Article: Top Ten Most Popular Nicknames Of Korean Celebrities

The people in Korea often use nicknames for their loved ones. This practice of using different random nicknames does not limit only to their circle, but the Korean public also gives a nickname to their favorite celebrities. The nicknames are generally extracted from a personality trait of the celebrity or sometimes just randomly they are given a nickname due to some actions they did. In both cases, there are some Korean celebrities whose nicknames are more known than their real names. These Korean celebrities were given this nickname out of adoration and love by the public. These are the most popular nicknames of Korean celebrities.

1. Nation's First Love

Bae Suzy was given the nickname "Nation's first love" by the masses of South Korea due to her innocent visual and aura which gave off the vibe of innocence, cute, and girl next door. This aura of hers was more prevalent in her initial days in the Korean entertainment industry. Currently, Bae Suzy is one of the most popular and loved South Korean actresses. She was also a K-pop idol. Her group, Miss A later disbanded.


2. Nation's MC

Yoo Jae Suk was given the nickname Nation's MC. He is very popular with this nickname as the people in South Korea instantly recognize him with this nickname. Yoo Jae Suk is a popular host who has hosted several hit television shows and is highly appreciated for his great comic timing. He surely earned the nickname of "Nation's MC".


3. King Of Rich Man

Lee Min-ho enjoys a huge fan following all over the world. There is hardly any person familiar with Korean entertainment that would not recognize him. Lee Min Ho has been given the nickname of "King of Rich Man" because of the acting projects he has starred in. He played the role of super-rich man and chaebol, in multiple dramas such as Boys Over Flower, Heirs, Legends of the Blue Sea, The King: Eternal Monarch.


4. King Of Historical Drama

Lee Joong-gi is one such actor who is known for his intense acting and is one of the first actors in the Korean entertainment industry. He was given this nickname, King of Historical Drama by the public because of his track of playing historical characters in multiple films and television series. He played historical characters in dramas such as Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Arang and the Magistrate, Gunman in Joseon, etc.


5. King Of Melodrama

Jung Hae In is popular with his nickname, King of Melodrama. Jung Hae In has starred in some really good television series and proved his acting ability, he is known for his realistic acting. The actor is called King of Melodrama as he has starred in a lot of Melodrama genres. Some of them being, One Spring Night, Something in the Rain and now the current airing drama Snowdrop.


6. King Of Action

The nickname, King of Action is given to Ji Chang Wook. Ji Chang Wook Is popular with the masses and has an image of a tough guy because of the roles he has portrayed in his drama. He is called King of Action because he did action genre drama that was a big hit, such as The K2, Healer, Warrior Baek Dong Soo, Fabricated City.


7. The Best Kisser

Park Seo Joon is sometimes also referred to as The Best Kisser by the Korean public due to his passionate kissing scenes which he shows on-screen. Park Seo Joon is one such actor who has established his name in the Korean entertainment industry and has a large fanbase both domestically and internationally.


8. Nation's Little Sister

IU whose real name is Lee Ji-Eun is often called as Nation's Little Sister and was given this nickname by public Korea because of the innocent image she has, she debuted when she was just 15 years old and hence she is always viewed as the cute, girl next door actress.


9. Nation's Boyfriend/ Nation's Crown Prince

Park Bo Gum is such an actor who has not a single but two of the very popular nicknames given by the Korean public. Park Bo Gum is known for his natural charm and powerful acting. He earned these nicknames due to the dramas he did such as Love in the Moonlight and Reply 1988.


10. Nation's Little Brother

The nickname Nation's Little Brother is given to the actor Yeo Jin-goo. He is referred to as Nation's Little Brother because of the image he has in the Korean entertainment industry. His cute image as a child actor has pertained and even now the Korean public lovingly calls him "Nation's Little Brother".