Country Stars’ Real Names: Wynonna Judd
Real Name: Christina Claire Ciminella
Judd is Wynonna's legal last name, but the daughter of the famous duo was born Ciminella after a man her mother married when Wynonna's birth father split town. As for her famous first name, well, it's complicated. Her mother legally changed her own name to Naomi, and as they were living in Nashville searching for a record deal, they befriended the legendary Ray Benson. He says he blessed her with the name Wynonna because one of his songs mentioned the city of Winona, Az. Naomi liked it and began to call her then 13-year-old daughter Wynonna.