Names Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names  

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Sometimes, people decide that they want to be called by their initials instead of their full names. Here is a list of famous people who go by their initials, including a first initial, middle initial, or sometimes even both. If one person has two middle names, he might come up with a way to use two or even three initials in his professional name. What kind of person would do this? Writers, actors, athletes, musicians, and all sorts of other people have used initials in lieu of full names for as long as surnames have existed. Some examples are William H. Macy, E. B. White, Vivica A. Fox, J. D. Salinger, O. J. Simpson, George R. R. Martin, KD Lang, e e cummings, and Mr. Alphabet himself, J. R. R. Tolkien. Does anyone really call him that? Guess what? Someone just did. 

This list has the full names of people who use their initials, so now you know what Samuel L. Jackson's middle name is. It does not include people who use initials in pseudonyms - for example, W. C. Fields was born William Claude Dukenfield, so he is not on this list. Neither is Louis C.K., whose real last name is Székely. It is OK. There are lots of people like that. O. Henry is another one. E. L. James and F. Murray Abraham are two more. They are all not on this list.

Historically, calling oneself by initials has been a habit of wealthier classes. Many politicians, especially U.S. Presidents, have included an initial or two in their names. Another reason to use an initial instead of a full name is because the real name is silly. C. S. Lewis's given name was Clive Staples Lewis, and Warren Harding's middle name was Gamaliel. Sometimes, SAG makes you add a little something to distinguish yourself from the other Vivica Fox. Or maybe you are trying to get away with writing a book for boys, but you don't want them to know that you are a lady. What do you think about that, J. K. Rowling and S. E. Hinton? One more thing is that for Harry Truman, the S. is just an S. There is no name behind it. Enjoy this list of famous people who go by their initials.

John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Politician, Military Officer, Author

Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Novelist, Film Producer, Author

Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television producer, Film Producer, Author

Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Actor, Singer

William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor

Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Tattoo artist, Television producer, Model

Vivica A. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Journalist, Novelist, Author

Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer

T. J. Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Politician, Soldier

Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Businessperson, Politician, Haberdasher

L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Religious Leader, Novelist, Author

J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Soldier, Novelist, Writer

A. J. Cook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Actor, Dancer

Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter

John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist

Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Politician, Teacher

T. S. Eliot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Poet, Literary critic, Lyricist

T. R. Knight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names

W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Editor, Journalist, Historian

William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer

Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Novelist, Inventor, Author

Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor

J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Businessperson, Banker, Financier

Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Women's rights activist

George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Theatre Director, Soldier, Theatrical producer

J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer

H. G. Wells is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Journalist, Historian, Novelist

B. J. Novak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

F. Scott Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Poet, Novelist, Writer

Philip K. Dick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Novelist, Essayist, Writer

Sheila E. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Police officer, Writer

C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Poet, Novelist, Writer

Michael C. Hall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Robert Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist

D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Commentator, Talk show host, Television producer

C. Thomas Howell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

BD Wong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Actor, Voice acting

O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Film Producer, Actor, American football player

H. P. Lovecraft is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Editor, Poet, Novelist

R. Lee Ermey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Spokesperson, Soldier, Actor

CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete

k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names
Philologist, Poet, Author