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Ziggy Marley -- What's In a Name?

2/11/2010 5:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

He was born David Nesta Marley, but the origin behind the name he's more commonly known as, Ziggy, is shrouded in mystery -- and he ain't helping clear things up.

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"Ziggy" is supposedly father Bob's childhood nickname ... but other rumors say it's a Mary Jane reference, just another term for a spliff.

We tried smoking it out of him yesterday in L.A. -- but he was more interested the etymology of something else.

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