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List Rules Only real first names - no pseudonyms or stage names

What's in a name? For some famous folks, naming is everything. Here's a list of celebrities, actors, musicians, sports stars, and politicians who have one-of-a-kind real first names. In fact, these stars' names are so unique that you can't even really steal them for your own kids. Like, what, "This is my daughter, Madonna"? "Did you eat the last cookie, RuPaul"? No, if you give a child any of these iconic names, you are basically just naming him or her after a celebrity. Sorry, but there can be only one Beyoncé. 

What are the most unique celebrity names? This list only includes real given first names - no stage names or pseudonyms. Many listed are mononymous people who are known just by a single name, like Shakira, Kesha, and Prince. Others have well-known surnames, even if they don't need them, like Charlize Theron and Kanye West. Many of the names on this list are popular in other cultures or on other continents, but are not common in North America. Other names may be used by more than one famous person or even fictional character, but everyone knows who the true Elvis is (i.e. not Elvis Costello) and the true Cher (i.e. not Cher from Clueless). 

Anyway, these famous people names are the ones for whom you don't need clarification. You are never like, "Wait, which Tupac?" Vote up the ones that are so unique that you hope to never find out that a person you know has give their baby the same name. 
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 58

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395 210
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

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335 223
Cher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 70

4
327 211
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

5
326 258
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 35

6
260 223
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 40

7
295 277
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 28

8
174 143
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 32

9
203 218
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 75

10
226 185
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 29

11
212 195
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 55

12
210 193
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 52

13
162 142
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 45

14
195 185
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 41

15
195 184
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

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83 69
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 76

17
179 170
Usher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 38

18
175 167
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 71

19
141 114
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 38

20
92 86
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 59

21
198 201
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 62

22
79 73
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 43

23
134 113
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 41

24
59 41
Sting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Sting age 65

25
140 140
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 56

26
55 47
Bono is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Bono age 56

27
146 151
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

28
178 170
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 58

29
121 158
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 42

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112 112
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 48

31
120 136
Björk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 51

32
129 150
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 46

33
129 126
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 54

34
57 63
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 68

35
103 119
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 30

36
50 58
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Lucy Died at 78 (1911-1989)

37
55 55
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Mick age 73

38
76 104
Enya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 55

39
104 106
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 50

40
27 20
Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Walt Died at 65 (1901-1966)

41
82 95
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 50

42
89 106
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 51

43
46 48
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 54

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113 153
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 36

45
78 104
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 37

46
130 144
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 39

47
20 7
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 35

48
84 106
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 43

49
23 21
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 48

50
30 56
Bernadette Peters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Bernadette age 69