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These Korean Stars Have Same Or Similar-Sounding Names

Who's who? We list down some of the Korean celebrities whose names often get mixed up

Even die-hard Hallyu fans have a hard time pronouncing, memorizing, and spelling the names of Korean celebrities. Some of these stars debuted with the same names, prompting some to adopt a stage name, while others have similar-sounding names with only a few differences in terms of the positioning of the letters in their names. For some, the differences are even just a matter of spacing! 


The current mainstream popularity of It's Okay to Not be Okay's (IOTNBO) Seo Ye-ji and Kim Soo-hyun as well as Backstreet Rookie's Kim Yoo-jung reminded of us their fellow Korean stars whose names sound like theirs: Crash Landing on You's Son Ye-jinLove Alarm's Kim So-hyun, and The Running Mates: Human Rights' Kim Joo-young. Plus, the rest of these Hallyu celebrities whose names often get confused with another personality.  


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Read more about these Korean celebrities with the same or similar-sounding names in the gallery below:


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Lead photos from Ma:nyo (Son Ye-jin), Gold Medalist (Seo Ye-ji and Kim Soo-hyun), IMDb (Kim So-hyun), and Ferdinand Stohr via Unsplash