This Barbados singer chose her middle name as her stage name when she moved to the U.S.
Even when he was a teenager, Allan Stewart Konigsberg wrote plays, experimented with scripts, and did stand-up shows. This was when he needed an alias. Let’s look at this story from a different angle: Allan also played the clarinet, and his idol was the jazz musician, Woody Herman. This is why Allan is now Woody, the same name of the jazz musician.
This is pretty straightforward: When this actress moved to the U.S., she shortened her original name to make it sound more “American”.
The actor simply used his middle name as his alias.
This was the idea of her mother and top model, Yolanda Hadid.
This rapper’s mother called the young Calvin Cordozar Broadus “Snoopy” thanks to his style. So when Calvin needed an alias as any rapper does, he chose Snoop Doggy Dogg after a character from the famous cartoon.
The actress chose Portman, the maiden name of her Jewish-Russian grandmother as her stage name.
His father called him “Little Peter Bruno” because he was a little plump like the famous wrestler, Bruno Sammartino. When he grew up, Bruno lost weight but everyone always told him that he was weird as if he was from a different planet. And the talented young man would answer, “Yes, I’m from Mars”. This is how his stage name came to be.
The CEO of the Brooklyn music label, Dirty Money Entertainment convinced the eccentric rapper to change her exotic name to something shorter and simpler.
Jennifer is the daughter of Giannis Anastasakis, who is a Greek man from Crete. The entire family shortened their last name to “Aniston” to make it easier for Americans to pronounce.
Young Eric Marlon Bishop needed a catchy alias for his stand-up shows. So, he took the name of a famous comedian, Redd Foxx.
During childhood, Destiny had the nickname, Miley (derived from smiley) which later became her stage name.
This explanation is simple: Demi is a shortened version of her name, Demetria, and Moore is the last name of her first husband, Freddy Moore.
Son of a Cypriot immigrant, Georgios, made his name a little bit more British with George. He got the second part of his name from Michael Mortimer, the father of his childhood friend.
Helen’s father is a Russian immigrant named Vasily Mironoff. He changed his daughter’s name when she was a child to make her life in Britain easier.
The singer took an alias to avoid being confused with Kate Hudson.
Nina Dobrev is a Canadian version of a Bulgarian name.
We think that if a young actor had the same name as an already popular actor, they’d change their name. That’s exactly why Michael Keaton changed his last name.
Nobody knows why this American celebrity took away her last name, White and took on an alias. The only story we know of is that she once met a guy in a strip club with the name and decided to borrow it.
The talented musician borrowed this name from a saxophone player named Elton Dean and a singer named John Baldry who played in the same band with him, called Bluesology.