Posted On November 2, 2014
Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota on September 8, 1987. His stage name is derived from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning “successor”, and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy.
Khalifa stated to spinner.com that the name also came from being called “young Wiz ’cause I was good at everything I did, and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that’s what I was doing with my music.” He got a tattoo of his stage name on his 17th birthday.
Reference: Wiz Khalifa