This is a list of pseudonyms, in various categories.

A pseudonym is a name adopted by a person for a particular purpose, which differs from their true name. A pseudonym may be used by social activists or politicians for political purposes or by others for religious purposes. It may be a soldier's noms de guerre or an author's nom de plume. It may be a performer's stage name or an alias used by visual artists, athletes, fashion designers, or criminals. Pseudonyms are occasionally used in fiction such as by superheroes or other fictional characters.

General list

List of pseudonyms
Pseudonym Real name Notability Notes
Abel Djassi Amílcar Cabral Guinea-Bissauan politician
ABOVE Tavar Zawacki
Abu Ammar Yasser Arafat Palestinian president
Acharya S D.M. Murdock American Christ myth theorist
Adam Ant Stuart Goddard English Pop Musician
Adi Da Franklin Jones American writer
Al "Bummy" Davis Abraham Davidoff American boxer
Alexander Supertramp Christopher McCandless American hiker
Allan Kardec Hippolyte Rivail American religious figure
Amor de Cosmos William Smith 2nd premier of British Columbia, Canada
Anarchasis Cloots Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce Prussian-French noble
Anthony Garotinho Anthony Matheus de Oliveira Brazilian broadcaster, politician, and criminal
Aristides William Lloyd Garrison American activist and journalist
Arkan Željko Ražnatović Serbian soldier and criminal
Armin S. (unknown) German financier
Avicii Tim Bergling Swedish Pop Artist
Baby Face George Nelson Lester Gillis American criminal
Balthus Balthazar Klossowski de Rola French painter
Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore American former fugitive
Bernard Shakey Neil Young Canadian musician
Billy the Kid Henry McCarty American criminal
Black Bart Charles Bowles English-American criminal
Bob Denard Gilbert Bourgeaud French mercenary
Bór Tadeusz Komorowski Polish soldier
Borelowski Michał Grażyński
Bramantino Bartolomeo Suardi Italian painter
Brother Andre André Bessette Canadian priest and saint
BTK Dennis Rader American serial killer
Bugsy Siegel Benjamin Siegelbaum American criminal
Butch Cassidy Robert Parker American criminal
Cafu Marcos Evangelista de Moraes Brazilian footballer
Caligula Gajus Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Canaletto Giovanni Canale
Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi
Careca Antônio de Oliveira Filho
Carlos the Jackal Ilich Ramírez-Sánchez
Cassandre Adolphe Mouron French painter
Chad Ochocinco Chad Johnson
Cigoli Lodovico Cardi
Coco Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Fashion designer
Colonel Tom Parker Andreas van Kuijk
Coldmirror Kathrin Fricke
DAIM Mirko Reisser
Darius Paul Dassault Darius Paul Bloch
Deco Anderson Luiz de Sousa
Dick Tiger Richard Ihetu
Dida Nélson de Jesus Silva
Doctor Ch@os Joseph Konopka
Donatello Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi
Dosso Dossi Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri
Duda Sérgio Paulo Barbosa Valente
Dutch Schultz Arthur Flegenheimer
El Greco Dominikos Theotokópulos
Elizabeth Arden Florence Graham
Emmanuel Goldstein Eric Corley
Erté Romain de Tirtoff
Estée Lauder Josephine Mentzer
Francis of Assisi Giovanni di Bernardone
Francisco "Pancho" Villa José Arango Arámbula
Frank Costello Francesco Castiglia
Frank Talk Stephen Biko Activist
Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedrich Stowasser
Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos
Garry Kasparov Garik Weinstein
Geki Giacomo Russo
Germain Ernest Mandel
Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej Gheorge Gheorghiu
Gimax Carlo Franchi
Giorgione Giorgio da Castelfranco
Giottino Maso di Stefano
Grabica Stefan Rowecki
Gracchus Babeuf François-Noël Babeuf
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway
Grete Lainer (unknown)
Grigory Zinoviev Ovsel Radymyslsky
Grot Stegan Rowecki
Grzegorz Tadeusz Pełczyński
Gus Hall Arvo Halberg
H. Rap Brown Hubert Gerold Brown Activist
Halston Roy Halston Frowick
Happy Face Killer Richard Jesperson
He hate me Rod Smart
Hellé Nice Mariette Hélène Delangle
Henri Cornet Henri Jaudry
Henriett Seth F. Henrietta Fajcsák[1]
Henry Arundel Henry Fitzalan-Howard
Ho Chi Minh Nguyễn Sinh Cung
Houari Boumédiène Mohamed Boukharouba
Hubal Henryk Dobrzański
I-5 Killer Randall Woodfield
Iceman Richard Kuklinski
Il Garofalo Benvenuto Tisi
Il Pordenone Giovanni Licinio
Il Sodoma Giovanni Bazzi
Il-sung Kim Song-ju Kim
J. Krzemień Florian Marciniak
J. Posadas Homero Cristali
J.J. Lehto Jyrki Järvilehto
János Kádár János Csermanek
Jean Jérome Michael Feintuch
Jieshi Jiang Kai-shek Chiang
Jil Sander Heidemarie Jiline Sander
Jim McKay James McManus
Jimmy Choo Yeang-keat Choo
Joe Louis Joseph Louis Barrow
Joel Ash David Padwa Author
John of God João Teixeira de Faria Faith healer
John Winter Louis Krages
Johnny Dumfries John Crichton-Stuart
Josef Stalin Ioseb Dzhugashvili
Joseph Estrada Joseph Ejército
Joseph of Cupertino Giuseppe Desa
Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz
Kaká Ricardo dos Santos Leite
Kalina Stefan Rowecki
Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeldt
Kaws Brian Donnelly
Khaosai Galaxy Sura Saenkham
Kid McCoy Norman Selby
Korczak Tadeusz Komorowski
Kouji Takanohara Kouji Hanada
Kuba Jakub Błaszczykowski
Lawina Tadeusz Komorowski
La Pasionaria Dolores Ibárruri
Le Corbusier Charles-Édouard Jeanneret
Leclerc Philippe Marie
Legija Milorad Ulemek
Leon Duray George Stewart
Leon Trotsky Lev Bronstein
Lev Kamenev Lev Rosenfeld
Lo Spagna Giovanni di Petra
Lucien Petit-Breton Lucien Mazan
Lucky Luciano Salvatore Lucania
Machine Gun Kelly George Barnes
Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi
Malaclypse the Younger Gregory Hill
Man Ray Emmanuel Radnitzky
Manolo Blahnik Manuel Blahnik Rodriguez
Marc Chagall Moishe Shagall
Marc Ecko Marc Milecofsky
Mark Rothko Marcus Rothkowitz
Martin Thembisile Hani Chris Hani
Masaccio Tommaso Cassai
Masaru Wakanohara Masaru Hanada
Mata Amritanandamayi Sudhamani
Mata Hari Margaretha MacLeod Dutch courtesan and spy
Max Factor Jr. Maksymilian Faktorowicz American businessperson
Meyer Lansky Meyer Suchowljansky Russian-American gangster
Míchel José Miguel González Martín del Campo Spaniard footballer
Michel Pablo Michel Raptis Egyptian-Greek activist
Miss Cleo Youree Harris American television psychic
Miu Miu Miuccia Prada Italian fashion designer
Mo Martin Melissa Martin American golfer
Monter Antoni Chruściel
Moses David David Berg American cultist
Mother Angelica Rita Rizzo American nun
Mother Jones Mary Jones Irish-American activist
Mother Teresa Agnes Bojaxhiu Albanian nun
Mr. Baldy Brian Keith Jones Australian criminal
Mr. Death Dennis Allen Australian criminal
Mr. Rent-a-Kill Christopher Flannery Australian assassin
Mr. Stinky Raymund Edmunds Australian murderer
Murph the Surf Jack Murphy American murderer
Murray the Hump Murray Humphreys American criminal
Mutilator William McDonald
Nahuel Moreno Hugo Bressano Argentinian politician
Nenê Maybyner Rodney Hilário Brazilian basketballer
Niedźwiadek Leopold Okulicki Polish general
Night Stalker Richard Ramirez American serial killer
Nil August Emil Fieldorf Polish brigadier general
Notch Markus Persson Swedish former game programmer
Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst Kerry Wendell Thornley American author
Orsza Stanisław Broniewski Polish economist and soldier
Paco Rabanne Francisco Rabanedo Cuervo Basque fashion designer
Padre Pio Francesco Forgione Italian priest and mystic
Papa Doc François Duvalier President of Haiti
Parmigianino Girolamo Mazzola Italian printmaker and painter
Pelé Edson Arantes do Nascimento Brazilian footballer
Phoenix Jones Benjamin Fodor American vigilante and martial artist
Pierre Levegh Pierre Bouillin French auto racer
Pink Alecia Moore American pop musician
Pisanello Antonio Pisano Italian sculptor and painter
Pol Pot Saloth Sar Cambodian politician and murderer
Ponury Jan Piwnik Polish soldier
Postcard Bandit Brenden Abbott Australian robber
Prachanda Pushpa Kamal Dahal Former prime minister of Nepal
Radosław Jan Mazurkiewicz Polish soldier
Rakoń Stefan Rowecki Polish general and journalist
Ram Dass Richard Alpert American religious leader
Raphael Raffaello da Urbino Italian painter and architect
Raymond Kopa Raymond Kopaszewski French footballer
Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen German soldier
Ricco Erich Wassmer Swiss painter
Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira Brazilian footballer
Rocket Ismail Raghib Ismail American football player
Rocky Marciano Rocco Marchegiano American boxer
ROJO David Quiles Guilló
Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira Brazilian footballer
Ronaldo Ronaldo Nazário de Lima Brazilian footballer
Ronwaldo Reyes Fernando Poe Jr. Filipino actor, director, and politician
Saïd Moustapha Mahdjoub Gilbert Bourgeaud French mercenary
SAMO Jean-Michel Basquiat American artist
Sara Jane Olson Kathleen Soliah American robber
Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Narayana Raju Indian guru
Sister Dora Dorothy Pattison English nun
Son of Sam David Berkowitz American serial killer
Spy Leslie Ward British artist
Stanley Ketchel Stanislaus Kiecal American boxer
Student William Sealy Gosset British statistician
Sugar Ray Robinson Walker Smith Jr. American boxer
Sundance Kid Harry Longabaugh American robber
Suso Jesús Fernandez Sáez Spaniard footballer
Swami Vivekananda Narandranath Dutta Indian monk and philosopher
Swoon Caledonia Curry American graffiti artist
Taras Chuprynka Roman Shukhevych Ukrainian war criminal
Ted Grant Isaac Blank South African-British activist
Thérèse of Lisieux Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin French nun and saint
Tiger Woods Eldrick Woods American golfer
Tintoretto Jacopo Robusti Italian painter
Titian Tiziano Vecelli Italian painter
Tom of Finland Touko Laaksonen Finnish visual artist
Tony Cliff Yigael Glückstein Israeli-English activist
Tony Zale Anthony Zaleski American boxer
Tristán Marof Gustavo Navarro Bolivian activist
Ulay Frank Uwe Leysiepen German artist
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski American serial killer
Utisz István Orosz Hungarian visual artist
VaGla Piotr Waglowski Polish activist
Vecchietta Francesco di Giorgio e di Lorenzo Italian painter
Viktor Suvorov Vladimir Rezun Russian-British Soviet defector and author
Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ulyanov 1st head of the Soviet Union
Voltaire François-Marie Arouet French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher
Vyacheslav Molotov Vyacheslav Skryabin Russian politician
Waxey Gordon Irving Wexler American gangster
WhoIsParadise Marcus Dawes British-American musician and activist
Wilk Aleksander Krzyżanowski Polish soldier
William Andersen Christian Wilhelm Allers French cricketeer
William Rabbit Katay Don Sasorith 8th prime minister of Laos
Willy Brandt Herbert Frahm Chancellor of Germany
Xanana Gusmão José Alexandre Gusmão 3rd prime minister of Timorleste
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe English serial killer
Zico Arthur Antunes Coimbra Brazilian footballer and manager
Znicz Tadeusz Komorowski Polish soldier
Zośka Tadeusz Zawadzki Polish soldier

Other lists

Maternal family names

Main article: List of people who adopted matrilineal surnames

Pen names

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Main article: List of pseudonyms of angling authors

Porn names

Main article: List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame

Stage names

Main article: List of stage names

Fictional pseudonyms

Superhero genre

Other fictional characters

See also

References

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