Celebrities Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell  

Amy Boal
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List Rules Upvote the people whose names you will just never be able to spell correctly without asking Google for help.

Some big time Hollywood celebrities have one tiny thing wrong with them: it's very hard to spell their names. These celebrities all have hard names to spell, either because they are much more complex than say, "John Smith," or because they are a creative take on a usually easy name, like "Katharine" Hepburn. Tricky!

The famous names on this list are ones you probably remember, because when you first heard them, you went "well, what now?" Do you misspell Shia LaBeouf every single time you search Google to learn about his latest antics? Yes, yes you do. It's okay, so does everyone else.

From Matthew Mcconnaughheyeyghey (Matthew Mcaun? Matthew Machonahy? Matthew Mahogany? Who even knows.) to Oscar 2013 darling Quvenzhané Wallis, there are some celebs with complicated names that you will just never master. It's okay, the world will keep spinning, I promise.

Celebrities with complicated names are also some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Remember Monica from Friends? Of course you do, but you definitely don't remember the extra "e" in Courteney Cox! In any case, it's time for you to upvote the celebrity names you can never remember how to spell. Bonus: if you can think of any other famous people with confusing name spellings, then you can, and should, add them to this list for other mystified fans of big screen stars to ponder.
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122 10
Akon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
1488843936956 added Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

2
303 120
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

3
265 115
Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor

4
203 105
Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

5
163 99
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

6
152 96
Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Model, Actor

7
96 44
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

8
188 171
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson

9
13 0
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Rashmi Gupta added Tennis player

10
50 28
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Pianist, Television producer

11
136 148
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

12
130 140
Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

13
171 197
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

14
140 158
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

15
116 134
Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

16
97 115
Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

17
46 51
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

18
93 144
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor, Voice acting

19
32 41
Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model

20
43 62
M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

21
68 136
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

22
30 62
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tennis player, Model, Athlete

23
47 97
Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

24
60 125
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

25
14 37
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tucker DeSaulnier added Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

26
68 165
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

27
37 106
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Singer

28
59 165
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer

29
37 117
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

30
35 121
Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Performer, Television director, Television producer

31
35 122
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

32
31 113
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

33
25 103
Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

34
21 112
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

35
4 41
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tom Islava added Choreographer, Actor, Singer