50 Celebrity Real Names that you Never Knew

16 | Ella Yelich-O’Connor — Lorde

Her real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, but unless you’re her close friend or classmate, it’s more likely that you know her by her stage name, Lorde. The singer concocted the moniker at just 16 years old, explaining on 60 Minutes that she “loved the way” Lord sounded, but wanted to “add an to feminise it,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.