10+ Celebrities With Interesting Middle Names We Just Found Out About

Actors in Hollywood are like chameleons: they can adapt to their surroundings at will and we very rarely get to see their true colors. Especially when it comes to revealing their real names.

More specifically, their middle names. Prepare to get familiar when you check out these 10+ celebrities with interesting middle names that we just found out about.

Kendall Nicole Jenner.

It isn't the fact that Nicole is necessarily an uncommon or unique name, but rather it's the basis for the inspiration that may raise an eyebrow or two.

Kendall was named after Nicole Brown Simpson; the murdered wife of O.J. Simpson. Kris Jenner and Nicole were very dear friends.

Uma Karuna Thurman.

Here's a little fun piece of trivia for you: Karuna is a Buddhist word that means 'compassion.'

It's meant to represent a desire to see the whole free from suffering. Clearly, Uma's parents were enlightened people.

Ciara Princess Harris.

Believe it or not, Princess is the legal middle name of Ciara. Which to me makes perfect sense. She's been R&B royalty from the very moment she broke onto the scene.

Her middle name couldn't be more fitting.

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey.

Tina Fey's given name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey. Tina's father is of Italian descent, and the name Stamatina means 'this morning,' in Italian.

Doesn't that sound pretty? It's almost poetic when you stop and think about it.

Laura Jeane Reese Witherspoon.

That's right, Reese has been pulling the wool over our eyes for her entire career. When it came time for her to choose a stage name, she opted for Reese Witherspoon as a way of paying homage to both her mother and father.

Martin Hayter Short.

How many times in Martin's life do you think he's been told "Don't be a hater!"? I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.

Hayter was actually his mother's maiden name, and his parents saw fit to include it as a part of his legacy.

Kate Garry Hudson.

I've met a lot of women in my life with androgynous names. Tyler, Taylor, Rory — I even met a Logan, once.

But never have I ever come across any young woman named Garry. I kind of like it, don't you?

Rachel Meghan Markle.

The Duchess of Sussex prefers to go by her middle name, as opposed to her given one. Which is kind of ironic, considering that she's best known for playing Rachel Zane on the immensely popular legal drama, Suits.

Blake Ellender Brown.

Ellender is as uncommon as it is beautiful. When Blake was first beginning her acting career, she chose to take her mother's maiden name instead of her father's.

Clearly, her dad wasn't the biggest fan of the name Brown, because he changed his last name to Lively as well.

Christopher Catesby Harrington.

'Kit' has been a longstanding nickname for Christopher. The middle name, Catesby, is actually his mother's maiden name.

Both Kit and his brother share the same middle name as a way of honoring their mother. Kit nearly took the stage name Kit Catesby but decided against it.

Elton Hercules John.

It probably won't surprise you to learn that Elton Hercules John isn't the legendary piano man's given name. But the inspiration behind the selection might.

Elton wasn't inspired by the Greek hero, but rather a horse called Hercules on the popular British sitcom, Steptoe and Son.

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland.

With that many given names, you'd think that Kiefer was some monarch from a distant land. He has so many middle names, that even he isn't sure of where they all came from.

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.

Adele's parents were toying with the idea of naming her Blue! Instead, they settled on making it the iconic pop star's middle name.

According to reports, this may be the inspiration behind Beyoncé and Jay-Z's decision to name their daughter Blue Ivy

William Bradley Pitt.

You have to admit, William Pitt or Bill Pitt just doesn't have the same ring to it as Brad Pitt does. Clearly, the Hollywood A-lister agrees.

William Pitt sounds like the name of a librarian, not a famous movie star.

Hugh John Mungo Grant.

Hugh Grant is a painfully normal name. I can't even begin to explain the smile it brings to my face, knowing that buried between the monotony lies one of the most hilarious (and fun) sounding names I've ever heard.

"Mungo;" it doesn't get old!