15 Celebs Who Changed Their Names

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15 celebs who changed their names

What is in a name? The meaning of names has been important to everyone including you and me. A lot of people however always opt to have new names either on social media or take up a pseudonym. However, I want to introduce you to the real lives of our beloved celebrities, and it all starts with their real names.

Here is a look at 15 celebrities who have completely changed their identities. So, buckle up because some names will knock you off your seat.

Iggy Azaela

Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name I-G-G-Y is an Australian rapper. She is one of the most famous female emcees who are in the hip hop industry.

Her stage name inspiration came from her dog who was called “Iggy.” While her other name Azalea came from a street name which she used to live with her parents.

Larry King.

He is one legendary interviewer and TV host. But did you know he was born as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger? Apparently, his surname sounded too Jewish.

Julianne Moore.

This award-winning actress and nominee have been lying to us all our lives. Here real name is Julie Anne Smith. She uses both her parent’s names.

Tina Fey.

This iconic comedian is best known for her roles in Mean Girls, 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. However, she has hidden her real name from the public which is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey. I know this must come as a shock.

Michael Caine.

When Caine started filming his original stage name was Michael Scott. However, when he moved to London, there was already another actor by the same name. Thus he officially changed his name to Michael Caine.

Jamie Foxx.

Eric Marlon Bishop is an American actor, comedian and singer.

Portia De Rossi.

She is best known as the wife of Ellen DeGeneres. Her real name is Amanda Lee Rogers. She like many others changed her name due to the fame.

Katy Perry.

The “I Kissed a Girl” singer was born on October 25, 1984, as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. The name Perry is actually her mother’s maiden name.

Ricky Martin.

Why did Enrique Morales change his name to Ricky Martin? Wait? You don’t know who is Ricky Martin? Then you should listen to la Vida Loca.

Whoopi Goldenberg.

She is one of the few actresses who has won an EGOT. Goldenberg’s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

Lana Del Rey.

Lana Del Rey is an amazing songstress who has a super easy name. Her real name is Lizzie Grant.

Elton John.

If you don’t know who is Elton John, then you need to get out of the hole you are living in. This legendary award-winning singer was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

Nicki Minaj.

Minaj is arguably one of the best female rappers in the world. Well before the fame, her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj.


You might know her by her stage name Lorde but her real is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor.

Lady Gaga.

Gaga will make you go goo-goo. So will her real name. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28th 1986.


Which one of these celebs do you like the most?


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