How did Lady Gaga get her name?
She derived her name from Lady Starlight, a DJ she used to work with.
She chose 'Lady' because of the side of her that is very traditional and proper, and 'Gaga' from the side of her that is artistic and weird.
It was a nickname one of her old producers used to call her.
She wanted to call herself Radio GaGa after the song by Queen, but her phone autocorrected 'Radio' to 'Lady'.
Who are The Veronicas named after?
They're not named after anybody, they just liked the name Veronica.
How did Charli XCX pick her name?
She originally wanted to be called Charli XOXO, but her record label made her change it.
It was the password she used to use on all her old social media accounts.
She thought such a unique name would make her stand out.
It was her MSN username when she was a kid.
Why are they called Maroon 5?
They met at Five Towns College, where maroon was one of the school colors.
Maroon is Adam Levine's favorite color and there are five band members.
It's derived from The Jackson 5, who greatly inspired Adam Levine to be a musician.
Why did Kesha used to have that dollar sign in her name?
Her manager told her to add the dollar sign because he thought it would make her music sell more.
She added it because she just thought it was cute.
She thought adding the dollar sign might make her look wealthy and more appealing to record labels.
She thought she would stand out more with the dollar sign in her name.
How did Rihanna get her name?
Rihanna is her middle name.
Rihanna is her real name.
She doesn't like her real name, and always wished she was called Rihanna instead.
Rihanna was the name of her childhood friend.
How did Marina and the Diamonds choose her name?
Marina's band is made up of her family, and their last name is Diamandis, which means diamond.
Her fans are called Diamonds, and she wanted show how much she cares about her fans by putting them in her name.
She used to sell homemade CDs through MySpace, and every CD would have a picture of a diamond on the cover.
It's a secret.
Why is she called Halsey?
It was the name of her first dog, who she had a close attachment to.
It's the name of the street she grew up on.
It was a childhood nickname.
It's an anagram of her real name, which is Ashley.
How did Miley Cyrus get her name?
Her parents used to call her Miley as a baby and it stuck.
Miley is her real name.
She started going by Miley after being cast to play Miley Stewart on Hannah Montana.
She wanted to make up a unique name that people would remember.
Who is P!nk named after?
The Pink Panther
How did Lana Del Rey pick her name?
It was a stage name her friends picked out for her back when she was singing in clubs.
She thought "Del Rey" made her seem like she was from the glamorous parts of Florida.
The music she originally made was very formal and proper, and she thought Lana Del Rey made her seem classy.
She picked out the name from one of her father's old poetry books.