Top 10 People Who Go by Fake Names

TuckerTheFrog
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

1 Eminem 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. - naFrovivuS

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" - CheesyNachos

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

Regardless of his race, he is a very talented rapper...period!

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2 Freddie Mercury 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.

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

Born Farrokh Bulsara - Metal_Treasure

3 Slash 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. - maarilynmaanson

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

4 Axl Rose 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. - TuckerTheFrog

5 Ronnie James Dio 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 - Metal_Treasure

6 Bono 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. - Britgirl

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

7 Sting 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
8 Vin Diesel 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. - TuckerTheFrog

I hqs never known his real name - FreeKeyWorld

9 Flea 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 - Metal_Treasure

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

10 Jon Bon Jovi 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 - 2storm

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

The Contenders

11 Lady GaGa Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
12 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

You may call him Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke or Jareth, the Goblin King.
You may also call him David Bowie

13 Mr. T Mr. T
14 Thomas Anders

His real name Ist Bernd Weidung - Organ

15 Elton John Elton John

Reginald Kenneth Dwight - SuperSonic17

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

16 Tiny Tim Tiny Tim Herbert Buckingham Khaury, known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.
17 Sargon of Akkad Sargon of Akkad
18 Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

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

He also went by The Notorious B.I.G. - Rambles

19 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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

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

20 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
21 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
22 Marilyn Manson 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 - NuMetal

Excellent - BillTedman

23 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
24 Daryl Hall
25 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. 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. - TuckerTheFrog

26 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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.

Robyn Fenty - DCfnaf

27 Quorthon 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.
28 Banksy

Nobody knows who he is, but he's one of the highest-regarded graffiti artists around.

He sometimes paints on canvas, and performs a "reverse art robbery", an act of sneaking his art into museums and hanging it up. Usually, it takes a long time for people to notice. - ThatoneMetalhead

29 Tré Cool Tré Cool Frank Edwin Wright III, known professionally as Tré Cool, is a German-born American drummer, best known as the drummer for the American punk rock/pop punk band Green Day. He replaced the band's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990.
30 Kraut and Tea
31 Mark Dice
32 Dove Cameron Dove Cameron Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as both title characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie.
33 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
34 Cilla Black Cilla Black Priscilla Maria Veronica White, known by her stage name Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author.
35 Michael Caine Michael Caine

It is not his real name

Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. - Metal_Treasure

36 Johnny Rotten Johnny Rotten John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.
37 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Maraj minaj

38 Big Show Big Show Paul Randall Wight, Jr. is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Big Show.
39 Zendaya Zendaya

She was in the Spider-Man Homecoming Movie. - ThatoneMetalhead

40 Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels was born on July 22, 1965 . He is an American professional wrestler. He is the first wrestler to win all the titles the WWE could have offered. He is known for his moves and looks. His nickname provided by WWE is HBK (Heart Break Kid). He was in DX (Degeneration X) a tag team with Triple ...read more.

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom? - EliHbk

41 Tracii Guns
42 2Pac 2Pac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
43 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.
44 Lemony Snicket
45 Halsey Halsey
46 Christopher Pike
47 Tre Cool Tre Cool Frank Edwin Wright III, known professionally as Tré Cool, is a German-born American drummer, best known as the drummer for the American punk rock/pop punk band Green Day. He replaced the band's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990.
48 Tina Fey Tina Fey
49 Jacksepticeye Jacksepticeye

His real name ISN'T JACK... It's SEAN! - ThatoneMetalhead

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