Here is a list of classic, trendy and unique nicknames that many famous people are well-known as. You may not even know their real first names, and in many cases, the nicknames aren’t even short for their given name.
Ace Ventura was ranked the 60th Greatest Movie Character by Empire Magazine in November 2008
Both John Barrymore and Stewart Granger played Beau Brummel on the silver screen
Berry is a unisex name, much more common as a nickname for girls than a given name
Bucky Dent was the World Series MVP in 1978
William was the real first name of Bud Abbott, the straight man of comedy team, Abbott and Costello
Buster Brown began as a 1902 comic strip character with a sister named Mary Jane and a dog named Tige
Butch was a nickname often given to a rough and tumble type of child
Buzz may also be a short form of Busby
“Cuchi-cuchi” is the catch phrase of flamenco guitarist, Charo
In Portugal and Brazil, Lenita is a pet name for Helena
Often in the USA’s Top 100 baby boy names (1880 – 1910), even when Julius dipped below 100, it never fell below No. 125 until 1921
Camerons can be called Cam or Ron
In 2013, 54 American males were named Mamadou; the same number were named Huck, Ozzy and Vikram.
Xenia is also the Greek concept of hospitality