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20 Celebrities Who Are Using Fake Names And We Never Knew

Using stage names is nothing new in the industry as celebrities have been opting for sassy names for centuries. Whatever the reasons would have been, these 20 celebrities decided to leave their real names far behind and adopt some more catchy ones for fans to drool upon. 

20 Celebrities Who Are Using Fake Names And We Never Knew

20 Celebrities Who Are Using Fake Names And We Never Knew

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1. Whoopi Goldberg

1. Whoopi Goldberg

The legendary comedian Whoopi Goldberg was born as Caryn Johnson. 

2. Hulk Hogan 

2. Hulk Hogan 

Wrestlers commonly change their name to showcase a tough and a strong personality. Hence, Terry Jean Bollette decided to go for Hulk Hogan.

3. Katy Perry

3. Katy Perry

Our favorite performer and singer was Katy Hudson but because we were already blessed with Kate Hudson, she decided to go for Katy Perry. 

4. Joaquin Phoenix 

4. Joaquin Phoenix 

Joaquin Phoenix is one of those old actors with an unforgettable name. He was born with Rafael Bottom. While we don't really have an idea about why he changed his name to Joaquin but it sure is great

5. Meg Ryan

5. Meg Ryan

Actress Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra but she changed her name to Meg Ryan. It definitely suits her girl next door look. 

6. Reese Witherspoon

6. Reese Witherspoon

Reese didn't have to run far for her stage name because she just shortened her name from Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon to Reese Witherspoon. 

7. Chevy Chase 

7. Chevy Chase 

With a name so classy, the jokes just write themselves. The comedian's real name is Cornelius Crane Chase and he took "Chevy" from a very famous song "The Ballad Of Chevy Chase."

8. Shania Twain

8. Shania Twain

The name Shania Twain sounds as if it rhymes with twangs. And Shania sounds like country music. 

9. Rihanna 

9. Rihanna 

Rihanna changed her name from Robyn Fenty. It's good she did and we got blessed with Riri. 

10. Olivia Wilde

10. Olivia Wilde

Olivia Jane Cockburn didn't feel like her last name would do justice to the entertainment industry. Hence, Olivia Wilde. 

11. Nicki Minaj

11. Nicki Minaj

Queen Nicki Minaj has raided the world with her sinful voice but her maiden name "Onika Tanya Maraj" wouldn't have been able to get fans. 

12. Portia De Rossi 

12. Portia De Rossi 

The name no wonder sounds delightful rather colorful but her name was Amanda Lee Rogers. 

13. Oprah Winfrey

13. Oprah Winfrey

Before you start thinking that Oprah was born with a dramatic name like this, let me tell you what her name was? Her name was "Orpah" that was taken from the Bible but people mispronounced it as "Oprah."

14. Lana Del Rey 

14. Lana Del Rey 

Our Indie princess named Elizabeth Grant bought her wonderful voice on stage as Lana Del Rey. 

15. Bruno Mars 

15. Bruno Mars 

Well, our "Uptown Funk" crazy singer was born Peter Gene Hernandez but he changed his name over to Bruno Mars. And we are sure as hell in love with it. 

16. Jason Aldean 

16. Jason Aldean 

Country Singer Jason was born with the name Jason Aldine Williams from which he switched his last name to Aldean. Simple yet classy!

17. Woody Allen 

17. Woody Allen 

The creative Director with a personal shady life was born Allan Konigsberg. 

18. Stevie Wonder

18. Stevie Wonder

Musical genius, born Stevland Hardaway Morris switched his name to Stevie Wonder. 

19. Pat Benatar 

19. Pat Benatar 

Rocker Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski which was too difficult to remember. Great that the name changed to Pat and is now a staple. 

20. George Michael 

20. George Michael 

Born with Georgios Panayiotou, switched his name to George Michael and we love him ever since. 

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