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 the USA, Yaritza only cracked the Top 500 female names once: in 1993.
Chase’s origins can be traced to the French word “chasser”
Linda was a Top 10 American baby girl name between 1940 and 1965. It was the No. 1 most popular name from 1947 until 1952.
More American baby girls were named Mona in the 1950s than in any other decade
According to statistics in the USA, 5 boys were named Drummond in each of these years: 1970, 71 and 72