Celebrity·Posted on Nov 22, 2019These Celebs Have Stage Names, But What Were They Named By Their Parents?What's in a name? I guess it's time to find out!by Hanifah RahmanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Let's start off easy – what's Riri's real name? Kevin Winter / Getty Images MonicaRihanna Fenty Correct Incorrect MonicaRihanna Fenty Robyn RihannaFenty Correct Incorrect Robyn RihannaFenty FentianaRiriCampbell Correct Incorrect FentianaRiriCampbell RiaRobynFenty Correct Incorrect RiaRobynFenty Correct! Wrong! Robyn Rihanna Fenty! Rihanna named her makeup, lingerie, and high fashion brands after her surname. If you don't know Lady Gaga's real name, I have no hope for you... Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images StefaniJoanne AngelinaGermanotta Correct Incorrect StefaniJoanne AngelinaGermanotta StefaniJoanneLianaGermanotta Correct Incorrect StefaniJoanneLianaGermanotta StefaniMadonnaJoanneGermanotta Correct Incorrect StefaniMadonnaJoanneGermanotta StefaniJoannaAngelinaCiccone Correct Incorrect StefaniJoannaAngelinaCiccone Correct! Wrong! Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta The album, Joanne, was an homage to the singer's aunt, Joanne Stefani Germanotta, who she was named after. Okay, what was the name Miley Cyrus was given at birth? Mark Ralston / Getty Images Destiny HopeCyrus Correct Incorrect Destiny HopeCyrus SmileyRay Cyrus Correct Incorrect SmileyRay Cyrus Miley Ray Stuart Correct Incorrect Miley Ray Stuart MileyMontanaCyrus Correct Incorrect MileyMontanaCyrus Correct! Wrong! Destiny Hope Cyrus! She was nicknamed Smiley as a kid and it eventually got shortened to Miley, and she legally changed it to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. What about Nicki Minaj? Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images NickiKenishaMaharaj Correct Incorrect NickiKenishaMaharaj OnikaTanya Maraj Correct Incorrect OnikaTanya Maraj LaNickaTanyaMaraj Correct Incorrect LaNickaTanyaMaraj NishaShivanaMinaj Correct Incorrect NishaShivanaMinaj Correct! Wrong! Onika Tanya Maraj She originally started rapping as Nicki Maraj, until the CEO of Dirty Money Records gave her the name "Minaj." You might be surprised to learn that Elton John isn't his real name. What is it? Kevin Winter / Getty Images RichmondAvenueJohn Correct Incorrect RichmondAvenueJohn JohnKenneth Elton Correct Incorrect JohnKenneth Elton ReginaldKennethDwight Correct Incorrect ReginaldKennethDwight ReggieEltonJohn Correct Incorrect ReggieEltonJohn Correct! Wrong! Reginald Kenneth Dwight! The star took his first name from his former bandmate Elton Dean and his surname from the singer John Baldry. Bonus fact: his self given middle name is Hercules. What about Cardi B? Jamie McCarthy BacardiBreezerAlmánzar Correct Incorrect BacardiBreezerAlmánzar Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Correct Incorrect Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar CarmenBelcalisBegueria Correct Incorrect CarmenBelcalisBegueria BarcardiValentinaDíaz Correct Incorrect BarcardiValentinaDíaz Correct! Wrong! Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cardi got her rap name from the rum brand Bacardi! And Lana Del Rey? Andreas Rentz / Getty Images ElizabethWoolridge Grant Correct Incorrect ElizabethWoolridge Grant ElanaTaylorGrant Correct Incorrect ElanaTaylorGrant BrooklynWoolridgeRey Correct Incorrect BrooklynWoolridgeRey ReymondTaylorGrant Correct Incorrect ReymondTaylorGrant Correct! Wrong! Elizabeth Woolridge Grant Actress Lana Turner was the inspiration for this stage name. Before she landed on the moniker we know and love, she went by various names including "Sparkle Jump Rope Queen" and "Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena." Calvin Harris might sound like his real name, but it's not. What is it? Tolga Akmen / Getty Images KeithCalvinHarris Correct Incorrect KeithCalvinHarris AdamCalvinConnery Correct Incorrect AdamCalvinConnery Adam Richard Wiles Correct Incorrect Adam Richard Wiles CalvinHarryWiles Correct Incorrect CalvinHarryWiles Correct! Wrong! Adam Richard Wiles Speaking about his choice of stage name, he said: "My first single was more of a soul track, and I thought Calvin Harris sounded a bit more racially ambiguous. I thought people might not know if I was black or not. After that, I was stuck with it." Okaaay then... And what was Bruno Mars called before he became the man he is today? Michael Loccisano / Getty Images GeneBrunoHernandez Correct Incorrect GeneBrunoHernandez PeterGeneHernandez Correct Incorrect PeterGeneHernandez MarcoBrunoSan Pedro Correct Incorrect MarcoBrunoSan Pedro BrunoPeterMaraschino Correct Incorrect BrunoPeterMaraschino Correct! Wrong! Peter Gene Hernandez As a child, his dad thought he looked like the wrestler Bruno Sammartino, and the singer later took inspiration from this for his stage name. You could probably guess that Lil Nas X isn't his ~real~ name, but what is it? Jason Kempin / Getty Images NasirMonteroJones Correct Incorrect NasirMonteroJones MonteroLamarHill Correct Incorrect MonteroLamarHill XavierLamarHill Correct Incorrect XavierLamarHill NaseemXavierJr. Correct Incorrect NaseemXavierJr. Correct! Wrong! Montero Lamar Hill! His stage name is a tribute to the rapper Nas, whose real name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. And finally, what does it say on Oprah's birth certificate? John Phillips / Getty Images WinifredGailOrpington Correct Incorrect WinifredGailOrpington OprahGailWinfrey Correct Incorrect OprahGailWinfrey OrpahGailWinfrey Correct Incorrect OrpahGailWinfrey LeslieGailOprah Correct Incorrect LeslieGailOprah Correct! Wrong! Orpah Gail Winfrey She was named after the biblical figure "Orpah," but people pronounced it wrong so often that "Oprah" stuck.