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
Two of the rulers of the Funj Sultanate of Sennar (1504-1821) in the north of Sudan were named Adlan.
Rita was a Top 100 American baby girl name from 1914 to 1960
Ruth was a Top 10 American baby girl name from 1892 to 1930. It ranked highest in 1893 at No. 3
The height of Misty’s popularity as a given American baby girl name came between 1973 and 1984, when it was a Top 100 name. Its highest rank was No. 40 in 1977
Between 1958 and 1978, Dwayne was a Top 200 American baby boy name