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
The Roman Catholic Church has one saint named Aloysius (Gonzaga) and a cardinal nearing sainthood: Aloysius Stepanic, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998
Homer was a Top 100 American baby boy name between 1880 and 1915, except for one year: 1914 when it was No. 101
72 American baby girls were named Trista in 2012, and 87 were named Tristan
More American babies were named Orville than Jerome in 1919, the year J.D. Salinger was born.
24 American baby girls were named Nathania in 2012 and 10 were named Natanya