The Real Names of 13 Celebrities We Only Know by Their Nicknames

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People whose names are easier to pronounce tend to have higher-status positions at work, a study reveals. In fact, everything from your first to last name can either have a positive or negative impact on your life or on people’s perception of you, according to several other studies. And that might just explain why so many celebrities go by a nickname. So we decided to check on the stars’ who are known by a different name than their birth one and find out what they’re really called.

Mila Kunis — Milena Markovna Kunis

GilbertFlores@Broadimage/Broad Image/East News

Gigi Hadid — Jelena Noura Hadid

Andy Kropa/Invision/East News

Milla Jovovich — Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich

Collin Xavier/Image Press Agency ABACA/East News

Skeet Ulrich — Bryan Ray Trout

Martin Sloan/Photoshot/East News

Maisie Williams — Margaret Constance Williams

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Nicki Minaj — Onika Tanya Maraj

Sipa USA/Sipa USA/East News

Nina Dobrev — Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva

Invision/Invision/East News

Spike Lee — Shelton Jackson Lee

Marechal Aurore/ABACA/Abaca/East News

Jamie Foxx — Eric Marlon Bishop

Jeffrey Mayer/Broadimage/East News

Whoopi Goldberg — Caryn Elaine Johnson

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/East News
Invision/Invision/East News

Rebel Wilson — Melanie Elizabeth Bownds

Jordan Strauss/Invision/East News

Bonus: Freddie Mercury — Farrokh Bulsara

Do you have a nickname? If so, let us know what it is in the comments!

Preview photo credit GilbertFlores@Broadimage/Broad Image/East News, Jordan Strauss/Invision/East News


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