Vol. 63 No. 1 (2015)
Research Article

A Note on the Names of Selected Magicians

Published 2015-03-01


  • surnames,
  • hagionyms,
  • origins,
  • France,
  • Canada



This note defines the concept of “magic” and comments on the meaning of its various synonyms. Second, it suggests a typology of names based on 150 selected stage names or pseudonyms employed by magicians. Finally, it contains an appendix with a selected list of magicians’ stage names and real names including birth and death dates (where available) and place of birth (where available).


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