Famous People with Literal (and Hilarious) Names

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Famous People with Literal (and Hilarious) Names
Voting Rules
Upvote the people whose names are the most hilariously appropriate for their careers.

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!
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  • Thomas Crapper
    163 votes
    Dec. at 73 (1836-1910)
    Famous manufacturer of Victorian toilets
  • Anthony D. Weiner
    155 votes
    Notoriously liked to show off his wiener
  • Willie Thrower
    135 votes
    Dec. at 71 (1930-2002)
    Former NFL quarterback
  • Dr. Richard Chopp
    119 votes

    Dr. Richard Chopp

    A doctor who performs vasectomies
  • Chris Moneymaker
    107 votes
    The 2003 World Series of Poker champion
  • Frank Beard
    123 votes
    The only beardless member of ZZ Top