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
Myron bounced around the Top 500 American baby boy names for about 100 years beginning in 1882
Milton was a Top 100 American baby boy name from 1898 through 1930.
In 2012, 19 American baby girls were named Orla, making it just as popular as Megyn and Ragan
There have been 21 popes named John, 3 anti-popes and 3 US Presidents
You might never guess it, but in the late 1890s, Millie was a far more popular given name than Millicent