These 4 K-Pop Idols Have English-Like Stage Names That Are Actually Their Real Names

Published on May 10, 2021

There are various reasons why idols would choose to use a stage name instead of their real names when promoting. Some may think that their stage name is more memorable than their real name, while others may want want to avoid having the same name as senior idols.

There are some idols with English-sounding stage names you may not know are actually their real names. Read on to see who they are!


BLACKPINK‘s Jennie was born in Anyang, South Korea, but she was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She is fluent in Korean and English and also knows basic Japanese. Fans are often surprised when they learn that she does not have a Korean name, and her full name is Jennie Kim.

Youtuber phân tích số tiền Jennie kiếm được trong 1 năm: Thế này chắc hẳn  giàu nhất BLACKPINK!


Jeno of NCT Dream was born Lee Jeno and raised in Incheon, South Korea. His name could easily pass as an English name, but it’s totally Korean. He is the lead dancer and rapper of the group.

jj archive on Twitter: "190618 - NCT DREAM Jeno, 'Silly cute Jenshow' - NCT DREAM Jeno, 'Cute, right?'…"

3. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel‘s original name is Kang Eui Geon. He revealed in an interview that he legally changed it to “Daniel” because he would become stressed whenever people would have a hard time pronouncing his name.

Behind the 2021 KANG DANIEL Season's Greetings - Kang Daniel Photo  (43753861) - Fanpop

4. Cosmic Girls’ Luda

Cosmic Girls‘ Luda was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is the lead rapper of the group, and she has a mystical-sounding name that could be mistaken for an English name. Her full name is Lee Luda.