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Actors with Awesome Names!


Many actors change their names, but some are born with wonderful names! In my latest name YouTube video, I talked these actors who were born with awesome names:


You can hear more about those names here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lg8_QZcLzY

Naturally, I couldn’t limit myself to just 20 stars with great names! So, here are a few more Hollywood name gems:

Avril Lavinge
Born Avril Ramona Lavinge. Both Avril and Ramona are two cool names that are sorely underused in the U.S. Neither are in the top 1,000. Avril’s siblings are Michelle and Matthew.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
Channing and Tatum, two interesting names. Channing’s middle name is Matthew.

Heath Ledger
The late Heath Ledger definitely had a cool, strong name. I could see his surname, Ledger gain popularity in the coming years.

Judd Nelson
Judd was born Judd Asher Nelson in 1959. Doesn’t Judd Asher sound like a modern combination? I could easily see this name used on a baby born today.

Liv Tyler
I love the name Liv. Feminine, simple, and strong. Liv has three half-siblings; Mia, Chelsea, and Taj.

Muse Watson
Perfect name for an actor! The name Muse Watson is definitely a show stopper.

Neve Campbell
Neve’s first name is her mother, Marnie (Neve) Campbell’s maiden name.

Pharrell Williams
His name is even more memorable than his hat ;). Pharrell’s father has an iconic name as well, Pharaoh William.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson
Full name Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson. I definitely thought Rebel was just a stage name!

Ricki Lake
With a name like Ricki you have to wonder what she named her own kids. Ricki’s sons are Milo Sebastian & Owen Tyler.

Saffron Burrows
How could I not include this cool spice name on this list? I think the flow is really cool with her surname as well.

Sela Ward
Sela is just different enough where you wouldn’t hear it often, yet maintains a sweet softness making it unusual but usable.

Soleil Moon Frye
Clearly her parents were namers! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Soleil and husband Jason Goldberg have tree children; Poet Sienna Rose (g), Jagger Joseph Blue (g), and Lyric Sonny Roads (b).

Titus Welliver
Titus is a name I’ve seen buzzing around blogs and forums lately. Quite a bold &  striking combination.

Sisters Vera & Taissa Farmiga

Sisters Vera & Taissa Farmiga

Vera & Taissa Farmiga
These famous sisters both have cool names. Born of Ukranian parents, their siblings are named Victor, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa.

Viola Davis
Ready for a family of great names? Viola is married to Julian Tennon and together they have a daughter named Genesis. Pretty cool, huh?

That’s all folks!