DJ Mag has just released its annual top 100 DJs list for 2015, and now that you know how rappers got their stage names, let's take a look at how some of these famous DJs "produced" their monikers. 1. Hardwell / Robbert van de Corput Via edmvidz.com Hardwell's dad suggested the name after a 12-year-old Hardwell played his first set at a friend's birthday party. Hardwell is a rough English translation of his last name, Corput; the 'cor' translates to 'hart' in Latin, while 'put' literally means 'well' in Dutch. Source. 2. Tiësto / Tijs Michiel Verwest Via Facebook: tiesto Tiësto is a variation on the DJ's childhood nickname, which was based on his real name Tijs.Source. 3. Avicii / Tim Bergling Via kleinezeitung.at Avicii decided on his name after a friend told him 'avici' was a level of Buddhist hell. He added an extra 'i' because the username 'Avici' was already taken on Myspace.Source. 4. Afrojack / Nick Leonardus van de Wall Via dafne.com The 'Afro' part is dedicated to the DJ's hairdo back in the nineties – a "pretty impressive Afro" – and 'jack' is term used in house music that refers to a dance technique and music form popular in the 1980s.Source. 5. Skrillex / Sonny John Moore Via beatport.com It was a "stupid AOL name" that really doesn't have any special meaning.Source. 6. Calvin Harris / Adam Richard Wiles Via billboard.com Harris wanted a more "racially ambiguous" name to go with the release of his first single, which was a soul track. He was stuck with the name after that.Source. 7. Dash Berlin / Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn Via suncitymusicfestival.com Dash Berlin's name is a tribute to the German capital, where Sutorious played at the Love Parade in 1999. Sutorious said the name is dedicated to her engaging, urban landscape, where he saw more than a million people dancing on the streets "in the spirit of an ever-evolving Europe".Source. 8. Diplo / Thomas Wesley Pentz Via laweekly.com Deriving from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs, Diplo's name is short for Diplodocus, the large, long-necked dinosaur with a long, whip-like tail.Source. 9. Zedd / Anton Igorevich Zaslavski Via amp.cbslocal.com In middle school in Germany, Zedd sat next to a friend who shared his first name, and they would both answer when the teacher called on "Anton". To make things easier, they started referring to each other by the first letter of their last names. Zedd decided to go with the European "zed", adding another "d" later to make the name stand out.Source. 10. deadmau5 / Joel Thomas Zimmerman Via robot6.comicbookresources.com After deadmau5 found an actual dead mouse inside his computer while he was changing the video card, people started to refer to him as the "dead mouse guy". He then shortened it to 'deadmau5' as 'deadmouse' was too long a username for the internet chat rooms he hung out at.Source. 11. Dyro / Jordy van Egmond Via skycityfestival.com Dyro wanted a stage name that had something to do with his own name, which isn't easy to remember, so he rearranged 'Jordy' to form Dyro, taking out the 'J'.Source. 12. Don Diablo / Don Pepijn Schipper Via tomorrowlandbrasil.com Don Diablo thought the name sounded "cool" as a kid. He adopted it as a bit of a marketing decision – "it's a powerful name on flyers" – and because he wanted to create an iconic superhero like Batman.Source. 13. Kygo / Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll Via clubhead.tv Kygo was given the username 'kygo002' for a learning program at school. His friends started calling him Kygo, and the name stuck.Source. 14. Vicetone / Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool Via edmchicago.com The 'vice' in Vicetone has nothing to do with Victor's name, as many presume. Den Boer really liked the word 'Vice' and Pool really liked the word 'Tone' so the two combined the words.Source. 15. Disclosure / Howard and Guy Lawrence Via amalgammusic.net The brothers were making a Myspace page and decided on the name when Guy saw some papers with "terms of disclosure" on them lying next to his laptop. The two hadn't given the name much thought at the time; all they wanted to do was post some music online.Source. 16. Daft Punk / Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter Via 1063fm.com.au Daft Punk were originally in a band called Darlin', whose music a critic described as "daft punky trash". The duo embraced the phrase and used it for their new band name.Source. 17. Krewella / Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf Via billboard.com Before Yasmine joined the group, Jahan came up with the name while writing down lyrics. The name popped into her head as she was thinking of "darker, evil, sexy, feminine lyrics". She thought it was perfect their sound – heavy masculine beats and feminine vocals.Source. Do you know any other DJs with interesting origin stories behind their stage names? "Drop" them in the comments below.