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July 19, 2018 7:50 am

Funny & Bizarre Celebrity Middle Names

Blake Lively

You may think you know your favorite actors and actresses in and out, but do you know what’s in-between their famous first and last names? Check out these ten funny and surprising middle names.


Hugh John Mungo Grant

British actor Hugh Grant thankfully has two middle names. Without John, his name would sound like a humongous joke.

Hugh John Mungo Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Kate Garry Hudson

The actress who plays the female lead in romantic comedies doesn’t share the same femininity in her roles as she does with her middle name.

Kate Garry Hudson in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)


Zach Knight Galifianakis

Perhaps not the knight in shining armor you imagined, but at least it’s easier to pronounce than his last name.

Zach Knight Galifianakis in The Hangover (2009)

Richard Tiffany Gere

In Pretty Woman, it wasn’t a Tiffany box that Richard Gere closed on Julia Robert’s fingers- but that does happen to be his middle name.

Richard Tiffany Gere in Chicago (2002)


Mel ColmCille Gibson

Known for violent movies as well as The Passion of Christ, Mel Gibson’s middle name is from his mother’s parish in Ireland.

Mel ColmCille Gibson in Braveheart (1995)


Blake Ellender Lively

Adorned for her sexiness and youthfulness, Blake Lively’s middle name doesn’t exactly fit in with the rest of the actress’ portfolio.

Blake Ellender Lively in Gossip Girl (2007)


Nicolas Kim Cage

Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, Nicolas later changed surname to Cage and “nicked” the girly middle name while he was at it.

Nicolas Kim Cage in Vampire’s Kiss (1989)


Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

Requiring a middle name as elaborate as his first and last, the odd name is actually the German form of William.

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio in The Wolf on Wall Street (2013)


Beyonce Giselle Knowles

Giselle? Well, I guess we should “bow down” considering it’s not like anyone questions her first name.

Beyonce Giselle Knowles in Obsessed (2009)


Matt Paige Damon

Although the name Paige is honoring his mother’s maiden name, it’s fun to see a macho man with a popular girl’s first name.

Matt Paige Damon in Good Will Hunting (1997)


Richard Morris Dawson

The late Family Feud host, infamous for his love for female contestants (one who he later married) has a simple, astute name so that his wisecracking sense of humor can truly shine through. Who would have known a kissing fanatic was behind this name?

Richard Dawson kissed about 20,000 women during his time as the host of Family Feud











What name did you find most surprising? Were you given a bizarre middle name?

Jacqueline Till

Dinner and a movie... and a blog post. Writing about the movies people can't stop talking about along with the movies people should be talking about.