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From Emma Stone To Ashton Kutcher, 20 Celebrities Whose Real Names Will Shock You!

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Mar. 17 2015, Updated 11:20 p.m. ET

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When stars try to make a name for themselves in Hollywood, they usually end up changing it! From Mila Kunis shortening her name to Nicki Minaj opting for a completely different moniker, check out 20 celebrities whose real names will make your jaw drop!

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Gigi Hadid’s real name is Jelena Noura Hadid. Yup, as in Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s couple nickname!

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The first name Robyn is way too average for Rihanna’s unique sound!

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Instead of being called Destiny Hope Cyrus, Miley Cyrus opted for a name inspired by her nickname Smiley.

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With a name like Demetria Devonne Lovato, Demi Lovato is much easier to remember!

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Sharing the name Emily Stone with a contestant on Australia’s Next Top Model, she told Jimmy Kimmel that she changed her first name to Emma Stone because, “When I was in the second grade I did ask the teacher on the first day of school to call me Emma because I always wanted to be Baby Spice.”

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Reese Witherspoon’s real name is certainly a mouth full! The actress dropped Laura Jeanne and kept her middle name.

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Mila goes by her nickname Mila instead of her first name Milena. We wonder if her daughter Wyatt will have a cute nickname too!

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Ashton Kutcher opted for his unique middle name instead of his common first name, Christopher.

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Nicki's birth name is actually Onika Tanya Maraj. She was urged by her manager to change it, and she agreed!

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Lady Gaga told the BBC that she ditched her name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta completely because she was inspired by the Queen song “Radio Gaga.”

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Believe it or not, Drake’s name is actually Aubrey! The rapper decided to go by his middle name instead.

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Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. But to avoid being confused with actress Kate Hudson, she used her mother’s maiden name Perry.

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Lorde told Interview why she prefers to use that moniker over Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor on stage. “When I was trying to come up with a stage name, I thought ‘Lord' was super rad, but really masculine -- ever since I was a little kid, I have been really into royals and aristocracy,” she explained. “So to make Lord more feminine, I just put an ‘e' on the end! Some people think it's religious, but it's not."

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Kelly Rowland simplified her unique first name, Kelendria.

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Iggy Azalea explained during the Vevo series A.K.A why she doesn’t go by her real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly. “I had a dog called Iggy, who I loved very, very much," she said of her late pet. “I got a name-plate necklace made in his honor. Everybody started to think that my name was Iggy so it kind of became my nickname and I took it on board and started rapping with it."

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Jamie Foxx changed his name from Eric Marlon Bishop because he thought a more androgynous name would give him more of a chance to be booked at comedy clubs. It looks like it worked!

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With a name like Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva, we understand why Nina Dobrev shortened it!

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DJs always need a stage name, but we would have never guessed that Zedd’s name is Anton Zaslavski!

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Lucy Hale prefers to go by her middle name, Lucille, instead of her first name Karen.

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Although Bruno Mars’ real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, he told GQ that his resemblance to boxer Bruno Sammartino is what sparked the name change!

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