04/22/2013 08:04 am ET

Celebrity Fan Base Names: From 'Lambs' To 'Smilers'

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Whenever celebrities get big enough to have legions of fans follow their every move, they usually dub them with a cute, unifying name. Like Justin Bieber's Beliebers, for example, who are by now the size of a small army and will ferociously defend his every word and action on Twitter.

But telling all of these fan base names apart can be confusing. Some sound alike (Barbies and Dolls), others only seem to be understood by "insiders" (what's Wiz Khalifa got to do with Taylors?!), and a few are only known among the fans themselves, who take pride in being a part of a group recognized by their idol.

To make some sense of these monikers, we've compiled this list of the most prominent celebrity fan base names these days:


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