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Famous People From Aruba

Updated October 9, 2018 13.8k views77 items

List of famous people from Aruba, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Aruba, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Aruba you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Aruba, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Roman Aparicio and Boy Ecury.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Aruba?" or "Which celebrities were born in Aruba?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Bobby Farrell

    Bobby Farrell

    Dec. at 61 (1949-2010)

    BirthplaceAruba

    Roberto Alfonso Farrell (6 October 1949 – 30 December 2010), known professionally as Bobby...  more
  • Jossy Mansur

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceAruba

    Jossy Mehsen Mansur (June 7, 1934, Aruba, – October 15, 2016, Aruba ) was the editor of the...  more
  • David Abdul

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    David Abdul (born 17 August 1989) is an Aruban football player. Currently, he plays for SV...  more
  • Killiam Bolivar

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceAruba

    Killiam Bolivar is a football player....
  • Fredis Refunjol

    Fredis Refunjol

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Fredis Jose Refunjol (born 19 December 1950) is an Aruban politician and who served as the 3rd...  more
  • Maureen Bunyan

    Maureen Bunyan

    Maureen Bunyan is an Aruban-American Washington, D.C.-based television journalist. She was the...  more
  • Radhames Dykhoff

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceAruba

    Radhames Alviro Dijkhoff (born September 27, 1974 in Paradera, Aruba) is a former Major League...  more
  • Frits Goedgedrag

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceAruba

    Frits M. de los Santos Goedgedrag (born 1 November 1951 in Aruba) served as the first Governor...  more
  • Roshendra Vrolijk

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Roshendra Vrolijk is a retired Olympic swimmer from Aruba. She is one of Aruba's first...  more
  • Merle Collins

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceAruba

    Merle Collins is a Grenadian poet and short story writer....  more
  • Lionel Tromp

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Lionel Tromp (born 19 April 1984) is a football player and member of the Aruba national...  more
  • Francois Croes

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Francois Croes (born 11 October 1990) is a football (soccer) player and member of the Aruba...  more
  • Sylvester Schwengle

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Sylvester Schwengle (born 20 July 1988) is a football (soccer) player and member of the Aruba...  more
  • Eric Abdul

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Eric Abdul is an Aruban footballer who palys for DHC Delft....
  • Jemal Le Grand

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Jemal Emmanuel Le Grand is an Aruban swimmer who competes in the Men's 100m Freestyle. He was...  more
  • Maurice Bishop

    Maurice Bishop

    Dec. at 39 (1944-1983)

    BirthplaceAruba

    Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the...  more
  • Nelson Oduber

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Nelson Orlando Oduber (born February 7, 1947) is an Aruban politician, who served as the 2nd...  more
  • Lasana M. Sekou

    Lasana M. Sekou

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceAruba

    Lasana M. Sekou is a poet, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and publisher from the...  more
  • Xander Bogaerts

    Xander Bogaerts

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Aruba

    Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch...  more
  • Daniella van den Berg

    Age: 24

    BirthplaceAruba

    Daniella van den Berg is an Aruban swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the...  more
  • Jayme Mata

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Jayme Lee Mata is an Aruban judoka. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's 66...  more
  • Jeffrey Werleman

    Jeffrey Werleman

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Jeffrey Werleman is a football (soccer) goalkeeper and member of the Aruba national football...  more
  • Carl Henriquez

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceAruba

    Carl Henriquez is an Aruban weightlifter. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +105...  more
  • Sidney Ponson

    BirthplaceNoord, Aruba

    Sidney Alton Ponson, OON (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈsidni ponˈsoŋ]; born November 2, 1976)...  more
  • Curt Fortin

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceAruba

    Curt Fortin is an actor....