How did Lady Gaga get her name?

Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She got her stage name Lady Gaga from the song "Radio Ga Ga" by the band Queen.

In 2005, Gaga formed a band called the Stefani Germanotta Band with some friends from NYU. The band played at gigs around New York, becoming a fixture of the downtown Lower East Side club scene.

After the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame New Songwriters Showcase at The Cutting Room in June, Gaga was recommended to music producer Rob Fusari by talent scout Wendy Starland. Fusari collaborated with Gaga, who traveled daily to New Jersey, helping to develop her songs and compose new material. According to the producer, they began dating in May 2006, and he claimed to have been the first person to call her "Lady Gaga".