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
Rafaela is a a more common spelling for American baby girls than Raphaela
Yinka is a Yoruba name given to both boys and girls in Nigeria, sometimes the second part of a longer name
Elvira, as an American baby girl name, began a slow decline out of the Top 300 after 1930
Guadalupe was a Top 300 American baby girl name between 1992 and 2008, ranking highest in 1997 at No. 210
Kaylin first showed up in the Top 500 American baby girl names in 1995 and peaked at No. 372 in by 2009.