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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113 9
Akon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
1488843936956 added Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

2
297 120
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

3
258 115
Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor

4
197 104
Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

5
159 96
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

6
147 95
Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Model, Actor

7
92 42
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

8
184 167
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson

9
48 24
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Pianist, Television producer

10
170 191
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

11
129 136
Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

12
140 152
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

13
133 145
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

14
115 129
Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

15
93 113
Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

16
45 48
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

17
7 0
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Rashmi Gupta added Tennis player

18
93 141
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor, Voice acting

19
43 57
M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

20
31 39
Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model

21
30 58
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tennis player, Model, Athlete

22
68 132
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

23
47 92
Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

24
59 121
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

25
13 34
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
68 159
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

27
36 103
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Singer

28
59 161
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer

29
37 114
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

30
35 119
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

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35 119
Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Performer, Television director, Television producer

32
31 109
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

33
25 101
Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

34
21 110
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

35
4 39
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tom Islava added Choreographer, Actor, Singer