Top 10 People Who Go by Fake Names

Feel free to add people that I may have forgotten. But please add people that go by names that are completely different from their original names and not just short forms. For example Chadwick Gaylord Smith goes by Chad Smith while William Bruce Rose Jr. goes by Axl Rose. I hope this makes sense.

The Top Ten

Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He goes by many names. He'll sometimes go by Eminem, then other days he's Slim Shady, and sometimes he's Marshall Mathers.

Amazing voice, lyrics, and human in general (Except for a few songs). Overall though, he is god enough to become a president and get on the list of "Best Presidents ever"

I don't mean to be rude but all of these are musicians. Couldn't you have at least tried to include anyone else?

Eminem is a well known rapper. His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers the third.

Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Slash rocks so much.

Slash is the guitarist for rock band Guns N' Roses. His real name is Saul Hudson.

Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

It was a fake name?

One of the greatest singers of all time,too bad he died at a young age

Born Farrokh Bulsara

It’s a beautiful name, though.

Vin Diesel Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

I never knew his real name until now! Mind blown

Vin Diesel is a popular action movie actor. His real name is Mark Sinclair.

Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

I always thought his pseudonym sounded sexually dirty, and when I was a child, I refused to say it.

Bono is the lead singer for rock band U2. His real name is Paul David Hewson.

Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE.

Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer to rock band Bon Jovi. His real name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr.

Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

Ronald James Padavona

Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Axl Rose is the lead singer for rock band Guns N' Roses. His real name is William Bruce Rose, Jr.

Flea Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall ...read more.

I do not know anything about him but all I know is that's quite the ridiculous name

A really great bassist

Flea is the bassist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His real name is Michael Peter Balzary.

The Contenders

Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

Love her so much!

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Mr. T
Thomas Anders

His real name Ist Bernd Weidung

Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.

Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Reginald Kenneth Dwight

To be honest I always thought his real name was Elton john

Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.

Biggie Smalls is a well known rapper. His real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace.

Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

Jay Z is a well known musician. His real name is Shawn Corey Carter.

He is fake I would like to repeatedly kick him in the pecans

Daryl Hall
Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.

Peter Gene Hernandez.

Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Her real name is Robyn, but Rihanna is her middle name.

Robyn Fenty

Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

Brian Hugh Warner

Excellent

Quorthon Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote ...read more.
Kraut and Tea
Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Dr. Dre is a well known rapper. His real name is Andre Romelle Young.

Tiny Tim Herbert Buckingham Khaury, known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.

Herbert Buckingham Khaury.

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