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What was Madonna's birth name?

MMDE: Maria Louise Ciccone

Current: Madonna Louise Ciccone

Many people remember Madonna's birth name not to be "Madonna Louise Ciccone" but "Maria Louise Ciccone", or sometimes "Maria Louise Veronica Ciccone".

They remember her adopting the "Madonna" name, and recall it caused a controversy with the church at the time.

Most records today show she was always called Madonna, but there are a few remaining clues this might not always have been the case. Here's such a website, which claims to cover her life story.

Wikipedia residue?

There is evidence of her old name - some translated Facebook pages showed her 'Maria' name for some time after the English one appeared to change, as does a French Wikipedia one:

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