10 people with the longest names of all time

Some people think that simply hyphenating your last name or having two middle names is more than enough. However, others have such long names that they are almost impossible to remember, let alone pronounce!

So how impressive can the world’s longest names be? Today we will be looking at 10 people with the longest names of all time and classifying them according to how many characters are in each name. We will also learn some fun facts about their background or why they have such long names!


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10. Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech

  • Number of characters: 34
  • Cut Name: Salvador Dalí
  • Salvador_Dali

    Source: wikimedia.org

    While Salvador Dalí is known primarily for his fantastic and incredible surrealist paintings, he also had a remarkably long name! He was born in Figueres, Catalonia in Spain, and gave himself up to all forms of art, including sculpture and cinema. He was also known for his eccentric and attentive behaviour and his passion for all sorts of strange things, which gave him mixed feedback in the artistic community!

    I knew that

    Salvador Dalí’s best-known work is The Persistence of Memory, which features his iconic melted watches.


    9. Nicholas Barbon

  • Number of characters: 74
  • Cut Name: Nicholas Barbon
  • Location: England
  • Nicholas_Barbon

    Source: wikimedia.org

    Praise-God Barebone was a convinced Puritan and decided to express his beliefs by giving his eldest son, Nicholas, an austere and horticultural name to match. Nicholas studied medicine and certified himself as a doctor before switching his professional interest to construction after the Great Fire of London in 1666. His opportunistic decision proved fruitful and earned him a solid reputation as a young builder.

    I knew that

    Nicholas Barbon wrote about economic theory during the last years of his life.

  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 76
  • Cut Name: Mr. Tarquin Biscuit-Barrel
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1959
  • >strong>Location: UK
  • Tarquin_Biscuit_Barrel

    Source: terrygilliamsbangs.tumblr.com

    This student was originally named John Desmond Lewis, but decided to change his name to a permanent reference to one of his favorite Monty Python characters. The sketch featuring this character, Election Night Special, was a satirical piece mocking the general elections in the UK. True to the original sketch of 1970, Tarquin changed his name in order to make a parallel statement against the 1979 general elections.

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    The Electoral Night Special sketch was later re-enacted on the album Monty Python Live at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 103
  • Cut Name: Pablo Picasso
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1881
  • >strong>Location: Spain and France
  • Pablo_Picasso

    Source: wikimedia.org

    This famous artist is known mainly for his hand in starting the Cubist movement, among his countless other points of influence in the world of art. Picasso’s work covers everything from drawing and engraving to ceramics and sculpture, and he is said to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century! Some of Picasso’s most dramatic and colourful styles were inspired by the work of Henri Matisse.

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    Picasso’s long full name includes references to several family members and saints.

    5. Anna Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louise Maud Nora Ophelia Prudence Quince Rebecca Sarah Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophon Yetty Zeno Pepper

  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 154
  • Cut Name: Nan Pepper Wait or “Alphabet” Pepper
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1883
  • >strong>Location: UK
  • Nan_Pepper_Wait_Alphabet

    Source: amazinging-everything.fandom.com

    This daughter of a Liverpool Laundromat had such a long name that it is said that her baptism lasted half a day or more! She was usually called Anna or “Alphabet” because her full name was composed of one word for each letter of the alphabet. In 1910, Alphabet married Arthur Von Der Donk Wait in the United States, adding one more word to the end of her name.

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    In 1943, when she first received her Social Security number from the United States, Anna was passing Nan Pepper Wait.
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  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 197
  • Cut Name: Barnaby Usansky
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1975
  • >strong>Location: Scotland, UK
  • Barnaby_Usansky

    Source: thesun.co.uk

    This British artist must have been inspired by Alphabet Pepper when he changed his name to a new one with one word for each letter of the alphabet! Barnaby was 36 when he changed his name, but he says most of his friends don’t take him seriously and still call him Nick, his previous name. He says he decided to change his name because he was always “crazy about words”.

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    Barnaby’s name is the longest in Scotland by scripture research, and his father called him a “bloody idiot” for changing his name to something so extensive!
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  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 277
  • Cut Name: Louis Antoine Jullien
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1812
  • >strong>Location: France
  • Louis-Antoine_Jullien

    Source: wikimedia.org

    This Frenchman was the son of a violinist named Antonio Jullien who was invited to play with the Sisteron Philharmonic Society. When Antonio Jullien asked one of the orchestra members to be the godfather of his new son, as usual, all 36 members wanted to be included too! As a result, the boy was named after all the members of the orchestra who wanted to be considered his sponsor.

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    Louis grew up and became heavily involved in the musical arts as well, forming and conducting his own orchestras.
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  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 310
  • Cut Name: James Bond
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1983
  • >strong>Location: UK
  • James_Bond

    Source: wikimedia.org

    It would be hard to find a James Bond fan bigger than David Fearn of Walsall, Stafford! When asked why he did it, this Bond fanatic simply said, “I wanted to be James Bond and now I am – it’s the ultimate fantasy. As you’d expect, Fearn also owned every James Bond book and movie before he changed his name!

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    With 69 words, this is the longest name ever registered in a search by Deed Poll in the UK.

    9. Red Wacky League Antlez has broken Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going Captain Let’s Pretend Lost State of Dance Paper Taxis Lunar Road Up! Down! Strange! All and I Neon Sheep Eve Hornby Faye Bradley AJ Wilde Michael Rice Dion Watts Matthew Appleyard John Ashurst Lauren Swales Zoe Angus Jaspreet Singh Emma Matthews Nicola Brown Leanne Pickering Victoria Davies Rachel Burnside Gil Parker Freya Watson Alisha Watts James Pearson Jacob Sotheran- Darley Beth Lowery Jasmine Hewitt Chloe Gibson Molly Farquhar Lewis Murphy Abbie Coulson Nick Davies Harvey Parker Kyran Williamson Michael Anderson Bethany Murray Sophie Hamilton Amy Wilkins Emma Simpson Liam Wales Jacob Bartram Alex Hooks Rebecca Miller Caitlin Miller Sean McCloskey Dominic Parker Abbey Sharpe Elena Larkin Rebecca Simpson Nick Dixon Abbie Farrelly Liam Grieves Casey Smith Liam Downing Ben Wignall Elizabeth Hann Danielle Walker Lauren Glen James Johnson Ben Ervine Kate Burton James Hudson Daniel Mayes Matthew Kitching Josh Bennett Evolution Dreams

  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 899
  • Cut Name: Red Dreams
  • <is strong> Year of birth:
  • >strong>Location: Hartlepool, UK
  • Red_Dreams

    Source: themarysue.com

    Dawn McManus currently has the longest name of any living person. She suffered a tragic loss with the death of her son, but did her best to channel her energy into something good. She founded the Red Dreams charity with the intention of raising funds and support for young people who dream of pursuing creative careers such as dance, singing and film. She changed her name to correspond to her charity in 2012 and hopes that this will draw attention to her cause and encourage participation.

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    Red said he knew his name change would be a big adjustment for others and suspected that her husband would slide.

    >forte>10. Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Sr.

  • > strong>>i>/i> Number of characters: 963
  • Cut Name: Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff
  • <is strong> Year of birth: 1914
  • >strong>Location: Bergedorf, German Empire
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    Source: wikimedia.org

    Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff had the longest name ever registered. Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff not only gave his name one word for each letter of the alphabet, but also added an impossibly long last name at the end! There are several variations of this typographer’s name floating around, with some discrepancy for which one is correct. However, this version is the most respectably published – and the longest! He generally preferred to be known simply as Mr. Wolfe + 585, Senior.

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    Hubert grew up in what is now Hamburg and emigrated to Philadelphia in the United States, later having his name verified by Guinness.

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