30 Celebrity Names You’re Mispronouncing

Because no one knows how to properly say Cara Delevingne.

30 Celebrity Names You’re Mispronouncing

Because no one knows how to properly say Cara Delevingne.

Gone are the days when Hollywood celebrities had stage names that made them easy to remember in the American home. Nowadays, there’s more diversity in Hollywood than ever (and thank God for that), more international imports than ever (thank you Canada for all of your treasures), and more celebrities refusing to swap their heritage just to make things easier on casting managers (hooray national pride!).

But it also means that it’s easier than ever to see a familiar face in a new Burberry ad and have absolutely no idea how to pronounce his/her name. For those instances, we’ve compiled this handy guide. And if you need similar help pronouncing famous designer names, here are the 50 Designer Brand Names You’re Probably Mispronouncing.

1
Lupita Nyong’o

The right way to pronounce it: Loo-pee-ta Nuh-yon-go (crisply, with the tip of the tongue)

2
Cara Delevingne

The right way to pronounce it: Ka-ra De-le-veen

3
Zosia Mamet

The right way to pronounce it: Zah-shah Meh-mitt

4
Eva Mendes

The right way to pronounce it: Eh-va Men-dez

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5
Amanda Seyfried

The right way to pronounce it: Uh-man-duh sigh-fred

6
Rachel Weisz

The right way to pronounce it: Ray-chill Vice

7
Steve Buscemi

The right way to pronounce it: Steve Boo-semi

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8
Kaley Cuoco

The right way to pronounce it: Kay-lee Kwo-ko

9
Joe Manganiello

The right way to pronounce it: Joe Man-guh-nello

10
Charlize Theron

The right way to pronounce it: Shar-leez Ther-own

11
Kumail Nanjiani

The right way to pronounce it: Koo-mail Nan-jee-a-nee

12
Saoirse Ronan

The right way to pronounce it: Seer-sha Row-nin

13
Gal Gadot

The right way to pronounce it: Gal Guh-dott

14
Martin Scorsese

The right way to pronounce it: Mar-tin Scor-sess-see

15
Ralph Fiennes

The right way to pronounce it: Rafe Finz

16
Hayden Panettiere

The right way to pronounce it: Hay-den Pan-eh-tee-air

17
Barbra Streisand

The right way to pronounce it: Bar-bruh Strigh-sand

18
Shia LaBeouf

The right way to pronounce it: Shy-a La-Buf

19
Jake Gyllenhaal

The right way to pronounce it: Jake Gil-en-hall

20
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The right way to pronounce it: Nee-ko-Lie K0-ster Wall-dow

21
Zooey Deschanel

The right way to pronounce it: Zoe Day-sha-nel

22
Chloe Sevigny

The right way to pronounce it: Klo-ee Seh-ven-yee

23
Idris Elba

The right way to pronounce it: Ee-dris El-ba

24
Mads Mikkelsen

The right way to pronounce it: Mass Mi-kel-sen

25
J.K. Rowling

The right way to pronounce it: J-K Rolling

26
The Weeknd

The right way to pronounce it: The Week-end

27
Halle Berry

The right way to pronounce it: Hall-ee Berry

28
Quvenzhané Wallis

The right way to pronounce it: Kwuh-ven-zha-nay Wall-is

29
Mia Wasikowska

The right way to pronounce it: Mee-a Va-si-kov-ska

30
Chiwetel Ejiofor

The right way to pronounce it: Chew-i-tel Ej-i-oh-for

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