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08/25/2015 01:09 pm ET Updated Aug 27, 2015

Bruno Mars, Pitbull And 33 Other Stars' Real Names Revealed

No, Pitbull isn't the singer's real name.

It's common practice for entertainers to change their given names for the stage and screen, and some of our favorite Hispanic stars are no exception.  

Whether they've completely ditched their birth names or are using only part of them, it's time to give some long overdue attention to these celebrities' real names. 

As Romeo once asked, "What's in a name?" Find 35 answers to that question below: 

  • 35 Pitbull
    There are no shortage of names for the Cuban rapper -- Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull -- but it should come to no one's surp
    HECTOR RETAMAL via Getty Images
    There are no shortage of names for the Cuban rapper -- Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull -- but it should come to no one's surprise that none come even close to his birth name. Pitbull was born Armando Christian Pérez!So why Pitbull? CNN notes that in his biography, "Pitbull: Mr. Worldwide," the rapper says he chose the stage name because he admires and can relate to the dog breed's fighting spirit. 
  • 34 Christina Milian
    The actress and singer was actually born&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biography.com/people/christina-milian-21369361#synopsis">Ch
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    The actress and singer was actually born Christine Marie Flores.
  • 33 Ritchie Valens
    This Mexican-American music legend was born <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/ritchie-valens-38193">Ricardo&nbsp;Esteb
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    This Mexican-American music legend was born Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela.
  • 32 Michelle Rodriguez
    This "Fast and Furious"&nbsp;star's first name is actually&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0735442/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bt
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    This "Fast and Furious" star's first name is actually Mayte -- Michelle is her middle name. 
  • 31 Bruno Mars
    No, the singer isn't a part of the Mars family and their candy empire.He was actually born Peter Gene Hern&aacute;ndez. The "
    AP
    No, the singer isn't a part of the Mars family and their candy empire.He was actually born Peter Gene Hernández. The "Uptown Funk" singer, of Puerto Rican roots, revealed in a 2013 interview with GQ that he changed his name to avoid being pigeonholed in the music industry. He recalled the type of things record labels would tell him: "Your last name's Hernandez, maybe you should do the Latin music, this Spanish music," he told GQ. "Enrique [Iglesias] is so hot right now."
  • 30 Demi Lovato
    Demi is only half of it, or at least a shortened version of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1416215/bio">Demetria De
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    Demi is only half of it, or at least a shortened version of Demetria Devonne Lovato. What a name!
  • 29 Marc Anthony
    The Puerto Rican singer's real name is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biography.com/people/marc-anthony-241193">Marco Antonio Mu&nt
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    The Puerto Rican singer's real name is Marco Antonio Muñiz.
  • 28 Charo
    The Spanish flamenco guitarist and "The Love Boat" star's name is actually <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004819/">Mar&
    Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images
    The Spanish flamenco guitarist and "The Love Boat" star's name is actually María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza. 
  • 27 Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen's real name is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000221/">Carlos Irwin Est&eacute;vez</a>.&nbsp;But he
    AP
    Charlie Sheen's real name is Carlos Irwin Estévez. But he wasn't the first in his family to change his name, his father Martin Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez. The last name Estévez came from Martin's own father, who was a Spanish-born factory worker. That family name was not lost, however, thanks to "Breakfast Club" star Emilio Estévez, "West Wing" star Renée Estévez and brother Ramón. 
  • 26 Celia Cruz
    Cuban singer Celia Cruz's real name was as legendary as her career. She was born <a href="http://www.buenamusica.com/celia-cr
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    Cuban singer Celia Cruz's real name was as legendary as her career. She was born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad. ¡Azúcar!
  • 25 Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas is a household name these days, but Antonio isn't actually the actor's first name. The actor&nbsp;was born&n
    AP
    Antonio Banderas is a household name these days, but Antonio isn't actually the actor's first name. The actor was born José Antonio Dominguez Banderas.
  • 24 Shakira
    Shakira decided on a mononymous artistic name, joining legends like Madonna and Prince. But ever wonder what the "Hips Don't
    PEDRO UGARTE via Getty Images
    Shakira decided on a mononymous artistic name, joining legends like Madonna and Prince. But ever wonder what the "Hips Don't Lie" star's full name is? Wonder no longer: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. 
  • 23 Ricky Martin
    We all know him as Ricky but the Puerto Rican singer was actually born&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biography.com/people/ricky-ma
    AP
    We all know him as Ricky but the Puerto Rican singer was actually born Enrique Jose Martín Morales IV.
  • 22 Gloria Estefan
    Well, Gloria Estefan is certainly part of her name. The singer's full name is actually <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm00
    AP
    Well, Gloria Estefan is certainly part of her name. The singer's full name is actually Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan. 
  • 21 Perez Hilton
    Everybody knows him as Perez Hilton, but the Cuban-American blogger and TV personality is actually named&nbsp;<a href="http:/
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    Everybody knows him as Perez Hilton, but the Cuban-American blogger and TV personality is actually named Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.
  • 20 Don Francisco
    The ultra famous Univision host's real name is <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/17/us-television-sabadogigante
    AP
    The ultra famous Univision host's real name is Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld. That came out of left field. 
  • 19 Jenni Rivera
    The Mexican music legend's real name was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biography.com/people/jenni-rivera-21063113#teen-mom">Dolore
    AP
    The Mexican music legend's real name was Dolores Janney Rivera.
  • 18 Andy García
    Andy is actually short for the Cuban-born actor's real name Andr&eacute;s. His full name is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com
    Tibrina Hobson via Getty Images
    Andy is actually short for the Cuban-born actor's real name Andrés. His full name is Andrés Arturo García Menéndez.
  • 17 Daddy Yankee
    The reggaeton singer's real name is&nbsp;<a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2015/08/20/ramon-ayala-to-wo
    AP
    The reggaeton singer's real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez.
  • 16 Becky G
    She may be "Becky from the Block" to fans, but the singer was born <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3121384/">Rebecca Mari
    Michael Bezjian via Getty Images
    She may be "Becky from the Block" to fans, but the singer was born Rebecca Marie Gomez. 
  • 15 Chayanne
    To&nbsp;the rest of the world he is Chayanne, but to&nbsp;his Puerto Rican loved ones he will always be <a href="http://www.i
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    To the rest of the world he is Chayanne, but to his Puerto Rican loved ones he will always be Elmer Figueroa Arce.
  • 14 Prince Royce
    Prince Royce's stage name may make&nbsp;him music&nbsp;royalty&nbsp;but&nbsp;his real name is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.billbo
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    Prince Royce's stage name may make him music royalty but his real name is Geoffrey Royce Rojas.
  • 13 Raquel Welch
    Born <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/raquel-welch-9527086#career-highlights">Jo Raquel Tejada</a>, Welch is well kno
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    Born Jo Raquel Tejada, Welch is well known for her iconic role in 1966's "One Million Years B.C."
  • 12 Juanes
    It turns out the name "Juanes" is actually a combination of the singer's first names. His full name is:&nbsp;<a href="http://
    AP
    It turns out the name "Juanes" is actually a combination of the singer's first names. His full name is: Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez.
  • 11 Cheech Marin
    He was born&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biography.com/people/cheech-marin-21168751">Richard Anthony Marin</a>&nbsp;and,&nbsp;acc
    JC Olivera via Getty Images
    He was born Richard Anthony Marin and, according to Biography.com, the comedian's nickname was given to him by an uncle who thought the newborn looked like a chicharron, the Spanish word for a deep-fried pigskin. 
  • 10 Romeo Santos
    Romeo's stage name may pair perfectly with&nbsp;the Bachata singer's&nbsp;romantic and sensual music but he was born <a href=
    Johnny Nunez via Getty Images
    Romeo's stage name may pair perfectly with the Bachata singer's romantic and sensual music but he was born Anthony Santos. 
  • 9 Soledad O'Brien
    Journalist <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0639821/bio">Mar&iacute;a de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien</a>&nbsp;is the daughte
    AP
    Journalist María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien is the daughter of a Cuban mother. We kind of understand why she decided to go just by Soledad O'Brien.
  • 8 Don Omar
    Although everybody knows&nbsp;him as Don Omar, this star's name is <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1885797/">William Omar
    AP
    Although everybody knows him as Don Omar, this star's name is William Omar Landrón Rivera.
  • 7 Geraldo Rivera
    He was born <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0729273/">Gerald Michael Rivera</a>&nbsp;and, according to Gawker, the journa
    AP
    He was born Gerald Michael Rivera and, according to Gawker, the journalist reportedly changed his name in the late 60s after a news director decided the name Geraldo would appeal more to a multi-ethnic audience. 
  • 6 Taboo
    The Black Eyed Peas' rapper is known as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1440298/">Jaime Luis G&oacute;mez</a>&nbsp;o
    AP
    The Black Eyed Peas' rapper is known as Jaime Luis Gómez off stage. 

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