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Celebs With Different Real Names

Hollywood stars are prone to have monikers once they reach stardom but how different could it be from their real name?

By Stephanie | February 20, 2018

Celebrities often have stage names and monikers to separate their real selves from when they perform. We all know that Sting’s name is not really Sting. And that Sean Combs who is known as Diddy, recently changed his name to Brother Love. Though rumour has it that it was just a joke! We say keep it to Diddy, Mr Combs.

Here are some of our favourite celebs and their real names.



1. Nicki Minaj 

The one and only Nicki Minaj actually has a pretty feminine real name. Nicki was born with the name Onika Tanya Maraj.


2. Madonna

Madonna took her first name as her stage name but her full name is pretty long. It is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone.


3. Pitbull, Mr Worldwide

Though known to his fans as Pitbull, we wouldn’t mind if he went with his real name Armando Christian Perez – has a sexy ring to it.


4. Elton John

This music legend’s real name is far removed from his stage name. Reginald Kenneth Dwight, enough said.


5. Lady Gaga

Before the world knew her as Lady Gaga, she went by Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.


6. Iggy Azalea

This Princess of Hip-Hop has quite a sweet name, Amethyst Amelia Kelly before the world knew her as Iggy.


7. Snoop Dogg

Rapper Snoop Dogg has changed his names more times we can count! Some of his monikers have been Snoop Doggy Dogg and Bigg Snoop Dogg.

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