"Those Are Not Even Remotely Close To The Real Pronunciation:" 25 Celebs Whose Names You've Definitely Said Wrong

1.Chappell Roan

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You can hear her pronounce her stage name at the beginning of her "Naked In Manhattan" music video:

2.Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce in a football uniform with a 'C' captain patch, looking up

You can hear the correct pronunciation — and the backstory — here:


Hozier is pronounced like cozier, but with an H instead of a C, making it

Hozier is pronounced like cozier, but with an H instead of a C, making it "Ho-zee-ur."

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Here's Hozier pronouncing his name:

4.Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy poses on the red carpet in a strapless, shimmering gown, with a sleek updo and striking necklace, surrounded by photographers

You can hear her pronounce it correctly in this TikTok:

5.Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal at the Oscars 95 event, wearing a formal blazer over a casual shirt, standing in front of a backdrop with Oscars logos

You can hear him say the proper pronunciation here:

6.Keleigh Teller

Taylor Swift in a shimmering dress and Camila Morrone in a sparkly outfit pose together at a formal event

You can watch the video of Taylor pronouncing it here:

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Adele, in a sparkling sequined dress, sits on a piano bench holding a microphone and smiling, with a pianist performing beside her on a grand piano

Adele is not, in fact, said "Uh-del." It's actually "Huh-dale," she revealed during her "Happy Hour with Adele."

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Here's how she says it:

8.Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan smiling in a satin outfit, standing in front of a lush floral backdrop with various flowers

Lindsay's last name is commonly pronounced "Low-han," but it's actually "Low-en." The actor made a video on TikTok announcing that she'd joined the app in 2022 and pronounced it the correct way, which undeniably threw quite a few commenters.

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You can watch the TikTok here:

9.Tove Lo

Bebe Rexha performs on stage wearing a form-fitting black mesh bodysuit, holding a microphone

Here's how she says it:

10.Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande smiles, wearing a strapless dress, drop earrings, and a necklace with a pendant on the red carpet

You can hear her talk about it — and say the proper pronunciation — here:

11.Taylor Lautner

A person with short dark hair and a trimmed beard is wearing a textured short-sleeved shirt and smiling slightly, sitting in an indoor setting

Taylor's last name, which is often pronounced "Lot-ner," is actually "Lout-ner." On the Unplanned Podcast, Taylor shared the correct pronunciation and revealed that, for decades, he'd simply never corrected anyone.

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You can hear him say his last name here:


Rihanna, wearing a long coat and a blouse with a long, sleek hairstyle and bangs, poses in front of a textured background

Rihanna is not, in fact, pronounced "Re-ahh-nuh." It's actually "Re-anne-uh," per the Fenty Beauty founder herself.

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You can hear her say it for yourself below:

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13.Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal at SXSW festival, wearing a casual outfit with a red blazer and a white shirt, posing in front of a background with SXSW logos

Gyllenhaal — a Swedish last name — is correctly pronounced "Yee-len-hyaal," NOT "Gill-en-hall."

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You can watch Jake and Conan O'Brien joke about it here:

14.Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron on a red carpet wearing a silver dress with a plunging neckline, diamond choker necklace, and long earrings, standing in front of pink flowers

You can hear Charlize pronounce it here:

15.Avan Jogia

Avan Jogia in an ornate, embroidered outfit at an event

You can hear the proper pronunciation again...and again...and again here:

16.Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi stands in front of a brick wall, wearing a black shirt and glasses

You can hear him talk about the pronunciation here:


Zendaya at a tennis event wearing a white shirt and cream pants, posing in front of a crowded stadium with a tennis match in progress

Listen to Zendaya set the record straight in this Snapchat video:

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18.Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone poses in a patterned jacket against a purple background

You can watch her TikTok here:

19.Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay smiles on the red carpet, wearing a stylish grey blazer, in front of a blue backdrop with "Law & Order" logos

Often incorrectly pronounced the way it's spelled (aka "Mar-isk-aa"), the SVU star's name is properly pronounced "Mar-ish-ka." Her full name is said "Mar-ish-ka Har-gih-tay."

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You can hear her pronounce it here:


20.Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh on the red carpet, wearing a sparkling, plunging gown with diamond details and a layered necklace, standing in front of Oscar statuettes and flowers

You can hear her introduce herself below:

21.Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan poses on the red carpet wearing a stylish dark suit with a bow tie and glasses, while attendees and photographers are visible in the background

The proper pronunciation of the Everything Everywhere All At Once actor's name is "Key Hoo-ee Kwon." He revealed that he prefers to go by Ke, which is pronounced "Key," just like the thing you'd use to open a door.

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You can hear Ke discuss the pronunciation of his name here:

22.Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes smiling and clasping his hands while sitting during an interview. He is wearing a pinstripe blazer and a collared shirt underneath

The English actor and producer's name may appear like it's said "Ralf Fee-en-es," but it's actually said, "Rayf Fines."

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You can hear Jimmy Fallon pronounce his name here:


Raven-Symoné at a red carpet event, wearing a sheer black top over a black inner shirt

You can see the TikTok and hear the proper pronunciation here:

24.Demi Moore

Demi Moore wearing a black dress with a black netted fascinator, smiling at an event

Demi is not, in fact, pronounced "De-mee," like (Demi Lovato), but is actually pronounced "Deh-mi."

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You can hear Jimmy Fallon correctly pronounce her first name here:

25.And finally, Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan poses on the red carpet, wearing an elegant strapless top with a ruffled design

People say Saoirse's name wrong so often, she did a whole song on SNL explaining how to say it right. Her name, which is Irish in origin and means freedom, is pronounced "Sur-sha."

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You can watch her SNL monologue about it here: