27 Celebs Who Were Born With Very Different Names


It’s not uncommon for celebrities to change their names on their way to fame – so much so that fans are usually unaware that their favorite artists used to have different names.

Some have chosen to make the change official by legally adopting a new name, while others simply use their chosen aliases.

Bob Dylan, for example, was born Robert Zimmerman, but legally changed his name in 1962.

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Portia de Rossi was once known as Amanda Lee Rogers, but like Dylan, she changed it legally, in her case at age 15.

2019, Rocketman documented Reginald Dwight’s decision to go by Elton John instead as he grew into his music star persona.

This is a common move for performing artists, with David Bowie, Katy Perry and John Legend all picking new stage names on their way to fame.

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Below are 27 celebrities who were born with very different names

Click through the gallery below to see what made the list


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