How Old Are the Seventeen Members?

Pledis Entertainment K-pop boy group Seventeen is big in every possible meaning of the word. The group is quite large even by the standards of K-pop, clocking in at 13 members in total, divided into three subunits (Hip Hop Team, Vocal Team, Performance Team) but uniting as one group (13 + 3 + 1 = 17). And Seventeen is also just huge in terms of career success, having sold millions of albums and ranking among the highest echelons of popularity in all of K-pop. It’s not even just their raw performing talent that makes them popular either, but also the fact that group members write or co-write their vast body of music. They’re just impressive all around! It all began officially when Seventeen debuted on May 26, 2015, with mini-album 17 Carat releasing on May 29. And since that was a long time ago, to learn how old all of the Seventeen members are now, here is the current age and birthday for S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.

How Old Explained: Age and Birthday for Each of the Seventeen Members

  • S.Coups is 28 years old and was born on August 8, 1995. (Hip Hop)
  • Jeonghan is 28 years old and was born on October 4, 1995. (Vocal)
  • Joshua is 28 years old and was born on December 30, 1995. (Vocal)
  • Jun is 27 years old and was born on June 10, 1996. (Performance)
  • Hoshi is 27 years old and was born on June 15, 1996. (Performance)
  • Wonwoo is 27 years old and was born on July 17, 1996. (Hip Hop)
  • Woozi is 27 years old and was born on November 22, 1996. (Vocal)
  • DK is 27 years old and was born on February 18, 1997. (Vocal)
  • Mingyu is 26 years old and was born on April 6, 1997. (Hip Hop)
  • The8 is 26 years old and was born on November 7, 1997. (Performance)
  • Seungkwan is 26 years old and was born January 16, 1998. (Vocal)
  • Vernon is 26 years old and was born on February 18, 1998. (Hip Hop)
  • Dino is 25 years old and was born on February 11, 1999. (Performance)

Meanwhile, at the time that Seventeen debuted in May 2015, the members’ ages were as follows: S.Coups was 19, Jeonghan was 19, Joshua was 19, Jun was 18, Hoshi was 18, Wonwoo was 18, Woozi was 18, DK was 18, Mingyu was 18, The8 was 17, Seungkwan was 17, Vernon was 17, and Dino was 16. That makes Dino the maknae, meaning he is the youngest member of the group. S.Coups is the oldest member of Seventeen and also the leader of the group, in addition to being the leader of the Hip Hop Team subunit. And as you can see, DK and Vernon were born on the same day, one year apart.

Seventeen has a lot of members to remember, so if you’re new to the group, you can use this birth dates visual aid to more quickly learn names and faces and absorb how old they are (in addition to learning their subunits):

With current age today, age at debut, and birthday, that is everything you need to know about how old the Seventeen members are. They are an irreplaceable force in K-pop. If you’re fuzzy on who all three Seventeen team leaders are though, we have that information as well.

Since 2020, Pledis Entertainment has run as a label under HYBE, the home of several more massive K-pop groups. So next up, you might want to check out how old the BTS and TXT members are. (One of the BTS members was born on the exact same day that Joshua was!) Or you can check out how old the fromis_9 members are, being another valuable Pledis group.

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4 thoughts on “How Old Are the Seventeen Members?”

    1. His real name is Xu Minghao, and he originates from China. The popular explanation for “The8” is that eight is a lucky number in Chinese, and if you turn an eight sideways, it becomes the infinity symbol. However, in an October 2020 episode of Knowing Bros, member DK explained that he, DK, was almost originally given the stage name of The8. The rationale at that time, per Soompi translation, was: “‘Yong Pal’ meant the powerful vocals of eight dragons, and that later became The8 [pronounced ‘D8’ in Korean]. Meaning Dragon Eight.”

      So, it seems that the name may have existed first and that its final meaning may have been decided later. However, we have not done in-depth research on the topic, so we don’t want to present this conclusion as unmitigated fact at this time. Thank you for your inquiry!

    1. It is because The8(Minghao) has switched his position to number 8 where originally DK(Dokyeom) was in fanchant. This is because he wants the eighth place as it is considered lucky in Chinese beliefs/traditions.

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