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Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell 

Amy Boal
Updated March 4, 2020 9.2k votes 1.1k voters 32k views 37 items

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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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 51 from Islington
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Quvenzhané Wallis... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 15 from Houma
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Akon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 41 from Forest Gate
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Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 24 from Woodlawn
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Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 54 from Cotonou
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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 36 from Werrington Downs
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Rashmi Gupta added Age 27 from Samara
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 71 from Thal
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 49 from Wilkesboro
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Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 26 from London
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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 49 from Uvalde
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Stellan Skarsgård ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 67 from Gothenburg
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Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 29 from Palisades
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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 35 from Los Angeles
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Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 32 from Los Angeles
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Chloë Sevigny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 44 from Springfield
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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 54 from Newton
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Kylee Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
cdballenger added Age 22 from Los Angeles
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M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 48 from Mahé
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Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 38 from Manhattan
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Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 42 from France
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Kid Camaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
cdballenger added Kid Camaya
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Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 37 from Moscow
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Renée Zellweger ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell
Age 49 from Texas