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13 Celebs Whose Real Names Might Surprise You!


13 Celebs Whose Real Names Might Surprise You!

From Dove Cameron to Lucy Hale, do these stars have alter egos?

You know them by their awesome stage names, but did you know a lot of celebrities have different names than what you refer to them by? Some celebs have stage names just for fun, but in Hollywood, the saying holds true that there can only be one: No working actor or musician that is signed with the union can be registered under the same name, so some celebs have to change it! Here are 13 stars who have different names than what you know them as!

1. Dove Cameron’s birth name is Chloe Celeste Hosterman.

2. Bella Thorne’s full name is Annabella Avery Thorne.

3. Ellie Goulding also goes by her nickname, her real name being Elena Jane Goulding.

4. Lucy Hale’s first name is Karen. The name “Lucy” comes from her middle name, which is Lucille!

5. You know her as G Hannelius but, have you ever wondered what the “G” stands for? It’s Genevieve!

6. Remember Coco Jones from “Let It Shine?” Coco is actually short for Courtney!

7. Dakota Fanning goes by her middle name. Her real first name is Hannah!

8. Miley was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, but was such a smiley baby that she got the nickname Miley and it stuck! In 2008, she legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus.

9. Growing up, Katy Perry was known as Kathryn.

10. And Jacob Sartorius’ first name is actually Rolf.

11. Just like Jacob, Rihanna goes by her middle name. Her first name is Robyn!

12. And you know her as Demi, but on her birth certificate, it’s Demetria.

13. As for Zayn, it’s actually Zain:

Do you by a name that’s different from what’s on your legal ID? Share it with us on social media!

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