You might not believe that a lot of celebs change their names when they enter the entertainment industry. Sometimes it is because fans have found it hard to pronounce the actual names, or there’s a childhood nickname that just stuck over the years. But it is a fact that many famous faces switch up their monikers.

Jelena Noura Hadid

Gigi Hadid got her stage name in school. Her teacher in school would confuse her and a girl named Helena. So, she told the teacher to call her Gigi. As her mom called her “Gigi” at home and it simply stuck.

Rachel Meghan Markle

When Meghan Markle was not the Duchess of Sussex, she was briefly known as Rachel. However, now the whole world knew her as Meghan Markle.

Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ used her childhood nickname, Smiley. Eventually, the name was shortened to Miley and it stuck.

Peter Gene Hernandez

Bruno Mars’s dad called him Bruno. It was his childhood name. Since then he has been known as Bruno Mars.

Stefani Germanotta

Before the meat dresses and chart-topping music, Lady Gaga was known as Stefani. She was just an everyday girl from New York. Now simple girl Stefani is known as Lady Gaga worldwide.