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 Poland, Jerzy is pronounced YEH-zhih, and the name is totally unrelated to the unisex American name Jerzy, an alternate spelling of Jersey.
The name Basil was brought to England by the Crusaders
Althea’s highest rank in the USA was at No. 356 in 1920. Its lowest was No. 888 in 1972.
A unisex name, Darcy is more popular as a girl’s name in the USA
Gerard was a Top 500 American baby boy name between 1905 and 1986