments. iKON consists of Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, June, as well as Chan. Apparently, the stage name has similarities with the original name.

12. aespa

Stealing attention since their debut, AESPA is a girl group with a modern concept. All members also use stage names, you know. The members of this girl group are Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning. The stage name is recognized as easy to remember.

13. TVXQ

A successful senior group until now, TVXQ managed to amaze their popularity. The boy group now only consists of two members, namely U-Know or Yunho and Max or Changmin.

14. AlphaBAT

AlphaBAT consists of nine talented members. In addition, they also use stage names that are interesting and unexpected. The boy group that debuted in 2013 consists of B:eta (Ji Ha Yong), E:psilon (Yoo Yeong Jin), L:ambda (Lee Yeon Woo), K:appa (Lee Yong Hun), and G:amma. (Kim Junsu).

Very different from the original name, the boy group and girl group members above managed to steal attention with their unique stage names. The nicknames are also considered appropriate for them and easier to remember.

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