Red-Carpet Ready: The Most Popular Oscar Nominee Names

shutterstock_250501696Airing live from the Whitepages Names Database. The 88th Academy Awards are back and these stars have made more than just a splash on the big screen! Eager for the red carpet to arrive? Have no fear, just grab some popcorn and a cold beer. Whitepages has some interesting data for you…

These Americans may not be getting dolled up or chauffeured in limousine’s, but they do have one thing in common with these stars. Let’s take a look at how many people share a name with the 2016 Oscar nominees. Award-winning data? I’d say so!

Full Names:


Bryan Cranston: 11 people in the US have this name, the most are located in NJ and CA (3)

The Martian

Matt Damon: Did you know Damon made his breakthrough with the movie Good Will Hunting, receiving 9 academy award nominations?! Wow! It’s hard to believe there are only 4 people in the WP names database with this name

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio: Things may not be looking so hot for Leonardo in 2016. There are 0 people within the Whitepages names database with this name.

Tom Hardy: On the other hand, there are 121 people with this name in the US, the most in CA (12)

Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender: 22 people in the names database, the most in MI (9)

Kate Winslet: Surprisingly, there are 0 people with this name in the US

The Danish Girl

Eddie Redmayne: There are 0 people with this name in the names database, but let’s hope Eddie makes a bigger splash the night of the Oscars!


Saoirse Ronan: With her 2007 nomination, she is one of the youngest actresses to receive an Oscar nomination…Pretty unique – just like her name. There are 0 people in the WP database with this name.

Alicia Vikander: There are 0 people with this name in the WP database

The Big Short

Christian Bale: There are 4 people with this name in the WP Names Database, the most in CA (2), where Bale currently resides.


Mark Ruffalo: 14 people in the US with this name, most in CA (14)

Rachel McAdams: These Americans are in the spotlight with 38 people with this name in the WP database, the most in TX (9)

Bridge of Spies

Mark Rylance: There are 7 people in the WP names database, with 2 in both CA and MN!


Sylvester Stallone: The one, the only Sylvester Stallone is located in CA!


Cate Blanchett: A seven time Oscar nominee surprisingly there are 0 Americans with this name in the Whitepages database

Rooney Mara: 0 within our WP name database.


Brie Larson: 1 person with this name in the WP database in Kansas


Jennifer Lawrence: Many know her as Katniss Everdeen but we decided to stick with her real name. There are 1,173 Americans in the names database, with 96 in CA.

45 Years

Charlotte Rampling: 0 people in the names database

The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Jason Leigh: There are 0 people with this name. However, when eliminating her middle name “Jason”(which by the way, she changed herself), we found that there are 151 people in the names database with the name “Jennifer Leigh”.

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