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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF 13 days ago

Netizens say these K-Pop idols have the best group names

Netizens talked about some of the best names given to a K-Pop group.

On one community forum, a netizen posed a question of what makes a catchy group name. In the writer's opinion, the following idol groups had the best names: TWICE, Red Velvet, EXO, WINNER, and BTS (Bangtan Boys). S/he wrote, "these names perfectly suit the group and they explain the group's identity in a single term...if I really had to choose one, I'd pick TWICE."

After netizens shared their respective opinions, the top-voted comments were: 

"First of all, with the word EXO, you can understand EXO's worldview (EXO from EXOPLANET), and so it's very useful. Even for the songs, XOXO, EXODUS, and for the concert names Exo'luXiOn ElyXiOn EXOr'DIU. And you can also make pretty logos out of it. And since it's two syllables, it has impact."



"WINNER and iKON!! The names match their members really well.. KangKimSongLee seem like they were WINNER since they were born and JinJiHanYoonDongJunChan seem like they were iKON since they were born..."

"I'm not bashing on iKON at all but I think it would have been weird if iKON had debuted under the name WINNER. iKON suits best with (the name) iKON, and WINNER suits best with WINNER."

Other comments include:

"Red Velvet just rolls off the tongue really well and their concept is so pretty"

"But don't you think BTS themselves made their name worthy? The name Bangtan Boys was strange at first."

"A Pink, TWICE, WINNER, and Akdong Musician. LOLLL why do they go so well with their names?"

"SHINee! They look like an invincible group with people who shine"

"INFINITE"

"Our kids, VIXX"

"Seventeen!!"

"BTOB!! It means that they were born to do music."

"f(x)"

"They are rookies, but Cherry Bullet..."

What are some of YOUR favorite group names? 

  1. A Pink
  2. Akdong Musician
  3. Black Pink
  4. BTOB
  5. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  6. Cherry Bullet
  7. EXO
  8. f(x)
  9. iKON
  10. INFINITE
  11. Red Velvet
  12. TWICE
  13. VIXX
  14. WINNER
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8_8 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

more looks like a popularity poll lol

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CROW 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

right... even for BTS it says "don't you think they made their name worthy. their name was stranger at first" lmao... so it's not a great name...? just because it has grown on you and you think it suits, it doesn't mean the name is objectively good. it's not like a group having a bad or weird name is super important unless it hinders their success


talking about objective best names i'd say groups like Infinite, Beast, Dreamcatcher, History, Astro, Hotshot, Big Bang, etc. i also like Good Day although i'm not certain of how good that is hahaha Maybe "Halo" too

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wonderboy47 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I think the best names are the ones that have impact when you hear it first, then when you look at the group or listen to them you understand it. Some good examples are Wonder Girls, Girl's Generation, 2NE1, Red Velvet, Black Pink, Big Bang, Ikon, Got7, Stray Kidz...

Then there are names that after you hear the meaning of it they are great like Twice, Shinee, Exo, BTS, 2PM, miss A, etc.

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mipcy 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

ikr. Like, literally, just go make a forum with kpop or slightly controversial topic somewhere and hope AKP finds it and make an "article" about it.

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sandybee3 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

What a popularity poll lmfao. Some of the explanations didn't even made sense

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CeceliaRRedman (Banned) 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

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ratmonster 13 days ago 2
13 days ago

are you angry because blackpink wasnt mentioned?

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acchan48 13 days ago 2
13 days ago

No DBSK? their name means "rising gods of the east", seems pretty cool to me

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vaxanne 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Agree. Every version of their name: DBSK, TVXQ and Tohoshinki are majestic

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adnirvs 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Doesn't matter. It's such a useless article (if we can even call that). They just posted something that few netizens were discussing. Lol.

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OhQuack 13 days ago 1
13 days ago

so the five most popular groups right now have the five best names in the entire history of K-Pop?????


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ratmonster 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

lmfao

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Kiki_Imti 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

This post is useless , it didn't even make any sense.

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Avni_Sharma 13 days ago 2
13 days ago

DreamCatcher is a pretty catchy group name and it absolutely suits the girls' concepts!

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kpopper2016 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

DreamCatcher is a really good name. They were also good before, 5 of them were 'Minx'.

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Hopefully 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

As a native English speaker who grew up mostly in America I think Dreamcatcher is a really good name but Koreans aren't familiar with Dreamcatchers the way that people in the West are so I think they might feel differently. I live in Korea and teach English at a middle school. For summer camp this year I planned an American summer camp theme and, of course, part of that was arts and crafts. I wanted the kids to make dream catchers but my co-teacher had no clue what they were and, once I showed them to her, we couldn't find any kits sold in Korea. We had to get some dreamcatcher bracelet making kits imported from another country and I created a powerpoint to explain to my students what they were since they didn't know.

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karakamilia 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

Ridiculous popularity list.

Here's a LEGIT List:


DREAMCATCHER = Protection .

2NE1 = 21st century (new revolution) or To Anyone (binds together).

AoA = Ace of Angels.

CLC = CrystaL Clear.


SiSTAR = Their sisters for life that shines brightly together in the night sky.

EXO = Unique. An object out of our reach.

Nine Muses (9MUSES) = 9 artistic beautiful Goddess-like voices that rings through the ear.


Red Velvet = Best of Both Worlds. First their sour then their sweet.

Miss A = Miss Asia <3

Rainbow = Different personalities that works in unison. Unbreakable bond.

Girls' Generation = The Leaders of the new generation that unifies the nation as a whole. (That name itself brings chills).

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Luxorris 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Yeeeeees. I also love WJSN - sounds cute in Korean and Chinese and ''Would You'' thing is nice. And KARA is just ICONIC name, most Jpopy and Kpopy name ever and comes from Greek word ''Chara''

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ThomFrances 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

mine is SS501 I like the unity in the name.

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Lovedreamer 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Wow you really have the time and effort to come up with this.

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Irena_Lia 13 days ago 7
13 days ago

lmao don't y'all delulus tell me that bangtan is a legit name.... rofl

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yooonoon 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

It is their name just wait till you hear about their old English name lol Bulletproof Boy Scouts.. yeah it was their name in english

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ThomFrances 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

That's just the translation of Bangtan Boys

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adnirvs 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

So fascinating how I have never seen anything positive coming from you! How do you live with so much negativity!?

And who do you stan/like bcos I have seen you hate on each and every group!?

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Army_of_Inspirit 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

not sure why Cherry Bullet's in here, I don't really know what their name is suppose to signify but it doesn't give me shivers down my spine like 2NE1 or iKON or SHINee. I think (in my opinion) companies are running out of names for kpop groups. A lot of the names from newly debuted kpop groups aren't good. But who knows, maybe it just takes time to get used to it. I remember when I wasn't a fan of some names like TWICE, MAMAMOO and now it just rolls off the tongue.

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jin_sungmin 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

LOL I love BTS but everyone knows their korean name is kinda wack.

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EXOsTinkerbell 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Okay but Twice has the best name??? The obvious biasness. 🙄

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Andicilin 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

I like Nu'est. The meaning is weird but the word itself is sounds good. Fiestar, Sistar, SHINee also sounds good.

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story_of_light 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

I love EXO's Name 😍😍

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SmmrtmSdnss 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Actually, Stray Kids’s name matches their group more than others, because they invented their name by themselves, they express their own thoughts and feelings in this 2 words, instead of picking producer’s name

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2jelooppar 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

TVXQ is a really cool name. Esp cuz they lived up to the meaning

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Sally_Ayc 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

I think 2NE1 is the best name I've ever heard, 21 or to anyone which is really perfect for their music and charisma that is really for anyone no matter what the fans' ages, it can turn up adults, teenagers, kids even babies lol

And BlackJacks is also the best name of all the fandoms, very unique and creative and goes perfectly with the concept of the group

ugh miss them so much

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ambersky11 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I agree with you, 2NE1 is that perfect group name

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pablo27 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Crayon Pop!!! Crayon Pop!!!

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Secretninja312 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

So basically this is more of a whose most popular....


Personally I always thought Sistar was a clever name because they’re close to each other like sisters and they’re definitely stars in my view lol. On the other hand I always thought HashTag was the worst group name ever...

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6orman 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Enseriously consider that twice is a good name? that's because of bigotry (I really like their songs but it's not a really good name) but there are others that are excellent like BIG BANG, GIRLS GENERATION, WINNER, EXO, DREAMCATCHER, INFINITE, TVXQ, LOONA, BTS, IKON, DAY6, and others because by naming them they call a lot of attention to any public.

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Winston 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Girls Generation because they really made a generation of girl groups to follow.

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ambersky11 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I'm not being biased but I have to say that 2NE1 has the best group name. It's just so unique, cute and the fandom name Blackjack is so suitable! I also like EXO, Sistar, Miss A, Twice, Got7, Infinite and Up10tion... these are actual good names

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All_Star 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

i only liked girls generation and Nu'est cause they actually make sense!

NU'EST-New Establish Style Tempo (they were trying to a new and different styel of music with Face and Action)

Girls Generation-the generation of girls dominance in the music industry has come and they unite us through music (and the girls stayed true to their names)


and lets not forget :

2NE1-21st century new evolution,

DBSK-Rising gods of East.

Kara-Sweet Melody...


if its like in this poll then i might as well say Super Junior is the best name for a group cause it suits the members the most!Lol

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mingyulovesguys 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

nct is definitely the best name. neo culture technology just sounds so cool

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Exo_Leia 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

It's moreso popularity.... I think there's probably smaller groups with better names. Even though the name by itself sounds bad, I think the meaning behind Fromis_9 is cute

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Nightjar 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Correction: "Led Belbet rolls off the tongue really well..."

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Queen_Hallyu 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Monsta X and Stray Kids is a very catchy names too..And the meaning is very interesting..

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Youngstan 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I think toppdogg and hotshot have good group names because hotshot kinda rolls off the tounge and it's 2 syllables and the two words hot and shot are similar also toppdogg is a cool name because they're adding double letters to the word top dog so when they have a song called top dog(which they do) it would be weird to see"top dog by top dog" on the radio it's also 2 syllables so it's easy to say

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carat_cute 12 days ago 3
12 days ago

SEVENTEEN is good tho.. because it's an equation .. well.. years before it wasn't the same reason but now it is.. non fans are like why the hell the name of this group is "seventeen" when they are only 13.. the reason is because they are 13+3+1 =17 ...(13 members, divided into 3 unit/team (hiphop, vocal & performance) & all together they form 1 group).. this is genius

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hyochanfan686 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

Honestly, I feel like that explanation was just a way for them to keep the name without having to add in any more members, since the original meaning was supposed to be because they were going to have 17 members with an average age of 17, but their debut kept getting pushed back and Doyoon, Ming Ming, Dongjin, and Samuel all left. However, since they were already known by SEVENTEEN, they kept it anyways even though the original meaning was lost

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mingyulovesguys 11 days ago 1
11 days ago

the meaning wasn't lost, just changed

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carat_cute 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Exactly .. just changed :) and even if the reason is not the same as before, I think this one with the equation is a really good one..

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BANGL0 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I also really like Shinhwa's group name and Nine Muses also sounds really nice.

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Hang_MiMo 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

B.A.P: best absolute perfect!

And in Korean bap means rice... and I as an Asian know how important rice is at a meal 😂😂

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woase 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

SNSD, Girls' Generation is the most iconic group name ever

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Procrastinating 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

What works as a name in Korean and in English can be very different. All the names that are a single word in common use in English (Twice, Winner etc) are terrible names and only work at all if the group is under the Big3 - Guaranting them enough attention right off the bat so their name will be searchable.

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hiroonakamura 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

akdong musician, red velvet, infinite, f(x) are the only names here that aren't cringworthy though. I'm guessing Koreans - who aren't that good at English - dont really understand how bad some of the group names are really.

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3xplorere9eacema 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I think they suit their names because we're already used to it so it's hard to imagine them with something else but most of the acronym names (if that makes sense) are made with random words so it does sound weird when it is explained e.g. Teen Top=Teenager Emoboy Emotion Next generation Talent Object Praise xD Teen Top, VIXX and the others sound cool without the details in my opinion

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mayakorea 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

so basically everyone is just mentioning their favourite group at this point :p

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Znewie71 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

They match their names well. I give an honorable mention which goes to my kings, BAP=Best, Absolute, Perfect.

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Meeracles 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I think the best group name is those name that you can easily get results on google when you search for them like VIXX , ATEEZ ,EXID . I’m actually surprised that Red Velvet, Twice and Winner is in this list lo

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D_Liam 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

All those names are bad lol

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Jessiek04 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Seventeen just perfectly fits Seventeen. I love how there is also meaning behind it too!:)

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Jintianxiayu 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Calling BS on this article cause B1A4 isnt on the list

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Julzey 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I love the group name "Monsta X". It seems like it encapsulates tough masculinity.

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Lovedreamer 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Useless article. Nobody care about it. Fans stan a group not for its name.

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JxK 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

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Dmelissa 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

For me it's Girls' Generation meaning the era of the Girls

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adnirvs 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Why is this even an article??? Dumb stuff and ppl are fighting over this!

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loyd 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

maybe its because of mino, but because hes so artsy and stylish and because winner has a pretty unique style i think they would fit the name "ikon" pretty well,

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karakamilia 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Uh huh ...

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kalimilano 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

BTS *__*

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nooDLes15 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Behind The Scenes lol

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ratmonster 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

BTS looks good as a group name but bangtan boys is pretty cringey imo. Also cherry bullet.... isn’t a good name.


NCT is a cool looking name. I think groups with only a few letters/numbers have the best names tbh.

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mipcy 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Journalism at its best. This is why i kept returning to AKP.

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BunnyKookie97 13 days ago 2
13 days ago

I feel like BTS has really proven and lifted up their name. Before people and even BTS themselves were embarressed by their name. Now everybody wants to be BTS. And BTS is a really like name and acronym, it just rolls off the tongue.

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Kourtmehh 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

''everyone wants to be BTS'' lol since when?

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BunnyKookie97 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Since they got really popular overseas. I don't know if you know this, but BTS has become the baseline for all other KPOP groups. They have gone farther than any other KPOP groups have ever gone. They have broken so many records and have set many too. People have been trying to copy BTS and their strategy and their structure.

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