We recently took a look at the names and meanings of several different K-Pop girl groups, so it’s time for the boys to have their turn as well!
Like with the girl group list, there are some boy group fandom names that are really unique and clever, while others tend to be a little unusual and maybe a bit too creative!
Here are the fandom names and meanings of 24 popular K-Pop boy groups!
1. A.C.E: CHOICE
Meaning: Fans and A.C.E “choose” each other.
2. ASTRO: AROHA
Meaning: Aroha means “love” in the Maori language; also short for ASTRO, HEART & All fans.
3. ATEEZ: ATINY
Meaning: A combination of “ATEEZ” and “destiny”.
4. BTOB: Melody
Meaning: “BTOB” stands for “born to beat”, and melodies are needed to make music.
5. BTS: ARMY
Meaning: Short for “Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth”, and means that “fans are resistant to ‘bullets that society aims at its adolescents'”.
6. CRAVITY: LUVITY
Meaning: A combination of “luv” and “CRAVITY”, for “people who love CRAVITY”.
7. DAY6: My Day
Meaning: Voted by fans, it references the DAY6 song “My Day” that came out the same year the fandom name was decided.
8. ENHYPEN: ENGENE
Meaning: Fans are the “engines” for ENHYPEN, and the “GENE” part of the fandom name represents the “shared DNA” between the group and fans.
9. GOT7: iGOT7/AhGeSe
Meaning: Means lucky 7, as well as that fans are “lucky to have each other”; also sounds like “baby bird” in Korean.
10. iKON: iKONIC
Meaning: “iKONIC” symbolizes the relationship of idol + fan; fans fill the space between iKON, so that “fans become one with [iKON]”.
11. MONSTA X: Monbebe
Meaning: “Monbebe” is French for “my baby”.
12. NCT: NCTzen
Meaning: A combination of “NCT” and “citizen”.
13. NU’EST: L.O.Λ.E
Meaning: The Hangul spelling of NU’EST is 뉴이스트, which contains the symbols that appear to spell out the fandom name (ㄴ, ㅇ, ㅅ, ㅌ).
14. ONEUS: To Moon
Meaning: “To Moon” is a reference from the lyrics of their song “ZigZag”: “Just like the earth and the moon, I revolve around you.”
15. ONF: Fuse
Meaning: “ONF” is short for “ON/OFF” like a lightswitch, which needs a fuse; also a combination of “ONF” and “Muse”, since fans are ONF’s inspiration.
16. PENTAGON: Universe
Meaning: “Universe” is a reference from the lyrics of their song “Pentagon”: “You are my universe.”
17. SEVENTEEN: Carat
Meaning: A reference to their song “Shining Diamond”, and that fans are the ones that make them “shine”.
18. SF9: Fantasy
Meaning: Stands for “Future : Accompany : Next : Together : Affect : SF9 : You”.
19. SHINee: Shawol
Meaning: A combination of “SHINee” and “world”.
20. Stray Kids: STAY
Meaning: A play on the group’s name, as well as a reference to the phrase “Stay always by their (Stray Kids’) side.”
21. The Boyz: The B/Deobi (더비)
Meaning: Stands for Vitamin B, as fans are The Boyz’s “vitamin”.
22. TREASURE: Treasure Makers/Teume
Meaning: Fans make TREASURE who they are!
23. TXT: M.O.A
Meaning: Stands for “Moments of Alwaysness”.
24. VICTON: Alice
Meaning: Comes from the phrase, “Always we Love the voICE.”