Hangul: 엔하이픈

Fandom Name: ENGENE (엔진)

Fandom Color: No known colors

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: 2020-11-30



ENHYPEN Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. HeeseungOct 15, 200121 years old
2. JayApr 20, 200220 years old
3. JakeNov 15, 200220 years old
4. SunghoonDec 08, 200220 years old
5. SunooJun 24, 200319 years old
6. JungwonFeb 09, 200419 years old
7. Ni-kiDec 09, 200517 years old

ENHYPEN Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Heeseung1.83 m (6’0″)
2. Ni-ki1.83 m (6’0″)
3. Jay1.80 m (5’11”)
4. Sunghoon1.77 m (5’10”)
5. Jake1.76 m (5’9″)
6. Sunoo1.75 m (5’9″)
7. Jungwon1.74 m (5’9″)

Name and Fandom


The name ENHYPEN means connection, discovery, and growth. Similar to how a hyphen connects words to discover a new meaning, ENHYPEN refers to how the members discovered each other, are connected to one another, and will continue to grow together.


ENHYPEN’s fandom name was announced on October 8, 2020 to be ENGENE. ENGENE combines the words engine, en (from ‘en’hypen), and gene. The name carries two meanings. One of them describes how fans represent a source of fuel and energy for ENHYPEN similar to an ‘engine’. The second meaning comes from the combination of en + gene, which represents the connection between ENHYPEN and fans through a common gene.


ENHYPEN is composed of seven members born between 2001 and 2005. Their names are: Jungwon, Jay, Jake, Niki, Heeseung, Sunghoon, and Sunoo.

ENHYPEN members’ ages ranged from 19 to 14 years old at the time of their debut in November 2020. The oldest member is Heeseung (born Oct 15, 2001). The youngest member is Niki (born Dec 9, 2005).

ENHYPEN has 5 Korean members and 2 foreign members. Jay and Ni-ki were born outside of Korea (USA and Japan, respectively). Jake was born in South Korea but moved to Australia at a very young age. All the other members were born in South Korea.


Except for the position of leader held by Jungwon, ENHYPEN members do not have official positions or roles. The goal is for each member to be able to fulfill all positions at a high quality and be all-rounders.

Here are the positions of each of ENHYPEN’s members based on their performances:

  • Heeseung: vocalist, dancer
  • Jay: rapper, vocalist, dancer
  • Jake: rapper, vocalist, dancer
  • Sunghoon: vocalist, dancer, rapper
  • Sunoo: vocalist, dancer
  • Jungwon: leader, vocalist, dancer
  • Ni-ki: vocalist, dancer, maknae

The maknae line of ENHYPEN is comprised of Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki. They are the youngest members born in 2003, 2004, and 2005, respectively.

The hyung line of ENHYPEN is comprised of Heeseung, Sunghoon, Jay, and Jake. They are the oldest members. They were born between 2001 and 2002.

I-Land Final Ranking


I-Land (아이 랜드; 2020) was a South Korean survival reality show that followed the creation of the perfect Kpop boy idol group by BELIFT LAB, a joint company of Big Hit Entertainment (label behind BTS) and CJ E&M Entertainment. The show took place in the I-LAND, a state-of-the-art construction with 3 years in the making.

The top seven final contestants on the show became the members of ENHYPEN.

I-Land Season 1 Final Ranking


Blood Types

Members’ Blood Types

MemberBlood Type

The most common blood type is O. Three members (Jake, Sunghoon, and Sunoo) have blood type O.


In Korean culture, each blood type has its own personality type. People often ask others their blood types to get to know the other person better.

  • Blood Type A: diplomatic, friendly, patient, fragile, prefer solo time, and are not very expressive.
  • Blood Type B: outgoing, creative, independent, passionate, and expressive.
  • Blood Type O: leader, perfectionist, ambitious, good listeners, strong outside, and sensitive inside.
  • Blood Type AB: genius or psycho, unpredictable, empathetic, controller, and rational thinker.

Rankings and Most Likely To

  • Most popular members: Sunoo, Jungwon (based on I-LAND overall popularity)
  • Visual members: Sunghoon, Jungwon (voted by I-LAND members)
  • Dirtiest member: Jay (voted by I-LAND members)
  • Most handsome member: Sunghoon, Jungwon (voted by I-LAND members)
  • Best husband material: Sunghoon (voted by I-LAND members)
  • Best vocalists: Sunoo, Jungwon, Heeseung
  • Best dancers: Niki, Jungwon, Jay
  • Best rappers: Jay, Jake
  • Funniest member: Heeseung
  • Sweetest Enhypen member: Jake
  • Best dancer in Enhypen: Ni-ki
  • Enhypen member with the most aegyo: Sunoo
  • Best cook: Jay
  • Takes the most selfies: Sunoo
  • Best at keeping secrets: Heeseung
  • Talks the most: Jake
  • Sportiest: Ni-ki
  • Takes the longest to get ready: Sunghoon
  • Eats the most: Sunoo
  • Best fashion sense: Jay and Sunghoon
  • Cleanest: Sunghoon
  • Best at learning choreography: Ni-ki
  • Most likely to forget the lyrics of a song: Jake
  • Most likely to be found at the gym: Ni-ki and Sunghoon
  • Most likely to ghost in a group chat: Ni-ki
  • Most likely to be caught napping: Heeseung
  • Most likely to brighten your day: Heeseung
  • Most likely to pull a prank: Ni-ki
  • Most likely to laugh during an awkward situation: Jake
  • Most likely to play video games: Ni-ki and Heeseung
  • Most likely to start the next TikTok dance trend: Jake and Ni-ki
  • Most likely to write the next ENHYPEN hit song: Heeseung
  • Most likely to be caught snacking: Jungwon and Ni-ki
  • Most likely to get lost looking for directions: Ni-ki
  • Most likely to comment while watching a movie: Jay

Personality Types and MBTI

MemberMBTIPersonality Type
HeeseungINTP, INFPHe has introverted, intuitive, feeling, and thinking personality traits. Before he was INFP. Now he is INTP.
JayENFP, ENTPHe has extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and prospecting personality traits. Before he was ENTP. Now he is ENFP.
JakeESTJ, ISTJHe has extraverted, observant, thinking, and judging personality traits. Before he was ISTJ. Now he is ESTJ.
SunghoonISTJHe has introverted, observant, thinking, and judging personality traits.
SunooENFPHe has extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and prospecting personality traits.
JungwonISTJ, ESTJHe has intraverted, observant, thinking, and judging personality traits. Before he was ESTJ. Now he is ISTJ.
Ni-kiENFJHe has extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging personality traits.

Zodiac Signs

MemberZodiac SignChinese Zodiac

Training Time

MemberTraining Time
Heeseung3 years and 1 month
Jay2 years and 11 months
Jake9 months
Sunghoon2 years and 1 month
Sunoo10 months
Jungwon1 year and 4 months
Niki8 months

Heeseung is the member with the longest training period (3 years and 1 month). Niki has the shortest training time (8 months).

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Age trivia: Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon are all the same age; they are ’02 liners.
  • There is an age gap of 4 years between the oldest member Heeseung and the youngest member Niki.
  • Nationality: Two of the seven members were born outside of Korea. Jay was born in Seattle Washington USA. Niki was born in Japan. Jake was born in South Korea but moved to Australia when he was very young.
  • Languages: Jay and Jake can speak English. Niki speaks Japanese. ENHYPEN as a group can speak Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • Siblings: Heeseung and Jake have an older brother. Sunoo and Jungwon have an older sister. Niki has an older sister and a younger sister. Sunghoon has a younger sister. Jay is an only child.
  • Some of ENHYPEN’s members have English names. Jake and Jay naturally have English names as their stage names since they lived in English speaking countries. Jungwon’s English name is Johnny.
  • The youngest member (maknae) of Enhypen is Niki (born Dec 9, 2005).
  • The oldest member of Enhypen is Lee Heeseung (born Oct 15, 2001). He was 19 years old at the time of Enhypen’s debut.
  • The shortest member of Enhypen is Jungwon with an estimated height of 174 cm (5’9”).
  • The leader of ENHYPEN is Jungwon (born Feb 9, 2004) despite being one of the youngest members.
  • Enhypen is under Belift Lab Inc. (also stylized BE:LIFT), which is a joint venture between CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment. Belift Lab is a subsidiary of Big Hit Entertainment.
  • Contract expiry: Enhypen’s contract is expected to expire in 2027. The typical Kpop contracts are 7-year contracts.
  • According to former I-LAND contestants, the most handsome Enhypen members are Jungwon and Sunghoon.

Quick Guide to ENHYPEN Members

1. Heeseung

Stage Name: HEESEUNG


Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Oct 15, 2001

Height: 1.83 m (6’0″)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac Sign: libra, snake

Heeseung is the oldest member of the group. He had the longest training time prior to I-LAND. He was a HYBE trainee during the time TXT was getting ready to debut and trained with them. Unfortunately, he didn’t debut with TXT but he used that as inspiration to debut when he was participating in I-LAND. Heeseung was considered an ‘ace’ in I-LAND because he had the perfect trifecta: visual, vocal, and dance skills.

2. Jay

Stage Name: JAY

Full Name: PARK JAY

Korean Name: Park Jong Seong

Country of Birth: United States of America

Nationality: Korean-American

Date of Birth: Apr 20, 2002

Height: 1.80 m (5’11”)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac Sign: taurus, horse

Jay is one of the goofy ones in the group. He is the only member that was born in the United States; thus, he can speak English fluently. Born in Seattle, Washington, Jay is the son of James Park, the president of Sinar Tour. He was known for his memorable quote during the I-LAND show: R.A.S (resentment, anger, and shame).

3. Jake

Stage Name: JAKE

Full Name: SIM JAKE

Korean Name: Sim Jae Yun

Country of Birth: Korea

Nationality: Korean-Australia

Date of Birth: Nov 15, 2002

Height: 1.76 m (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac sign: scorpio, horse

Apart from Jay, Jake is also a native English speaker. He was born in South Korea but was raised in Australia. He is the only member that that joined I-LAND through open auditions. He is very passionate but also clumsy. He ranked #3 in I-LAND.

4. Sunghoon

Stage Name: SUNGHOON


Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Dec 08, 2002

Height: 1.77 m (5’10”)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius, horse

Sunghoon was a professional figure skater prior to becoming an idol. He practiced ice skating for 10 years and won several competitions before joining I-LAND. He is known as the ice prince, penguin, and ice boy. Sunghoon was voted as the most handsome member from I-LAND.

5. Sunoo

Stage Name: SUNOO

Full Name: KIM SUN WOO

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Jun 24, 2003

Height: 1.75 m (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Sunoo was one of the most popular members in I-LAND. He was a fan-favorite and ranked #1 during several rounds of voting in I-LAND. He has a very delicate health. He talked about having health issues when younger while he was on I-LAND. Sunoo is known for his strong vocals and his very cheerful personality.

6. Jungwon

Stage Name: JUNGWON


Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Feb 09, 2004

Height: 1.74 m (5’9″)

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac sign: aquarius, monkey

Jungwon is the leader of ENHYPEN. He was considered the secret ‘ace’ of the group because of his talents in singing, dancing, and his visuals. He was raised by his grandmother and competed in Taekwondo for four years. He ranked #1 in the I-LAND finale.

7. Ni-ki

Stage Name: NI-KI


Country of Birth: Japan

Nationality: Japanese

Date of Birth: Dec 09, 2005

Height: 1.83 m (6’0″)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac sign: sagittarius, rooster

Ni-ki is the youngest member of ENHYPEN. He was born and raised in Japan and started dancing from a very young age. He showed his strong dancing skills from the very beginning and was known for memorizing choreographies very quickly. He was a back-up dancer for Shinee. His final ranking in I-LAND was #4.

Related Idols

ENHYPEN is under the HYBE labels. Other Kpop groups under the HYBE labels include: BTS and TXT (from BigHit); Seventeen and Nu’est (from Pledis Entertainment); GFRIEND (from Source Music).

ENHYPEN was formed through the reality show I-LAND. Other Kpop groups formed through reality shows include: Treasure (YG Treasure Box), I.O.I (Produce 101), fromis_9 (Idol School), Kep1er (Girls Planet 999), IZ*ONE (Produce 48), NiziU (Nizi Project 1).

Following the success of I-LAND season 1, I-LAND season 2, is expected to air in 2022.


  • They sold 150,000 copies of their first mini album in only 2 days of presales.
  • The song “Flicker” from their first mini album had previously been featured on I-LAND.
  • On the day of their debut, they registered just over 220,000 copies of their debut mini album on the Hanteo chart. The mini album debuted at the #1 position on the Hanteo Daily Chart.
  • Their debut music video “Given-Taken” reached just over 9,300,000 views on YouTube and 1,700,000 likes on YouTube within the first 24 hours of its release, breaking the record for male groups debuted in 2020.
  • On December 12, they received the “New Leader Prize” award at the 2020 The Fact Music Awards, their first ROTY award.
  • “BORDER : DAY ONE” has been certified Platinum in Gaon for selling over 250,000 units.
  • On YouTube, the “Drunk-Dazed” MV surpassed 862,098 plays just two hours after its release.
  • On May 04, 2021 Enhypen with only 5 months of having debuted got their first win with their song ‘Drunk-Dazed’ on ‘THE SHOW CHOICE’ shows, charted at #1 on Bugs and Genie, won 4 pre-votes and entered the Billboard global 200 at #166.
  • “BORDER : CARNIVAL” debuts at #18 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • “BORDER : CARNIVAL” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.
  • On September 02, 2021, it is released that ENHYPEN members test positive for COVID-19 through an announcement on Weverse: “Hello, we are BELIFT LAB. ENHYPEN members Jung Won, Hee Seung, Jay, Jake and Sung Hoon have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 infection while undergoing self-quarantine. Following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at a production site, ENHYPEN went into precautionary self-quarantine from Thursday, August 26 and was classified by government authorities on Friday, August 27 as requiring self-quarantine due to close contact. During his self-quarantine, Jake began showing symptoms including cough and fever on Sunday, August 29, and after reporting his symptoms to the local government health center he underwent a PCR test. He was found positive for COVID-19 on the morning of Monday, August 30. Subsequently, members Jung Won, Hee Seung, Jay and Sung Hoon began showing similar symptoms on Monday and a PCR test was performed which confirmed their positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Following instructions from health authorities, necessary measures are being carried out, including assignment and relocation to treatment facilities; the members are currently showing mild symptoms. After the COVID-19 case occurred on site on Wednesday, August 25, everyone present, including the performers, underwent PCR testing, was confirmed negative and entered self-quarantine; as such, the possibility of further spread is low. All artists and staff who underwent self-quarantine performed a twice-daily self-test, closely monitored their health, and promptly conducted PCR testing as soon as symptoms appeared. We apologize for causing concern to all fans by not being able to prevent the occurrence of this series of infections despite our efforts to ensure that precautions were taken on site. Our company will provide full support for the speedy recovery of the members, placing the health and safety of our artists as our top priority. In addition, we will continue to cooperate fully with requests and instructions from government health authorities. Thank you.
    • On Saturday 04 they announce that Ni-Ki is positive for COVID-19. Here is the statement via Weverse: “Hello, we are BELIFT LAB. Ni-Ki, a member of ENHYPEN, has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 while in self-quarantine. Ni-Ki had entered self-quarantine in separate quarters and closely monitored his condition with daily self-testing as well as PCR testing; he started showing symptoms of coughing on Friday, September 3rd and was diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 the following day. Following instructions from health authorities, he is preparing for transfer in a treatment center, and is showing mild symptoms. With the deepest sense of regret, we offer our apologies to fans for this news of an additional diagnosis of a member after our previous notice. Our company will make every effort to ensure that the artists can recover. In addition, we will continue to cooperate with requests and instructions from government health authorities. Thank you.”
    • On Wednesday the 15th they announce the recovery of the members: “This is BELIFT LAB. We would like to inform you that it has been determined that ENHYPEN members Jung Won, Hee Seung, Jay, Jake, Sung Hoon and Ni-Ki have fully recovered from COVID-19 and have been discharged from their treatment facilities, and are no longer in quarantine as of Thursday, September 16. All members are resting with a clean bill of health. Sunoo also underwent a retest to come out of self-quarantine and tested negative. We appreciate your deep concern for the health of our artists. We would also like to inform you that ENHYPEN’s first studio album will be released in October. We will provide you with a separate notice with details. We will continue to give top priority to the health and safety of our artists and will fully comply with the government’s COVID-19 control measures. Thank you.”
  • “BORDER : DAY ONE” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.