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
Craig was a Top 100 Baby Name for boys in the USA from 1947 through 1988
Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s named his first-born son Hallam in honor of his best friend and fellow poet, Arthur Henry Hallam
Anita was a consistent Top 100 American femalel name between 1949 and 1967, peaking at No. 77 in 1963.
5 American baby girls were named Cloris in 2012, making the name just as popular as Evvie, Gayle, Omani and Xola
Hedwig was somewhat popular in the early 20th century; likewise Hedy in the 1940s, but Hedda has never made the Top 1000 female names in the USA