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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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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 57

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 69

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 27

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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 38

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 35

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 73

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 51

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 69

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 31

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 75

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 40

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ellen age 57

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 37

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sting age 64

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 43

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 54

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Idris age 43

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kylie age 47

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 61

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 56

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 41

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 40

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 37

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Bono age 55

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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Lucy Died at 78 (1911-1989)

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 27

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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 55

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Mick age 72

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 52

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Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 45

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 50

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ozzy age 67

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Walt Died at 65 (1901-1966)

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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 28

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Enya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 54

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Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 49

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Quentin age 52

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 50

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 35

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 43

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Bernadette Peters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Bernadette age 67

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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 49

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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Idina age 44

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Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 35

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Hugh age 47

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Joni age 72