The 10 Stars’ Names Are The Most Popular Names For Korean Babies This Year So Far

They’re naming their babies well!

The list of the most popular baby names in South Korea this year is out, and it looks like some parents may have been inspired by their favorite celebrities. These 10 Korean stars’ names all appeared in the rankings for boys and girls.

1. Seojoon

Seojoon is the 2nd most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, holding its ranking from 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Seojoon is actor Park Seo Joon, who was actually born with the name Park Yong Kyu. From Parasite to Itaewon Class and more, Park Seo Joon has become one of the most famous Korean actors worldwide.

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2. Naeun

Naeun is the 13th most popular name for Korean baby girls this year, holding its ranking from 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Naeun is Apink‘s Naeun (full name Son Na Eun), who recently signed an acting contract with YG Entertainment.

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3. Eunwoo

Eunwoo is the 5th most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, falling one place since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Eunwoo is ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo, whose real name is actually Lee Dong Min. Cha Eunwoo’s popularity boosted even higher this year after his role in True Beauty.

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4. Jiwoo

Jiwoo is the 12th most popular name for Korean baby girls this year, falling three places since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Jiwoo is LOONA‘s Chuu, whose real name is Kim Ji Woo. Chuu has been branching out from singing this year with her eco-focused Chuu Can Do It web series.

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5. Suho

Suho is the 9th most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, rising four places since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Suho is EXO‘s Suho, who was born Kim Jun Myeon. Despite enlisting back in May last year, Suho’s popularity is still going strong.

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6. Sia

Sia is the 11th most popular name for Korean baby girls this year, holding its place since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Sia is OH MY GIRL‘s YooA, whose real name is actually Yoo Si Ah (also spelled Yoo Shi Ah). YooA’s popularity soared even higher after her solo debut with “Bon Voyage” last year.

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7. Rowoon

Rowoon is the 11th most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, rising a staggering 13 places since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Rowoon is SF9‘s Rowoon, whose real name is Kim Seok Woo. Rowoon’s career as an actor is growing by the year, and he’s scooping up numerous endorsements too.

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8. Sua

Sua is the 14th most popular name for Korean baby girls this year, falling four places since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Sua is Dreamcatcher‘s SuA, who uses the stage name in place of her real name, Kim Bo Ra. The starlet is currently a regular guest on SBS Power FM‘s Wendy’s Young Street with Red Velvet‘s Wendy.

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9. Sunwoo

Sunwoo is the 14th most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, rising three places since 2020. One of the most well-known stars named Sunwoo is THE BOYZ‘s Sunwoo (full named Kim Sun Woo). Earlier this year, Sunwoo released a self-composed song for his birthday.

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Though he Romanizes his name differently, ENHYPEN‘s Sunoo (full name Kim Sun Woo) is another popular Sunwoo. Sunoo recently dazzled fans with his visuals and talents in “Drunk-Dazed.”

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10. Leejoon

Leejoon is the #1 most popular name for Korean baby boys this year, rising five places since last year. One of the most well-known stars named Leejoon is actor and MBLAQ member Lee Joon, whose real name is Lee Chang Sun. Next year, Lee Joon is set to star in tvN‘s Starfish.

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Source: TheQoo