Bill Gates as ‘Guille Puertas’ and other famous names translated

The world of showbiz brings together hundreds of people who excel in music, art, television, social media, and more. Many of them acquired a stage name to better identify with their followers or fans.

Have you ever imagined how ‘Spanishized’ Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Stevie Wonder, Steve Jobs or Tina Turner would sound like? That is to say: if their names were translated literally into our tongue.

Here are some of the names that are sure to make you smile.

Will Smith as Guillermo Herrero

The name of the actor, recognized among other productions by ‘The prince of rap’, changes radically in our language.

‘Will’ is an abbreviation of William that is read in Spanish as Guillermo. For its part, the surname means blacksmith or smith.

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Instagram: @willsmith

‘Guillermo Herrero’ has been nominated for two Oscars and has won four Grammys. His most recent appearance on the big screen was in the film ‘Bad Boys for Life’, although he has also starred in ‘Men in Black’.

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Morgan Freeman as Morgan Freeman

The actor, winner of the Oscar in 2005 for the film ‘Million Dollar Baby’, is 81 years old.

His figure is recognized in the world of cinema and television. In fact, for 11 years he has lent his voice in the narration of ‘Great Mysteries of the Universe’, a ‘Discovery Channel’ program.

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (‘Life sentence’) is another of the most famous films in which Freeman has participated.

The Freeman is divided into two words: free (free) and man (man). Hence it may be ‘Morgan Free Man’.

Bill Gates as Guillermo Puertas

William Henry Gates, known as Bill Gates, is the founder of Microsoft. His technology solutions company designed the Windows operating system, which is found on multiple devices worldwide.

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Bill Gates ranked fourth on the billionaires list.


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The Gates translates to doors. ‘Guillermo Puertas’ is 65 years old and the economic magazine ‘Forbes’ considers him the fourth richest person in the world with a fortune of more than 134 billion dollars.

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Alicia Keys as Alicia Keys

The name of the singer and composer of ‘No one’ and ‘Girl on Fire’ does not have a Spanish translation, but the ‘Keys’ does, which literally means keys.

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Alicia Keys at the 2019 Grammys.

‘Alicia Llaves’, 40, is the recipient of 15 Grammy Awards for her eight studio albums. In this 2021 he launched a new one: ‘Songs in A minor 20 years’.

Sandra Bullock as Sandra Ox

The ‘Gravity’ and ‘Bird Box’ actress has a surname that means ox or bull in Spanish. ‘Sandra Buey’ has an Oscar and a Golden Globe on her resume.


Tom Cruise as Tomás Crucero

Something similar happens with the American actor and producer of ‘Mission Impossible’, because his name is the abbreviation of Thomas, in Spanish Tomás. While his surname translates as the adjective ‘cruise’, but it is also the verb ‘to sail’.

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Tom Cruise at the premiere of the sixth installment of ‘Mission Impossible’, released in 2018.

‘Tomás Crucero’, 59, is preparing the seventh version of ‘Mission Impossible’ for 2022.

Sharon Stone as Sharon Stone

She has appeared on the screen by films like ‘Casino’, ‘Bobby’, and ‘Life on the Line’.

‘Piedra’, that’s the Stone translation of his last name. The American and model ‘Sharon Piedra’ is 63 years old and is considered to have achieved recognition with the action film ‘Total Recall’ (1990).

Sharon stone

Sharon has a 40-year career in Hollywood.


Instagram: @sharonstone

Steve Jobs as Esteban Jobs

The founder of the tech company Manzana He died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. He is considered one of the most important minds in the industry for his innovative ideas that are portrayed in devices such as the iPhone.

Steve means Esteban in our language, and Jobs means jobs.

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs dies on October 5, 2011.

‘Esteban Trabajos’ was also the company’s largest shareholder Walt disney.

Bruno Mars as Bruno Mars

The 36-year-old singer has three studio albums: ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ and ’24K Magic’. From these several hits such as ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ and ‘That’s What I Like’ emerge.

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Bruno Mars with his Grammy Awards.

His artistic surname refers to the planet Mars. ‘Bruno Marte’, whose given name is Peter Gene Hernández, has received 5 Grammy Awards.

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Other ‘Spanishized’ names

Finally, here we present you more particular names of celebrities if their name were in Spanish.

– Justin Timberlake: Justino Lago de Madera.
– Stevie Wonder: Estebitan Maravilla.
– Natalie Portman: Natalia Puerto Hombre.
– Tina Turner: Swivel Bathtub.
– Nicole Kidman: Nicolasa Niño Hombre.
– Clint Eastwood: Clint Wood of the East.

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Bill Gates as ‘Guille Puertas’ and other famous names translated