Why did Billie Holiday change her name?

19. She changed her name to Billie Holiday as an appreciation to film star Billie Dove.

Who gave Billie Holiday Her name?

Holiday’s given name was Eleanora Fagan, but when she started to perform she chose the stage name Billie after Billie Dove, an early movie star. She was nicknamed “Lady Day” by musician Lester Young, and she often wore white gardenias fastened in her hair when performing.

Did Billie Holiday have a baby?

Billie never had any children of her own. However, she had two godchildren who she cared about deeply. The singer managed to become a well-known name in the industry after struggling for many years. Several people found out more about her personal life after she released the book ‘Lady Sings The Blues.