121 Best K-Pop Group Names for Boy, Girl, & Coed Groups (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

K-pop girl group performing on stage

K-pop — short for Korean pop — is a genre of music taking the world by storm.

While popular music in Korea has been around much longer, the foundations of K-pop as we know it today — with its focus on well-trained, multi-talented artists — first emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the boy groups SoBangCha and Seo Taiji and Boys.[1]

In the decades since K-pop has grown into an internationally famous style of music and massively influential industry, contributing over $9 billion to the Korean economy each year.[2]

With groups like BTS and Blackpink topping worldwide charts and breaking YouTube records, you might be inspired to make your own group… or just write a story about one!

Below, we have K-pop group name ideas for boy groups, girl groups, and coed groups.

Note that you don’t necessarily need to choose a name based on your group’s gender; we’ve separated the list this way for groups looking for gender-specific names, but feel free to choose whichever name suits your group best!

You can also scroll past the list for tips on creating your own K-pop group names.

Coed Groups

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    UNA1[3]

    short for “united as one”

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    V5[3]

    short for “five voices”

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    MIX5

    for a five-member group

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    Aces

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    Destiny[4]

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    9ine[5]

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    Unit 99

    99 is a lucky number in numerology

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    In The Zone

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    Soul2Seoul

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    Nth Level

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    Retrograde

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    Haeng-Syo

    peace out

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    Hallyu Dreams

    “Hallyu” refers to the growth/popularity of Korean culture

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    Lucky 13

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    2 LAND[6]

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    KWL

    Korean Wave League

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    Superstitious

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    Vibe[7]

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    Youth Fountain[4]

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    Dance Theory

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    K. Thx.[5]

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    Um-Yang

    Korean term for Yin-Yang

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    Hwaiting

    support/encouragement

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    KCC

    Korean Culture Crew

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    Never Random

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    Go-Stop!

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    Double Happiness

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    Friendship Squad

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    Aegyo Society

    cuteness

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    Standard Variance

Girl Groups

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    NOVA

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    H4RMONY

    “harmony”; for a four-member group

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    RO5EY[8]

    pronounced “rosie”; for a group with five members

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    MYSTIC

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    Bloom[7]

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    Prism

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    Girls Next Door

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    X-POSURE

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    Krush[8]

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    BL15S

    “bliss”

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    Cherish

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    Vixenne[8]

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    XOX[7]

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    Aurora[8]

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    st*rdust

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    Midnight[8]

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    5tyle[6]

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    Girls Evolution[8]

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    Galax-E

    “galaxy”

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    Tomorrow Moon[6]

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    Neon Hearts

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    Flutterby[9]

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    AKG[7]

    short for “Any Kinda Girls”

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    Pastel X[6]

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    Soliel

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    Shimmer

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    Shades of Pink

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    Ever Gems[6]

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    Honey

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    WONDER

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    DNG[8]

    Dynamic New Girls

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    Metamorphosis

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    Kiki

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    Sugarr

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    Yellow Bloom[8]

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    First Memory[10]

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    Pink Berets

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    Rebel Girls

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    Ladybug[4]

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    Sister Status

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    Wild Cats[3]

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    Pastel Milieu

    pastel environment

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    Style Collage

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    Ladies Ten[11]

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    Daebak Girls

    Awesome!

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    Vogue Approach

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    Crop Top Collective

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    Catwalk Style

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    Sequin Squad

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    Beh Peuh Brigade

    BFFs

Boy Groups

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    ILLUSION

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    PHOEN.X.

    for a 10-member group

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    MIRAGE

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    DO:ZEN[9]

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    X-Change[4]

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    Cosmic Blue

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    SHADOW

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    Supersonic[12]

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    1More[7]

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    Synergy[3]

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    1-UP

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    Axis

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    Riddle[10]

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    B3ST

    best

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    TBB

    Throwback Boys

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    quest

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    Chain Reaction[4]

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    OTE

    On The Edge

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    Timeline

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    5OAK:[3]

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    No Limits

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    Torchback[11]

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    6-Con[12]

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    Equilibrium[13]

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    Code Name Z

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    One Union[12]

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    NDS

    Natural Defiance System

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    Late Notice

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    short for "five of a kind"

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    A-Gamers

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    Knights

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    Shock Waves

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    Nth P.M[6]

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    REF

    Red-Eye Flight

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    Reaction Mode

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    Escaping Velocity

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    Namu Jjang

    too cool

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    300[12]

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    Seems Legit

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    HHU

    Hip Hop Underground

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    Rage Mania

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    Level 10,000

K-Pop Group Name Generator

How to Create a K-Pop Group Name

K-pop group names can seem very quirky and unique, but there are often real logic and meaning behind them!

For example, Seventeen stands for the 13 members, who make up three units and one team — 13 + 3 + 1 = 17. The girl group Twice got its name because its goal is to touch people’s hearts twice (through their ears and their eyes).

K-pop groups have powerful marketing teams behind them, but you don’t need help from professionals to find the perfect name for your group.

You also don’t necessarily need a deeper meaning behind your name — you can choose anything that sounds good to you!

However, brainstorming different meanings can help you come up with the perfect name more easily.

You can make your name as obvious or cryptic as you want, but keep the following tips in mind while creating it:

  • Use acronyms. Acronyms are very common in K-pop group names; if there’s a phrase that you like, just take the first letter of each word to create your group name. You can even choose an acronym with multiple meanings to give your group a sense of mystery and depth.
  • Use English words. Most popular K-pop groups have names that either include English or translate well into English, such as Stray Kids, Twice, Red Velvet, and Dreamcatcher. You can name your group after random objects, foods, mythical creatures — anything you like. Make the name more unique by slightly altering the spelling of the word, combining words, or putting some numbers in place of letters.
  • Choose your concept. As you’re probably already aware if you’re a K-pop fan, groups tend to follow particular “concepts,” such as retro, futuristic, or supernatural. Though some groups do change concepts over time while keeping the same name, the group’s songs, music videos, and public image usually stick closely to the concept. Decide on a cool concept with your group and choose a name that reflects the concept you want to portray.
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