There's a lot of unique K-pop fan club names out there!
28 Aug 2018 - 2:54 PM  UPDATED 28 Aug 2018 - 2:54 PM

Almost every K-pop group has a fan club with a special name by which fans refer to themselves. There's usually a reason behind these names, so we found some of the interesting meanings behind K-pop groups' fandom names!


ARMY technically stands for 'Adorable Representative M.C for Youth', but it has another meaning too. With the word literally being 'army', it means that fans will always stand together with BTS, and they'll support one another.

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2. TWICE: Once

A simple reason for this one: if fans love the group even once, the girls will repay them with 'twice' their love!

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V.I.P stands for 'very important person' and that's exactly what BIGBANG think of their fans - each and everyone of them is an important person to them!

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The L stands for 'love' and means that EXO will forever love their fans. Of course that feeling is very mutual we're sure!

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5. GOT7: iGOT7

7 is a lucky number and 'I GOT7' means that fans have gotten GOT7. Put that together and you have iGOT7, meaning that fans not only get members' love but also their luck.

Plus in Korean, iGOT7 sounds similar to 'ahgase' which means 'baby bird'. Explains their light sticks!

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6. Girls' Generation: SONE

Pronounced "So One", SONE signifies that SNSD and their fans will forever be one.

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This one is super easy, it's just a shortening of the words 'black' and 'pink'.

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8. SHINee: SHINee World

This fandom name comes from SHINee's first studio album. Since the name can be a bit long to say out loud, fans have shorted it to 'Shawols'.

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9. B.A.P: BABY

BABY is actually an acronym for 'Baby Always Behind You' which means that fans will always be there from behind to cheer B.A.P on.

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10. PENTAGON: Universe

This name is taken from a line in PENTAGON's song "Pentagon" from their first mini-album, "You are my universe". Pretty much means fans are the universe to PENTAGON members.

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11. SEVENTEEN: Carat

In this analogy, SEVENTEEN's diamons are Carat - their fans - who help them shine.

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12. 2PM: Hottest

Not just the fandom's name because they are considered the hottest! It also comes from the idea that 2pm is the hottest time of day.

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13. INFINITE: Inspirit

Comprised of the words 'in' and 'spirit', Inspirit signifies that fans will be there to support INFINITE, even if they aren't physically present.

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14. VIXX: Starlight

VIXX see their fans as sparkling stars, hence starlight!

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15. MONSTA X: Monbebe

MONSTA X are pretty fancy, their fandom name is French! 'Mon' means 'my' and 'bebe' means 'baby'. Put the two together and you've got Monbebe. 

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16. Red Velvet: Reveluv

Reveluv can be taken a few different ways: it's a shortening of Red Velvet Luv meaning fans love the girls; and 'Reve' also means 'dream' in French, suggesting fans helped Red Velvet's dreams come true.

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17. WINNER: Inner Circle

An inner circle means a close group of friends, and that's exactly what WINNER are saying their fans are to them with this fandom name.

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