Blac Chyna's real name
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Blac Chyna is famous for many reasons. 

She's a model, businesswoman, and a video vixen. She once dated rapper Tyga, who's now dating Kylie Jenner, and she's currently engaged to Rob Kardashian, Kylie's older brother. Her relationship with Rob is tumultuous (at best) and their drama is constantly making headlines. Chyna is the mother to four-year-old King Cairo (whom she shares with Tyga) and baby Dream Renee Kardashian

And she's also known for, well, simply being Blac Chyna. 

But before "Blac Chyna" became a household name, the future Mrs. Kardashian was known by several other names — and each alias has an interesting backstory.

Here are all six of Blac Chyna's different names, explained:


Angela Renée White

Blac Chyna's real name
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That's right. Chyna's "real name" is Angela Renée White. 

She was born May 11, 1988, in Washington, D.C. and named by her mother, Tokyo Toni (who surely has her own stories regarding her unique name). 

"Angela White" later attended high school in Maryland, in case you were struggling to find "Blac Chyna" in the yearbook. 


Dora Renee

It's a surprisingly traditional name, but "Dora Renee" was actually Chyna's first stripper alias.

She began stripping at the age of 18 under the nickname, but later changed her name to...



Blac Chyna stripper name
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Chyna moved down to Miami to dance at the famous King of Diamonds gentlemen’s club, where she went by "Cream." 

(Yes, that means Chyna's daughter's name is only one letter away from her former stripper name...)

Once "Cream" wore off, she then changed her name to...


Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna
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She may have been given the name "Angela Renée White" at birth — but the world knows her as "Blac Chyna." 

According to "Before They Were Famous," Chyna deemed herself "Blac Chyna" after she met a man at a strip club with the moniker. She asked to "borrow" the nickname, and then later turned "Blac Chyna" into her professional persona. The original "Black China" was supposedly a Black man with "almond-shaped" eyes.



Rob revealed in an Instagram post in April that "wifey" is his cutesy nickname for Chyna, even though the pair aren't married just yet. 

"He calls her 'wifey' playfully, and she calls him 'hubby,'" a source told E! News


Angela Kardashian

Blac Chyna Rob Kardashian
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Chyna has made it clear that she plans to take the Kardashian last name after she and Rob tie the knot — but not if Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe have anything to do about it. 

According to TMZ, Blac Chyna tried to trademark her future married name in advance, but the Kardashians hired attorneys to block Chyna's "business move." They claimed the Kardashian brand would "suffer damage including irreparable injury to their reputation and goodwill" if Chyna took on the family name.

So if Kris Jenner gets her way (and let's be honest, the momager always gets her way), Blac Chyna's list of names will actually end with #5. 

Sorry, Cream... er, Dora... er, Chyna... whoever you are.