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10+ Celebrities We Just Realized Have Been Using Fake Names This Whole Time

They say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But can the same be said about the Hollywood elite? How do their names affect their star power?

Below are 10+ celebs and their real first names that'll surprise fans.

While some are obvious, others you would have never seen coming! Let us know which ones you already knew about in the comments!

Snoop Dogg - Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

It turns out that Snoop got the nickname from his mother:

“My momma gave me the name. I used to love Peanuts and Charlie Brown — Snoopy was my favorite cartoon character growing up. I watched so much, I started to look like him.”

Michael J. Fox - Michael Andrew Fox.

Instagram | @realmikejfox

This one just makes me laugh. I don't know why the Back to the Future star would choose to sub out an "A" for a "J" - but clearly it worked out alright in the end.

I guess Michael prefers consonants over vowels?

Bono - Paul David Hewson.

Talk about a mouthful. The legendary frontman of U2 would have taken up all the space on the marquee had he not changed his name!

The name "Bono" was actually a name given to him while he was running with a local street gang in his youth.

Ashton Kutcher - Christopher Ashton Kutcher

Instagram | @aplusk

Yet another example of a celeb swapping out their middle name. I can understand why the tech mogul/star of That 70's Show would make the change: Ashton is an infinitely cooler name than Christopher.

Nothing against you, Christophers of the world...

Drake - Aubrey Drake Graham.

Instagram | @champagnepapi

Aubrey Graham doesn't sound like the name of a multi-platinum selling artist.

In fact, it sounds more like the name of the accountant who does your taxes and works down the road from your office.

Fergie - Stacey Ann Ferguson.

Instagram | @fergie

The Black Eyed Peas were responsible for some of the most annoyingly catchy hits of the 2000s. If I never again hear the song "Let's Get It Started," it will be too soon.

Great. Now I'm going to be singing it all day long...

Camila Cabello - Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao.

Instagram | @camila_cabello

Camila Cabello sounds a lot less like a Grammy-nominated pop star and more like a superhero created from the mind of Stan Lee.

There's just something about name alliteration that Hollywood is drawn to.

The Weeknd - Abel Makkonen Tesfaye.

So, fun fact: The Weeknd technically isn't Abel's stage name.

Originally, The Weeknd was a musical project begun by a producer named Jeremy Rose. Abel was enlisted to sing on the first three tracks: "The Morning," "What You Need," and "Loft Music."

Spike Lee - Shelton Jackson Lee.

Instagram | @officialspikelee

I guess there aren't too many parents walking around who would name their son Spike. Maybe Nicolas Cage...

Lee is the legendary director of He Got Game and Malcolm X, as well as the most famous (or infamous) New York Knicks fan of all time.

Nicki Minaj - Onika Tanya Maraj

Instagram | @nickiminaj

So, just from looking at the two names side by side, it appears that Nicki Minaj is a pseudonym for Onika Tanya Maraj.

I kind of like the rapper-turned-pop star's birth name: "Onika" is a seriously gorgeous name.

Lana Del Rey - Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.

Instagram | @lanadelrey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant sounds like the name of an 18th-century novelist.

You can try to pour as much "Diet Mountain Dew" over it as you like, it still won't sound even half as sweet as Lana Del Rey.

Lady Gaga - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Sorry, I can't write anymore: Gaga's birthname just ate the alphabet!

Supposedly, Lady Gaga got her stage name when her music producer told her that she reminded him of the famous Queen song "Radio Ga Ga."

Whoopi Goldberg - Caryn Elaine Johnson.

Instagram | @whoopigoldberg

After watching Whoopi on The View for the better part of the last decade, it makes total sense that she's a Caryn.

Whoopi seems like one of those "I want to speak to the manager" types of people. But in a nicer way.

Katy Perry - Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Look, this one makes total sense! The short version of Katheryn is Kate, and with the last name Hudson, BAM - you're Kate Hudson!

Since Hollywood already had a blonde bombshell named Kate Hudson, Katy Perry made the right call with her more whimsical name choice!

Dove Cameron - Chloe Celeste Hoffman

Instagram | @dovecameron

The story behind Dove's first name is so beautiful! The actress changed her name as a tribute to her late father.

"He called me Dove more than he ever called me Chloe," she told StyleWatch.

"He passed away when I was 15, and I decided to legally change it. So it's on my passport – everything legal is Dove."

Vin Diesel - Mark Sinclair

Apparently Mark Sinclair didn't sound cool enough for the actor, who was working as a bouncer in NYC before his big break!

He got the last name Diesel from a nickname his friends had for him, since the actor was always full of energy!

Calvin Harris - Adam Richard Wiles

Instagram | @calvinharris

As a DJ name, Calvin Harris just sounds like the name of a man who knows how to mix some sick beatz as opposed to Adam Richard Wiles, who sounds like the name of a man whose in line for the throne!

Charlie Sheen - Carlos Irwin Estevez

Now Charlie can't take all the credit for his stage name, as he adopted the last name from his father's stage name, Martin Sheen.

AW! So nice to see a famous family stick together through their stage names!

Miley Cyrus - Destiny Hope Cyrus

Instagram | @mileycyrus

True Miley stans will remember when the actress explained her name change (made official in 2008) in every tween magazine back in the day!

Miley got the name from her childhood nickname, Smiley! Isn't that just adorable?!

Reese Witherspoon - Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.

Instagram | @reesewitherspoon

I always knew that Reese had country roots, but with a name like Laura Jeanne, there's no hiding it!

Reese's stage name is actually a combination of her mother's maiden name and her father's surname. Both of them are really pretty!

Jamie Foxx - Eric Marlon Bishop.

Instagram | @iamjamiefoxx

At the time when Jamie was starting out, there were a lot fewer female comedians than there are today. Because of this, women were given preferential slot times for open mics.

Jamie took a gender-androgynous name to help his career.

Bruno Mars - Peter Gene Hernandez

Bruno explained to Latina magazine that he got his stage name from his dad: "My dad nicknamed me Bruno since I was 2 years old. I was going to go by 'Bruno,' one name. Mars just kind of came joking around because that sounds bigger than life. That was it, simple as that."

Demi Moore - Demetria Gene Guynes

Instagram | @demimoore

A great example that sometimes less is Moore, amirite?!

The actress shortened her first name to Demi and kept the last name of her first husband, singer Freddy Moore.

Ugh, it's such a cool and glamorous name!