List of stage names

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This list of stage names lists names used by those in the entertainment industry, alphabetically by their stage name's surname, followed by their birth name. Individuals who dropped their last name and substituted their middle name as their last name are listed. In many cases, performers have legally changed their name to their stage name.[1]

Note: Many cultures have their own naming customs and systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hungarian, Indian and others), some rather intricate. Minor changes or alterations, including reversing Eastern-style formats, do not in and of themselves qualify as stage names, and should not normally be included. For example, Björk, whose stage name appears to be an original creation, is part of her full Icelandic name, Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Her second name is a patronymic instead of a family name, following Icelandic naming conventions. "Björk" is not a stage name but how any Icelander would refer to her, casually or formally.

People are not listed here if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

For more information, see Spanish naming customs, Hispanic American naming customs, Filipino names, and Portuguese names.

The following are listed here for the following reasons:

  • Tupac Shakur is listed here, but under the stage name 2Pac. He was born either Lesane Parish Crooks or Parish Lesane Crooks, depending on the source, but his name was changed in early childhood to Tupac Amaru Shakur.
  • Elton John is listed here because he used the name professionally before he legally adopted it in 1972.


0–9 and other stage names which do not begin with English alphabetic characters[edit]

  • 2Pac – Tupac Amaru Shakur (born as either Parish Lesane Crooks or Lesane Parish Crooks)
  • 50 Cent – Curtis James Jackson III
  • 6ix9ine – Daniel Hernandez
  • 6025 – Carlos Cadona
  • 75 Cents – Ladislav Demeterffy
  • 2 Chainz – Tauheed Epps
  • μ-Ziq – Michael Paradinas

A[edit]

Aa–Aq

Ar–Az

B[edit]

Ba–Bk

Bl–Br

Br–Bz

C[edit]

Ca–Ch

Ch–Co

Co–Cz

D[edit]

Da–Des

Det–Dq

Dr–Dz

E[edit]

F[edit]

Fa–Fq

Fr–Fz

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

La–Lis

Lit–Lz

M[edit]

Ma–Md

Me–Moo

Mop–Mz

N[edit]