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  1. Hugh Jackman, a.k.a. “Sticks”
  2. Queen Elizabeth, a.k.a. “Gary”
  3. Mila Kunis, a.k.a. “Goldfish”
  4. Jennifer Lawrence, a.k.a. “Nitro”
  5. Keanu Reeves, a.k.a. “The Wall”
  6. Bella Thorne, a.k.a. “Pickle”
  7. Tom Hardy, a.k.a. “Weasel”
  8. Blake Shelton, a.k.a. “Toad”
  9. Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. “Shrimpy”
  10. Lea Michele, a.k.a. “Grandma”
  11. Priyanka Chopra, a.k.a. “Mimi”
  12. Liam Payne, a.k.a. “Cheesy Head”
  13. Cameron Diaz, a.k.a. “Skeletor”
  14. Lewis Hamilton, a.k.a. “Hawkeye”

14 Celebs’ Nicknames That You Can’t Believe Exist

There often exist lesser-known facets that even the most dedicated fans might overlook and one such intriguing aspect is the world of celebrity nicknames. While loyal fans might be well-versed in their favorite stars' achievements and personal lives, they’re surprised by celebs’ nicknames. These nicknames reveal the more intimate and sometimes playful sides of these well-known figures. Many come to celebs before they became famous. 

These behind-the-scenes tags offer a glimpse into a world that goes beyond the spotlight. So, while fans might be well-acquainted with their idols, delving into the universe of celebrity nicknames can offer a fresh and captivating perspective.


#1. Hugh Jackman, a.k.a. “Sticks”

All fans know that Hugh Jackman is enthusiastic about exercise and fitness. Many might not know that he had very skinny legs as a child. That was why he acquired the nickname. 


#2. Queen Elizabeth, a.k.a. “Gary”

It was a funny story that a young Prince William yelled “Gary” after falling inside Kensington. A person approached him and asked who Gary was. Then, Queen Elizabeth arrived and said it was her nickname. William found it difficult when pronouncing “granny” so he decided to call her Gary. 


#3. Mila Kunis, a.k.a. “Goldfish”

Some of Mila’s friends shared that the actress often forgets stuff and it earned her a nickname - “Goldfish”, which is thought to have short memories. 


#4. Jennifer Lawrence, a.k.a. “Nitro”

As a kid, Jennifer Lawrence was so hyperactive, so her brothers gave her a nickname – Nitro. The name is used until now for the purpose of annoying her. 


#5. Keanu Reeves, a.k.a. “The Wall”

Keanu Reeves was an excellent hockey goalie and that was why he was called “The Wall”. After all, he chose to be an actor, following his second passion. 


#6. Bella Thorne, a.k.a. “Pickle”

Drew Barrymore has had a close friendship with Bella and is totally in charge of her nickname. No one knows its original story but some guess that her nickname comes from her love for pickle juice. 


#7. Tom Hardy, a.k.a. “Weasel”

Tom Hardy is a well-known English actor so it’s hard to imagine that he almost got expelled from his secondary school. At that time, he was wild and preferred hanging out in the streets with his friends. The nickname reminds the phase in his life. 


#8. Blake Shelton, a.k.a. “Toad”

Catching bugs and frogs is one of his hobbies. For that, his mom called him “Toad”. She revealed that Blake Shelton is an animal lover, he even cried when she killed a fly one time. 


#9. Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. “Shrimpy”

Our Harry Potter used to be a pale and skinny kid, so those around him gave him a nickname to poke fun at him. 


#10. Lea Michele, a.k.a. “Grandma”

Lea Michele has a weird nickname, given by her friends. While people of her age love going to clubs or listening to loud music, the actress prefers sitting at home and watching TV shows. 


#11. Priyanka Chopra, a.k.a. “Mimi”

As a kid, Priyanka Chopra was chatty, repeating everything so her family called her “Mitthoo”. But, her mom gave her another, Mimi, because she looked like the French actress, Mimi Rodgers. Priyanka Chopra prefers Mini just because it’s more positive. 


#12. Liam Payne, a.k.a. “Cheesy Head”

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Liam Payne has a passion for cheesy chips and it earned him a funny nickname, Cheesy Head. His sister came up with it. 


#13. Cameron Diaz, a.k.a. “Skeletor”

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Cameron Diaz had a tough childhood when bringing up in a predominately Latino neighborhood. She was a fair-skinned kid with a Spanish name. Other kids made fun of her and called her “Skeletor” for her skinny figure. 


#14. Lewis Hamilton, a.k.a. “Hawkeye”

Source: East News

F1 driver’s friends say Lewis Hamilton is a perfectionist that notices the smallest details. He will see a small gap to put ahead of his opponents or a thread that shouldn’t be appeared in a photoshoot. 


Do you have a nickname as a child? Tell us in the comments. 

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