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Quiz: How well do you know these celebrities' real names?

Test your knowledge.

IT’S NOT UNUSUAL for celebrities to take a stage name or use their nicknames in their professional lives.

Some choose to do so because their real names may be hard to pronounced or may be considered too common, others simply want a snappier showbiz name.

Let’s see how well you know famous people’s real names. 

Try our quiz:

What Whoopi Goldberg's real name?
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Caryn Elaine Johnson
Whitney Elaine Goldberg

Whoopi Johnson
Caryn Wendy Goldberg
Who's real name is Paul David Hewson?
Ozzy Osbourne

Lionel Richie
Billy Idol
What name was Miley Cyrus given at birth?
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Billie Cyrus
Miley Cyrus

Destiny Hope Cyrus
Charity Cyrus
What celebrity's real name is David Robert Jones?

David Bowie
The Weeknd
And what's Lady Gaga's birth name?
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Joanne Stefani Germanotta

Gabriella Gina Germanotta
Isabella Natalia Germanotta
Who was originally named Peter Gene Hernandez?

Bruno Mars
Norma Jeane Mortenson was a famous actress, but what was her stage name?
Judy Garland
Marilyn Monroe

Bette Davis
Meryl Streep
What's Elton John's real name?
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Elton Ronald Dwight
Reginald Kenneth Dwight

John Elliot Ford
Kenneth Elton
Gigi Hadid is one of the biggest fashion models in the world right now. What is her birth name?
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Jelena Hadid
Julia Hadid

Gianna Hadid
Grace Hadid
Finally, was Elvis Presley the singer's birth name?
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog
Pawsitively perfect
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Clever Cat!
Almost purrfect
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Flippin' good
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What are ewe doing?!
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Turtley Awful!
Shell of a bad effort
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