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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114 9
Akon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
1488843936956 added Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

2
298 120
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

3
259 115
Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor

4
198 104
Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

5
160 96
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

6
147 96
Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Model, Actor

7
92 43
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

8
185 167
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson

9
48 25
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Pianist, Television producer

10
170 192
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

11
129 137
Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

12
140 153
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

13
134 145
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

14
115 130
Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

15
8 0
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Rashmi Gupta added Tennis player

16
93 114
Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

17
45 49
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

18
93 142
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor, Voice acting

19
43 58
M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

20
31 40
Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model

21
30 59
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tennis player, Model, Athlete

22
68 133
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

23
47 93
Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

24
59 122
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

25
13 35
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
68 160
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

27
36 104
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Singer

28
59 162
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer

29
37 115
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

30
35 120
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

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35 120
Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Performer, Television director, Television producer

32
31 110
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

33
25 102
Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

34
21 111
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

35
4 40
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tom Islava added Choreographer, Actor, Singer