How did Snoop Dogg get his name?

Snoop Dogg (sometimes shortened Snoop) was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. He was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.

When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with Snoop Dogg, first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover, and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound. The huge success of Snoop Dogg's debut Doggystyle was partially because of this intense exposure.

On July 31, 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, Snoop announced a conversion to the Rastafari movement and a new alias, Snoop Lion. Under the new moniker, he released a reggae album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film of the same name, of his Jamaican experience, in early 2013. His thirteenth studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015 and marked a return of the Snoop Dogg name.