BTS’s J-Hope Shares The Story Behind His Stage Name

This is how Jung Hoseok became J-Hope.

In 2019, J-Hope‘s stage name is known far and wide, and it’s hard to imagine him going by any other moniker.

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In Episode 4 of BTS‘s docu-series, Bring The Soul, “Influence”, J-Hope revealed how his name came to be. He reminisced about that fateful day, while riding in a car with Jimin.

“Me, RM, and Bang Si Hyuk were there,” he began. “When we were making names, I said I wanted “Ho” in my name, so at first it was J-Ho.”

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“We kept thinking, “J-Ho? J-Ho? J-Hope?”. That’s how we came up with my name. The meanings came after that.”

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“Pandora’s box was mentioned, and the last thing left in the box was hope. We were all like, “Hope.”

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“Looking back, I think the name was the right choice. And I think the name made me who I am.”

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J-Hope truly has lived up to his name by spreading hope and happiness wherever he goes!

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