Origins of Fan Club Names

I’m sure you already know that Big Bang’s fan club name is VIP, or that 2PM’s fan club name is Hottest…but don’t you ever wonder how these names came about or why they were chosen? Well, look here and find the answer to those questions!

Note: Not every fan club name is on this list.


2AM (I Am): 2PM + 2AM = One Day. Put the two names together and you get “I Am Hottest”

2PM (Hottest): JYP considers 2:00 PM as the hottest time of day.

2NE1 (Blackjacks): 21 is the highest number a person can achieve while playing Blackjack.

4Minute (4Nia):  4Minute Mania.

After School (Play Girlz): Pledis asked fans to give suggestions. Play Girlz was the name chosen and it’s the name of a track on their first mini album.

A Pink (Pink Panda): “Pink Panda” is a play on the name of the group and the Korean word for ‘fan’ (팬, paen).

B1A4 (BANA): “BANA” refers to “BA (B1A4) NA (fans)”, and put together it means “we have fallen for each other (BANADA)!”.

B2ST (B2UTY): Beauty and the Beast.

Big Bang (VIP): VIP stands for “Very Important Person”. Their second single La La La is also referred to as Big Bang is VIP. 

BoA (Jumping BoA): The idea that BoA’s lively and energetic music makes her fans dance and jump.

Boyfriend (Bestfriend): The same initials with BoyFriend; B.F! Just like the meaning of the name, Boyfriend’s members hope to deepen their relationship and care for each other.

Brown Eyed Girls (Everlasting): The four members that make up BEG are unified with their fans for everlasting.

CN Blue (Boice): A combination of “Blue” and “Voice”. FNC Music declares that CN Blue’s fans are their voice.

DBSK (Cassiopeia): The constellation Cassiopeia is made of five points that create a “W” in the sky. The group DBSK also uses the synonym TVXQ. Tracing TVXQ on a keyboard coincidentally makes a ‘W’. The Cassiopeia fanclub refers to themselves as Cassies for short.

Epik High (High Skool): High Skool is the name of a song off their album High Society.

FT Island (Primadonna):  Named after the title of a song from their first studio album.

Girls’ Generation (S♥NE):  When written in Hangul SONE is “소원”, which means “wish”, and was a song featured on their first album as well as in the title of their song Tell Me Your Wish. It also has a deeper meaning: “소원” (SoWun), pronounced “So One”, implies that Girls’ Generation will always be one with their fans.

Infinite (Inspirit):  Woollim Entertainment held a poll and Inspirit received 70% of the vote.

Jay Park (Jaywalkers):  Jay wanted his fans to choose the name. The fans submitted the names and it was narrowed down to three chosen by Jay. The fans chose Jaywalkers in the final poll.

Jewelry (Jewel Box): Jewelry is best kept safe and protected in a Jewel Box.

KARA (Kamilia): KARA‘s fans are like their family. Put KARA and the Spanish word “familia” together and you get Kamilia.

MBLAQ (A+): All the members of MBLAQ have the blood type A, and the “+” comes from Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality. The “Absolute Quality” is A+.

Miss A (Say A): The name was announced by Miss A via a video posted to their daum cafe in the hopes that fans will shout “Say A” at their performances.

Rain (The Cloud): Clouds carry and bring the rain.

Rainbow (Rain-nous): Rainbow + Luminous.

Se7en (Lucky Se7en): Se7en himself believes that his fans bring him luck. It also is a reference to seven as a lucky number.

SHINee (SHINee World):  Named after their first studio album. SHINee fans also refer to themselves as Shawols. It’s a shortening of SHINee World (샤이니월드), SHYA and WOL = SHAWOLS.

Sistar (Star1): Starship Entertainment held a poll and STAR1 received the most number of votes. Additionally, if you combine the word “star” and the Korean word for one, you get STA(R) + IL = STYLE.

SS501 (Triple S): SS in SS501 stands for Super Star. The added “S” stands for Supporter.

Super Junior (Everlasting Friends AKA ELFs): This name is given to their fans who will always be their fans and love them no matter what. Also, it means that their fans are more than fans to them, they’re more like dear friends.

Teen Top (Angel): TOP Media held a poll and “Angel” received the most voted, along with multiple names such as “Top Planet” and “Andromeda”.

The BOSS/DGNA (Master): The meaning behind “Master” is The Boss’ owners who have mastered everything about them. It means the artiste and fans trust each other and stand by each other.

U-Kiss (Kiss Me): If U-Kiss were to ask “Who should I kiss?” the fans would reply “Kiss ME!”

Wonder Girls (Wonderful): Fans are “full of wonder” for the Wonder Girls.

ZE:A (ZE:A Style): ZE:A Style was one of ten contenders for a fan club name, and voting through their daum cafe revealed that  ZE:A STYLE was the winner.


Last updated August 20, 2011

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    • mint.flavor.turtle
    • August 20th, 2011

    B1A4 (BANA(DA)): BA stands for them, B1A4, NA stands for the fans, and put together the meaning and it means “we have fallen for each other.” BANA is a shortened version.
    Boyfriend (Girlfriends&Bestfriends): Female fans are like their girlfriends loving them and being loved back by them, while male fans are like their best friends for supporting them.

      • purpl3n1nj4
      • July 26th, 2012

      Actually, for Boyfriend, its just Bestfriends. Before, it WAS Girlfriends then they saw fanboys so they changed it to Bestfriends. Boyfriend said it themselves~

  1. Block B (BBC): Block B Club.

  2. thanks for considering my suggestion ^.^

    • 08shipper
    • September 5th, 2011

    And us.. f(x) fans.. were nameless lol. Let ‘nameless’ be our fans club name lol.

    • aff(x)tion
    • October 2nd, 2011

    F(x)’s fans are called “Aff(x)tion” – F(x)’s fans are being affictionate to f(x)

      • 윤 해 혁
      • January 1st, 2012

      but, that’s unofficial name 😐

    • F(X) officil fan club is PLUS. Someone tell me.

        • Andi Xu
        • April 6th, 2012

        no…whenever i’ll search in the internet about f(x)’s fan club..”Aff(x)tion”…is the results,,,

    • Hyun Min
    • October 8th, 2011

    Boyfriend fans are called “Bestfriend”

      • LoveBoyfriend
      • November 20th, 2011

      Really? I thought it was called ‘Girlfriend’ .

        • 윤 해 혁
        • January 1st, 2012

        for Fangirl: Girlfriend
        but for Fanboy: Bestfriend

      • but now,
        the boys and girls fans is “bestfriend”
        boyfriend said it…^^

  3. i think ZE:A’s fan club is ZE:A’s right?

    • Vixie
    • October 14th, 2011

    F.CUZ’s fans are called runways because they were nicked name as “model doll” when they first debuted.

    • mi
    • October 19th, 2011

    2pm fan club is also hottest because there was 7 members at the time and there is 7 letters in the word hottest

    • jeyathena
    • November 5th, 2011

    Teen top fans are now officially ‘angels’.

    • nyx
    • November 22nd, 2011

    RAINBOW’s official fanclub is “Rain-nous” (RAINBOW + Luminous). A portmanteau meaning that their fanclub will support RAINBOW members until the members’ 7 colours shine brightly.

  4. what is secret’s fan club???

      • soffi
      • February 12th, 2012

      Secret Time

  5. Really love the meaning of Cassiopeia and ELF…. I hope I will be CASSIELF forever… thanks for sharing…

    • Cassie&Shawol
    • December 5th, 2011

    aigoo i dnt knw Jaejoong(yunjae) and Junsu(yosu) gave birth to Teen Top >o< and changmin being the evil uncle ^^

      • nabell
      • March 24th, 2012

      haha i agree

    • Diamond
    • December 14th, 2011

    ELF 4ever

    • RIGHT ELF forever.. 😀

        • frendz4eva
        • January 7th, 2014

        Heechul ❤

        ELF <333

    • onyunyu
    • December 18th, 2011

    just want to add something :
    you could find ‘W’ alphabet in keyboard by tracing TVfXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi – it’s DBSK’s chinese name) not just TVXQ
    and i also don’t know how in particular way ‘W’ alphabet is the same shape with Cassiopeia constellation in the sky.
    cassiopeia is a constellation of 5 stars that shine brightly in northern sky.
    cassiopeia is usually used by lost winter travellers to find polaris so that they can go back to their home (cassiopeia will stay in its position, won’t change, that’s why traveller use this constellation as compass). now dbsk is kinda lost their way (split up into JYJ and TVXQ) and cassiopeia will always stay and shine brightly to guide TVXQ so that they can find their way to Polaris (maybe in this contact TVXQ will get together with five members like it used to be)


    Just want to help another fansclub to understand what cassiopeia really is 🙂

    • chodingryu
    • December 22nd, 2011

    About the fanclub names for Teen Top, I think they changed it already. What I heard was that ‘Andromeda’ is not the official fanclub name. Teen Top’s fans are called Angels now.

    • Amanda
    • January 23rd, 2012

    which is the name of the fans of AA double ?

    • A Pink Addict
    • February 5th, 2012

    How about A Pink?? Can someone pls explain how A Pink’s fanclub name Pink Panda came about.Thks! ❤

    • ‘Pink Panda’, a play on the name of the group and the Korean word for ‘fan’ (팬, paen).
      i got it from wikipedia 😀

    • TeenTopAngel
    • February 7th, 2012

    Teen Top Fans are called “Angels”

    • adoringB2uty
    • February 19th, 2012

    B2UTY and B2ST is just so dang cute.

    I mean seriously, how adorable. It’s so relatable that they used fairy tales as a reference point. And the B2UTY name even applies to male fans because BEAST (B2ST) say that they are just as beautiful inside as the female fans.

    Love them.

    • alice
    • February 25th, 2012

    Teen Top – Angel

  6. TQ Everybody. . Now i know all about kpop. . ! Saranghae kpop. . !! U all always in my heart. . !!

    • nabell
    • March 24th, 2012

    B.A.P called their fans ‘baby’..i dont know why but it’s funny to called male fans baby

    • they are called baby because when you try to say B.A.P. as fast as you can, it will sound like “baby”

      lol…read that somewhere before in tumblr..

    • if i’m not mistaken, male fans has been called “warrior”

    • acece
    • March 31st, 2012

    teen top fanclub name has change to angel..

    • Vix
    • March 31st, 2012

    F.CUZ’s fanclub name has officially changed to For U
    It’s stated through F.CUZ’s twitter @FCUZ0108

    • coolpeppermints
    • April 4th, 2012

    A Pink pleaseeee ….

    • rentwins
    • April 18th, 2012

    f(x) fanclub name is PLUS. sulli already said that at her me2day

  7. i just love U-Kiss’s fan club.. Kiss Me forever

  8. Angel here! :DDD

    • B2SHINEE
    • May 21st, 2012

    L.O./\.E (ㄴㅇㅅㅌ) pronouns as LOVE is nu’est fanclub name. it taken out from korean word of nu’est (뉴이스트)

    • HelloCupid
    • May 24th, 2012

    hello venus : hello cupid

    • yanalee
    • June 9th, 2012

    B.A.P fans is BABY

    • banu A
    • June 9th, 2012

    i think CNblue’s fan clup is blue,isn’t it?

    • June 11th, 2012

    update pls……………

    • Raindrops
    • June 12th, 2012

    Queens for T-ara ~

      • Shraffe
      • June 19th, 2012

      nah, that’s not the official fanclub for t-ara. it’s QUEEN’S. Since tiaras are worn by queens. And their fans means like T-ara owns them, thus the name QUEEN’S, meaning the queen owns them. remember the apostrophe well.

      Although, i don’t know why the Japanese fan club is different. What I know is that before the official name is QUEEN’S, international fans around the world use the term Diadem. And Diadem is still used until now for any fans who did not signed up as QUEEN’S for the lack of money (mostly). Just telling you guys…

    • Jaejoong’s
    • June 29th, 2012

    how about JYJ?? JYJ’s fanclub is ORION

    • MiniKpopr
    • July 6th, 2012

    You guys should update……

    • baeksbaby
    • July 13th, 2012

    secret’s fanclub is called secretime right? from their song shy boy if im not mistaken?

  9. how about JYJ ??!!^^

  10. what’s the club name of “JJ Project” ??!!

      • Nana
      • January 27th, 2013

      it’s Joyous. i read it somewhere in soompi.

    • asdfHEERINghjkl
    • August 11th, 2012

    I seriously despise some o the names because they are just so much like other fan clubs.Like BEG and SuJu.Annoying for me.

    • shawolatheart
    • August 25th, 2012

    EXO is EXOtics. EXO fans that I meet calls themselves an EXOtic.. And I’m one of the Fans! Proud to be a Shawol and EXOtic~~

  11. can i ask about a-peace fans??

    • FaFa
    • September 18th, 2012


    • Shin Hye Sup
    • September 21st, 2012

    I am a BABY with EXOtics STYLE from the VIP Class. B))

  12. wat about the kpop group TOUCH? Do they have one?

    • Lyana
    • October 14th, 2012

    What About the new kpop group 100%?

  13. BAP’s fans name are called BABYz. but for the male fans, they called them Warriors. yongguk told so. /shrugs

    • love sing :)
    • October 21st, 2012

    sarang he jb

  14. Secret is secret time u,u

    • BabyAngelhearstheMelody
    • November 24th, 2012

    Can someone tell me the official fanclub name for the new boy group 100% (백퍼센트), please! thxx xoxo

      • Park Lee Chwang
      • June 12th, 2013

      They don’t have one yet,I think.

  15. VIXX ?

      • Park Lee Chwang
      • June 12th, 2013

      Their fanclub is STARLIGHT. It was a song from their first single album “Super Hero”. There was another reason,they said it themselves, but I can’t remember! It was on an episode of VIXX TV!!!

    • Honey Hanis
    • December 8th, 2012

    There is no official fanclub for 100% at this time.

  16. 100% please!!!!!

    • Park Lee Chwang
    • June 12th, 2013

    Add NU’EST! Their fanclub name is L.O.V.E which is the 4 hangul letters that you can notice: 뉴이스트 see the “l” and the “o” and the upside down “v” and then the “e”. I think its weird but clever too!

    • Naz
    • September 7th, 2013

    infinite’s fan club is inspirit. it is also refers to infinite+spirit = inspirit. correct me if i am wrong.

    • Audrey
    • September 26th, 2013

    for vixx, we are called Starlights named after one of their songs

    • Kpop lover
    • October 17th, 2013

    Thank you so much for these! Some of them were pretty interesting that I never knew about. Just wondering, I’ve seen FTISLAND’s fans sometimes call them islanders. Is that used a lot?

    • We’re glad to be of assistance!
      As for your question, “Islanders” is unofficial. It is simply a simpler way of stating themselves as fans. For example, fans of K-pop call themselves K-poppers because it is self-explanatory, even though it isn’t official. We hope this helps clarify any confusion!

    • Tue Tran
    • November 17th, 2013

    BTS(BangTan Boys) are A.R.M.Y ^-^

  17. There is one that I don’t know,did you ever heard about Queens Fan Club names if you had heard about it could you please leave a reply to my comment because me and my friend is playing a K-POP Fan Club Guess

  18. Hi mates, nice piece of writing and pleasant arguments commented here,
    I am actually enjoying by these.

    • Mminhye
    • January 2nd, 2014

    Cross Gene pls

    • weya
    • January 12th, 2014

    i’m hoping for juniel’s fans club….what is it if anybody know?

  19. block b is bbc (block b club) and their official colour is black and yellow means bee.

    • Miza
    • February 15th, 2014

    BtoB’s fanclub is MELODY. hehe

  20. If you plan to be a book heroine, this means that you must eat all
    the time, except when you’re not eating, and then you should be thinking about eating.
    his comic roles in movies like Hungama, Waqt: The Race against Time,
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    • Heunyi
    • March 27th, 2014

    f(x) & EXO fanclubs still nameless (I’m an EXO fan)…sigh SM why you take so long to decide on a fanclub name?! Especially for f(x), who have been around for quite a while already (since 2009), it’s time they get an official fanclub name! I personally like Aff(x)tion for f(x) & EXOtic for EXO (I think it’s pretty clever & cool).

    • mier_SHCJ
    • June 14th, 2014

    it’s not already 16 years but it’s only 16 years and we will long lasting forever.. shinhwa’s fans = Shinhwa Changjo which is means the creation(changjo) of legend(shinhwa) .. proud to be shinchang <3<3<3

    • akma
    • June 24th, 2014

    How about myname ?? T-T

      • Waattss
      • June 26th, 2014

      Myname’s fanclub are called Mygirls

    • Heunyi
    • August 7th, 2014

    Can you please add in EXO’s fanclub name EXO-L? L is the letter between K and M so it’s a link between the members and the fans, EXO and the fans are one. L is also the 12th letter in the alphabet…OT12 still lives on!

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