The 5 Most Popular K-Pop Maknaes Of Each Year From 2014 Until Now

The 5 Most Popular K-Pop Maknaes Of Each Year From 2014 Until Now

Two maknaes overwhelmingly rule this list.

As with most things, popularity changes between idols as the years pass in the K-Pop industry, with new and up-and-coming acts often catching people’s eyes, though there are many idols that stay in the spotlight for a long time!

K-Pop maknaes — the youngest member in a group — tend to be particularly loved by fans, with their youthful charms and energy.

Through data collected from Google Analytics, it’s possible to see which maknaes have had the most searches of their names each year over the years, as a sort of measure of determining their popularity based on how many people are looking them up. Of course, this isn’t a flawless list, but it can give an idea of where people’s interests are in the industry over a certain period of time.

These are the 5 most popular K-Pop group maknaes of each year between 2014 and now, based on Google Analytics data.


5. Hyeri (Girl’s Day)

4. Jungkook (BTS)

3. Yeri (Red Velvet)

2. Taemin (SHINee)

1. Sehun (EXO)


5. Sungjae (BTOB)

4. Yeri (Red Velvet)

3. Sehun (EXO)

2. Jungkook (BTS)

1. Tzuyu (TWICE)


5. Taemin (SHINee)

4. Tzuyu (TWICE)


2. Sehun (EXO)

1. Jungkook (BTS)


5. Taemin (SHINee)

4. Tzuyu (TWICE)

3. Sehun (EXO)


1. Jungkook (BTS)


5. Nancy (MOMOLAND) & Taemin (SHINee) (Tied)

4. Sehun (EXO)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)


1. Jungkook (BTS)


4. Nancy (MOMOLAND), Sehun (EXO), & Hwasa (MAMAMOO) (Tied)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)


1. Jungkook (BTS)


5. Hwasa (MAMAMOO) & Sehun (EXO) (Tied)

4. Tzuyu (TWICE)

3. Nancy (MOMOLAND)


1. Jungkook (BTS)


5. Sehun (EXO)

4. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)


1. Jungkook (BTS)



These 30 K-Pop Maknaes Are Considered Fan Favorites In The Industry

Ranker is a website full of polls and other types of media for a variety of subjects, from entertainment to sports to food and many other topics.

There are a number of polls on the website in the K-Pop genre, where fans can vote on such topics as who they think is the best dancer in the industry, their favorite K-Pop ships, and many, many others.

Recently the poll for the (very subjective) “best” maknae in the K-Pop industry is, and with thousands of votes on the poll, a pretty definite list has been determined.

Here are the 30 fan-favorite K-Pop group maknaes of the current era of K-Pop.

30. Guanlin (Wanna One)

29. Jeonghwa (EXID)

28. Jongho (ATEEZ)

27. Sanha (ASTRO)

26. Yeonjung (Cosmic Girls)

25. Yein (Lovelyz)

24. J (STAYC)

23. Shuhua ((G)I-DLE)

22. I.M (MONSTA X)

21. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

20. Sehun (EXO)

19. Umji (GFRIEND)

18. Lucy (Weki Meki)

17. Yugyeom (GOT7)

16. Taemin (SHINee)

15. Jisung (NCT)

14. Gahyeon (Dreamcatcher)

13. Wonyoung (IZ*ONE)

12. Jiheon (fromis_9)

11. Yeri (Red Velvet)

10. Arin (Oh My Girl)

9. Hwasa (MAMAMOO)

8. I.N (Stray Kids)

7. NingNing (aespa)

6. Huening Kai (TXT)

5. Yiren (EVERGLOW)

4. Yuna (ITZY)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)


1. Jungkook (BTS)


13 K-Pop Maknaes Who Are Also The Main Dancers Of Their Groups

Within their groups, K-Pop idols often take over multiple positions, and they slay each and every one of them! Here are 10+ idols who serve as the beloved maknae and the talented main dancer of their group!


BLACKPINK Lisa is the group’s gorgeous maknae, and also dominates the stage with her incredible talent as the main dancer of BLACKPINK with full of charisma that could make the stage explode whenever she dances.

2. NCT Dream Jisung

NCT Dream Jisung is well-known for his incredible dancing skills, and also charms fans everywhere with his adorable maknae antics.


SEVENTEEN Dino blows fans away each time with his talent as the main dancer, but he’s an equally charming maknae as well!

4. Former 2NE1 member Minzy

Former 2NE1’s Minzy served as the main dancer and maknae of her group, and did incredible justice to both those positions.

5. SHINee Taemin

SHINee’s Taemin is one of the most prolific dancers in K-Pop, and he’s revered for his incredible dancing skills! Along with his talents, fans also love his hilarious interactions with his members as the maknae of SHINee!

6. CIX Hyunsuk

CIX’s Hyunsuk is the group’s main dancer and maknae, and he slays both of these positions!

7. gugudan’s Mina

gugudan’s Mina is the group’s main rapper, main dancer and maknae, and along with her incredible skills as an idol, fans also love her cute charms as the youngest member of gugudan!

8. GOT7 Yugyeom

GOT7’s Yugyeom totally slays as the maknae and main dancer of his group.

9. Brown Eyed Girls Gain

Brown Eyed Girls has been active for 14 years, and Gain has absolutely slayed as their main dancer and maknae all of these years!

10. EXID Junghwa

EXID’s Junghwa is the group’s main dancer and visual maknae, killing it in EXID performances like the queen she is!

11. VIXX Hyuk

VIXX’s Hyuk is a main dancer hailed as an incredible performer, and also charms fans as the maknae of his group!

12. Girl’s Day Hyeri

Girl’s Day’s Hyeri is the gorgeous main dancer and maknae of her group, bringing to life tons of sexy, intricate choreography that the group is known for!

13. T-ARA’s Jiyeon

T-ARA’s Jiyeon is the visual maknae and main dancer of her group, and her visuals and talents totally enamor fans everywhere!