Top Ten Celebrity Names that are Hardest to Pronounce

Have you ever avoided getting into a conversation about certain celebrities because you couldn't pronounce their name and fear you'll be laughed at if you knot your tongue when when trying to say it but failing miserably? I can't be alone in this.

Here are ten famous names I have the most trouble with. If you know of anymore, feel free to add.

The Top Ten

1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

It's actually pretty easy to pronounce... I don't have a problem with it.

There is no bathroom!

Not as bad as some other names. His name is actually quite easy to pronounce. - astroshark

Haha "Angledangle Bumperhumper" seriously made me laugh out loud! A very VERY funny parody name of Englebert Humperdinck (who I've never heard of by the way) ;)
Haha Angledangle Bumperhumper... Priceless :D - Britgirl

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2 Famke Janssen Famke Janssen

What I don't even know either name first or last

I speak Dutch myself, so this name is very easy for me to pronounce.
But I can understand it if you have trouble pronouncing it. - Kiyomi

3 Amanda Seyfried Amanda Seyfried Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress, model, and singer. She has appeared in movies such as Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, and Les Misérables. Her work on TV includes CSI Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, and As The World Turns.

" Say Fried"? " Sey Freed"? What IS it?! - Britgirl

Sea fried? Say fraid? I DON'T KNOW! - astroshark

Actually, it's pronounced "Mathilde Guggenheim." She's just a really spad beller.

4 Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. V 2 Comments
5 Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. more.
6 Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
7 Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's more. V 1 Comment
8 Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, more. V 1 Comment
9 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group more.

"That girl from the Pussycat Dolls her name is Nicole isn't it? "

- average Joe

"Damn, that girl, Nicole...Nicole something, I don't know her last name but she fine, I'd love to do nasty things to her! What's her name though? "

- average horny dude

It's not even that hard lol! - Sportsdude

Neither do I have trouble with this one... oh well.

Everybody else seems to have trouble with it, I never did though. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

My brother calls her, Nicole " S.., slinger" or "Shirtswinger" - Britgirl

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10 Milo Yiannopoulos



The Newcomers

? Ioan Gruffudd

Ralph Fiennes? Easy. THIS is hard to pronounce. - 445956

The Contenders

11 Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress best known for starring as Alice Kingsleigh in Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

It is so hard to say I think I would end up saying Mia walskioswka

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12 Ray Liotta Ray Liotta

Laugh if you must but it won't change the fact that I just can't say his surname. Why is it so hard? - Britgirl

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13 Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o

I could not pronounce this girls name ever since Star Wars came out. - TristGamer

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14 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova
15 M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings.
16 Jon Lajoie Jon Lajoie Jonathan "Jon" Lajoie is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician, and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec.
17 Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor, known for his work in films like "Donnie Darko", "Brokeback Mountain", "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler". He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner. Jake and his sister Maggie have been more.


It's pronounced "YEE-LIN-HAAAL" - ListElla

18 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
19 Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles. V 1 Comment
20 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.


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