Celebrity Last Names Make Good Firsts: Tatum, Bowie and Bettany

With parents looking to starlit surnames of the past like Harlow for name inspiration, why not consider those of current celebs? There’s a wide choice, from established first names like Damon (Matt) and Piper (Billie) and Vaughn (Vince) to undiscovered nature names such as Branch (Michelle), Crow (Sheryl) and Pike (Rosamund). Here are our nominees for best celeb surname possibilities.


Popular actress, activist and mother of daughters Honor and Haven, Jessica Alba’s surname, which means ‘white,’ is also the Scottish name for Scotland. Alba can now be added to the long list of girls’ names that both begin and end in ‘a’.

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