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25 Celebrities Whose Real Name Will Shock You!

Published Tue Sep 10 2019 By Sea
25 Celebrities Whose Real Name Will Shock You!

In the celebrity world, Jason Momoa's son probably has the coolest name. 'Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa', the Hawaiian name has everything striking in it; Wolf, warrior, strength, dark, thunder and lightning. But if that's the most awesome, it is still up for debate.

Stage names are, well, always going to be displayed with the celebrities when they hit fame. But many like to use alias names to represent themselves to the public and on the screen. It is a common thing to use stage names.

It's not like these celebrities are ashamed of their real name. They just want a name to be remembered by more easily than they would with their birth name. Celebrities don't often use their family name or even their given name for the stage. Many even completely erase their name to use acronyms or something that means entirely different.

You'd be surprised to know many of the names in the upcoming list and realize what we thought as their family name is, in fact, an alias after all. They choose it to become more marketable as well. With the honorable mention of Thomas Jacob Black, we begin the list of the 25 shocking birth names.

25. Whoopi Goldberg - Caryn Elaine Johnson

It's not because her parents jumped for joy on her birth.

It's not because her parents jumped for joy on her birth.
Source: Michael McAndrews, Hartford Courant

24. Shania Twain - Eilleen Regina Edwards

Regina is not the evil queen.

Regina is not the evil queen.
Source: Neil Lupin, Getty Images

23. Portia de Rossi - Amanda Lee Rogers

Portia set Ellen's feelings straight.

Portia set Ellen's feelings straight.
Source: Getty Images

22. Aloe Blacc - Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III

The name is pretty royal.

The name is pretty royal too.
Source: Aloe Blacc

21. Sia - Sia Kate Isobelle Furler

What's behind the wig. Face Reveal!

What's behind the wig? Face Reveal with the Name!
Source: Abaca/Agence France-Presse

20. Calvin Harris - Adam Richard Wiles

Before spinning that sh*t.

Before spinning that sh*t.
Source: BBC

19. T.I. - Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.

There's a T.I., senior.

There's a T.I., senior.
Source: Brad Barket, Getty Images

18. Jamie Foxx - Eric Marlon Bishop

Take Me to the Church. Hallelujah!

Take Me to the Church. Hallelujah!
Source: Tah Heetch

17. Lana Del Rey - Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

An American with a British style in the name.

An American with a British style in the name.
Source: Lana Del Rey, Instagram

16. Stevie Wonder - Stevland Hardaway Judkins

He is not a Wonder??

He is not a Wonder??
Source: Ben A. Pruchnie, Getty Images

15. Nicki Minaj - Onika Tanya Maraj

On Fragrance and Kenneth's neck, the Onika shines.

On Fragrance and Kenneth's neck, the Onika shines.
Source: Fragrantica

14. Avicii -  Tim Bergling

Just... Rest in Peace Tim.

Just... Rest in Peace Tim.
Source: Twitter

13. Meg Ryan - Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Appropriately Margaret.

Appropriately Margaret.
Source: Meg Ryan, Instagram

12. Charli XCX - Charlotte Emma Aitchison

Boom Clap!

Boom Clap!
Source: Marcus Cooper

11. Ne-Yo - Shaffer Chimere Smith

Chimere is a dress. Ne-Yo is not.

Chimere is a dress. Ne-Yo is not.
Source: Jillian Sollazzo/WWD

10. Ludacris - Christopher Brian Bridges

The Fast and the Bridges.

The Fast and the Bridges.
Source: MN2S

9. 50 Cent - Curtis James Jackson III

Yeah, he costs more than the stage name. The real one is royal.

Yeah, he costs more than the stage name. The real one is royal.
Source: Jordi Vidal, Getty

8. Miley Cyrus - Destiny Hope Cyrus

Her mama told her that she'd make, so she made it.

Her mama told her that she'd make, so she made it.
Source: Pixel4k

7. Jay Z - Shawn Corey Carter

Shawn...

Shawn...
Source: Prince Williams, Getty Images

6. Rihanna - Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna is Fenty and its Rihanna's Fenty.

Rihanna is Fenty and its Rihanna's Fenty.
Source: Brent N. Clarke, Invision/Associated Press

5. Lil Wayne - Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.

Dwayne 'The Wayne' Carter.

Dwayne 'The Wayne' Carter.
Source: Alex, Variety/Rex/Shutterstock

4. Bruno Mars - Peter Gene Hernandez

Wait, Mars isn't a name?

Wait, Mars isn't a name?
Source: Bruno Mars, Official Website

3. Lady Gaga - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

With stylish dresses comes stylish name.

With stylish dresses comes stylish name.
Source: Larry Busacca, Getty Images for NARAS

2. Charlie Sheen - Carlos Irwin Estévez

A little Portuguese in the American.

A little Portuguese in the American.
Source: Getty Images for California Stro

1. Vin Diesel - Mark Sinclair Vincent

Exceptionally decent name.

An exceptionally decent name.
Source: Jake Michaels, The New York Times

On an end note, sorry for the horrible puns.