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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Akon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
inky17726 added Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

2
305 121
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

3
266 116
Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor

4
204 107
Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

5
165 100
Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting

6
154 97
Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Model, Actor

7
97 47
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

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192 171
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson

9
51 29
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Pianist, Television producer

10
138 149
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

11
132 141
Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

12
171 198
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

13
142 158
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor

14
117 135
Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

15
99 117
Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

16
48 51
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

17
14 2
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Rashmi Gupta added Tennis player

18
95 144
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Child Actor, Actor, Voice acting

19
33 42
Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model

20
44 62
M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

21
69 137
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

22
31 63
Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tennis player, Model, Athlete

23
48 98
Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor

24
61 126
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

25
15 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
69 166
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

27
37 109
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Singer

28
39 117
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Model, Actor, Voice acting

29
60 167
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer

30
36 123
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

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36 123
Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Performer, Television director, Television producer

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

33
26 103
Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

34
5 41
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Tom Islava added Choreographer, Actor, Singer

35
22 112
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Actor, Voice acting