K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism through Baptism + Korean Celebrities Baptism Name


rain and kim tae hee

Rain and Kim Tae Hee

Kpop iconic singer, Rain (비) or Jeong Ji-hun (정지훈) has recently converted to Catholicism through baptism in a small church in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do. Rain’s girlfriend, actress Kim Tae-hee is widely known to be a devout Catholic. His PR agency Cube DC has commented that Rain’s baptism was planned long ago. Therefore he converted for the faith, not for love. His baptism name is “미카엘 (Mi-ka-el/ Michael)”.


Catholicism is a growing religion in South Korea, which currently comprises of more than 10% of the nation. Through baptism, Catholics received a baptism name. Let us take a look at the baptism names of Korean celebrities.

Gong Yoo (Actor) – 요셉 (Yo-seb): Joseph

Gong Hyo Jin

Justina Gong Hyo Jin (Master’s Sun/ It’s OK It’s Love)

Gong Hyo-jin (Actress) – 유스티나 (Yoo-seu-ti-na): Justina

Kwon Sang-woo (Actor) – 프란치스코 (Peu-ran-ci-seu-ko): Francis

Kim Kang-woo (Actor) – 빈첸시오 (Bin-chen-shi-oh): Vincent

Kim Min-jung (Actress) – 율리안나 (Yul-li-an-na): Juliana

kim woo bin

Benedict Kim Woo Bin (School 2013/ The Inheritors)

Kim Woo-bin (Model/Actor) – 베네딕토 (Be-ne-dik-to): Benedict

Kim Tae Hee (Actress) – 베르다 (Be-reu-da) : Verda

kim yuna

Stella Kim Yuna

Kim Yuna (Figure Skater) – 스텔라 (Seu-tel-la): Stella

Kim Hyun-joong (Singer/ Actor) – 라파엘 (Ra-pa-el): Raphael

Kim Ha-neul (Actress) – 세실리아 (Se-sil-li-ah): Cecilia

Kim Hee-ae (Actress) – 마리아 (Ma-ri-a): Maria/ Mary

Super Junior Ryeowook (Singer) – 요셉 (Yo-seb): Joseph

Moon Chae-won (Actress) – 실비아 (Sil-bi-ah): Sylvia

Chiara Kwon BoA

Chiara Kwon BoA

BoA (Singer) – 키아라 (Ki-ah-ra): Chiara

 

Son Ye-jin (Actress) – 도미니카 (Do-mi-ni-ka): Dominica

SHINee Taemin (Singer) –  프란치스코 (Peu-ran-ci-seu-ko): Francis

Chun Jung-myeong (Actor) – 콘스탄티노 (Kon-seu-tan-ti-no) : Constantine

Cha Seung-won (Actor) – 요한 (Yo-han): John

Han Hyo-joo (Actress): 아네스 (Ah-ne-seu): Agnes

 

 

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