The primary purpose of a name and a nickname is the same. We call or recognize people by their names. Well apparently, no one knows who invented the idea of using nicknames, but its history dates back to the 13th century. Hey, what's your nickname, by the way? Who gave it to you? We are sure someone in your family might have given that to you. Most of us get our monikers from our parents, family or friends. When it comes to celebrities, they either give themselves cool nicknames or receive them from the media or their fans. As you may know already, many Hollywood stars don't prefer using their real names. Check the cool nicknames of 12 celebrities and find out how they got them!
#12 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen's nickname is "The Boss", and he actually deserves to be called so. People has been calling him "The Boss" since the beginning of his career. A few years ago, the Oscar-winning musician explained the meaning behind his nickname to VH1. He said, "It started with people who worked for me. It was not meant like 'the boss with a capital B,' it was more like 'the boss where's my dough this week?'" He laughed. "It was sort of like that and it was sort of out of a friendly, I guess it was from the band, it was just a term among friends. It's funny because I never really liked it. I still, I never really liked it."