When people have funny names that relate to the things they do in life, it is called an aptronym. From Tim Duncan who is always dunkin' on the court to Anthony Wiener who has a fondness for showing off his appendage, there are a lot of notable people out there with literal names that are sure to give you a chuckle. Some of the most famous aptronyms include athletes whose names either reflect the sport they play or their position.
Of all the groups of people in the world, though, there seems to be one that has more aptronyms than anyone else: meteorologists. There are so many meteorologists with aptronym names that there's almost one for every type of whether pattern you could imagine. From Raines to Blizzard to Storm to Freeze (and more!), meteorologists take the aptronym cake.
English isn't the only language that has famous people with literal names. Almost every language and culture in the world has at least a few aptronyms. The retired Serbian NBA player, Vlade Divac was a giant on the court. It's appropriate, then, that in Serbian, div means giant.There's just no getting around aptronyms sometimes so check out this list of some of the most famous and hilarious ones out there - and don't forget to vote up those that make you laugh the most!
- Famous manufacturer of Victorian toilets
- Notoriously liked to show off his wiener
Dr. Richard ChoppA doctor who performs vasectomies
- Former NFL quarterback
- The 2003 World Series of Poker champion
- The only beardless member of ZZ Top
- Pitcher who won twice on opening day
Russell BrainDec. at 71 (1895-1966)Notable neurologist
- Poet and advocate for the worth of words
- Died after losing his balance and falling two stories.
- Legendary rock producer for bands such as Aerosmith, Simple Plan, Bon Jovi, and more
Jules AngstAge: 95Psychiatry professor with several works on anxiety.
- Former NASCAR driver
Larry PlayfairAge: 63NHL player notorious for his fighting
Sara BlizzardAge: 51BBC meterologist
- Former judge and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
- Spokesperson for President Ronald Regan
- New York meterologist
George de Forest BrushDec. at 85 (1855-1941)Artist who deals heavily with camoflauge
- Famous for knowing how to carry a tune on Broadway, as well as dance to one
Dallas RainesAge: 67Meteorologist in Los Angeles
- NBA player who's great at dunking
Marina StepanovaAge: 71Former record breaking hurdler
- Bass singer for NSYNC