KPOP Dictionary: What is a Maknae?

In case you didn’t know, a Maknae is basically the youngest member of a Kpop group. But what is so special about the youngest member and why is there a special term for them? We will look into this and make sure that you understand the whole concept. This will add a lot of wisdom and insights to your next conservation about Kpop.

What does maknae mean?

What maknae means can be easily summed up in one short sentence. A maknae is the youngest member of a Kpop group. It is that simple. But there is more to it than you might think.

10 maknae members you have to know

Suzy (Miss A)

She is the Miss A Maknae but even if she is the youngest member of the group, she doesn’t mind the huge stage. You can see that during her concerts and performances, but also in the video below, where she throughs the opening pitch at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. If you want to know more about her or Miss A, please check out my page about Suzy and my Miss A profile.

Minzy (2NE1)

She is the 2NE1 Maknae and even if some of her group members overshadow her from time to time, you can expect big things from her in the future. Look out  for her solo career, now that she has the time for it. Watch the video below to get an idea about how special this Kpop idol is.

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Subin (Dal Shabet)

She is the Maknae of Dal Shabet and you should check out her incredible talent in the video below. If you are looking for some soul in a Korean voice, than she might be the one for you. And check out her other music as well, because they make awesome music. If you want to know more about her, please visit my Dal Shabet profile.


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Seohyun (SNSD)

She is the SNSD Maknae. There is a lot to say about Girls Generation, their music and their looks. But Seohyun is definitely one of my favourite members. I think she can do it all. Singing, dancing and looking fabulous. If you want to know more about her, check out my SNSD profile or watch the video below.


Kwon So Hyun (4Minute)

She is the 4Minute maknae and you should look out for her, because she is an incredible dancer. But that is not everything you should know about her. Therefore, you should have a look at my 4Minute profile, where you can find amazing facts about her and her group members. Also make sure to watch the video below. Especially, if you need some aegyo to get an extra portion of happiness in your life today.


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Lee Sungjong (INFINITE)

He is the INFINITE Maknae. The youngest member of one of the most successful Kpop boy groups really knows how to entertain, dance and sing. Watch the video below, to find out which kind of music they make. (In case you don’t know it already.) For more about him and his group members, make sure to visit my INFINITE profile.



Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

He is the Super Junior Maknae! But he is not only the youngest member of a Kpop boy group. He can sing, dance and entertain. Did i mention that he is super cute? Anyway, there are certain advantages you have, when you are the maknae of a Kpop group. One is getting crazily spoiled by the other members. Watch the video below and you will know, what i am talking about.


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Jungkook (BTS)

He is the Maknae of BTS. One of the reasons why we all love our maknaes so much is because they are so cute and funny. Jungkook is just another perfect example of this. If you don’t know what i mean watch the video below and you will instantly get it. Also make sure to not miss my BTS profile, with lots and lots of interesting and fun stuff about him and the other BTS members.


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Zelo (BAP)

He is the maknae of BAP. I think he is one of the best Korean male rappers in all of Kpop. What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below and lets talk about some raps. If you haven’t heard him yet, watch the video below. I definitely like what he is doing. Check out my BAP profile, for even more about him and the other members of the group.


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Chansung (2PM)

He is the Maknae of 2PM. His group is big fun and pure entertainment. And he is one of my favourites of 2PM. His good looks might play into this, i am sure. And just in case you have ever wondered how kissing Chansung might look like, please check the video below. Him and Fei, what do you think about this Kpop couple?

I am pretty sure that you now know, what a maknae is. Please let me know, who your favourite Kpop maknae is and why?