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Famous People From Aruba

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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.
Bobby Farrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Dec. at 61 (1949-2010)

Birthplace: Aruba

Roberto Alfonso Farrell (6 October 1949 – 30 December 2010), known professionally as Bobby Farrell, was a Dutch dancer and performing artist from Aruba, best known as the male member of the ...more
Jossy Mansur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Jossy Mansur Age: 84

Birthplace: Aruba

Jossy Mehsen Mansur (June 7, 1934, Aruba, – October 15, 2016, Aruba ) was the editor of the Papiamento-language newspaper Diario in Aruba. He wrote two dictionaries for the Papiamento language ...more
David Abdul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Aruba
David Abdul Age: 29

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

David Abdul (born 17 August 1989) is an Aruban football player. Currently, he plays for SV Dakota and also features for the Aruba national team. In his early career, he played professionally for ...more
Killiam Bolivar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Killiam Bolivar Age: 24

Birthplace: Aruba

Killiam Bolivar is a football player.
Fredis Refunjol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Fredis Refunjol Age: 68

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Fredis Jose Refunjol (born 19 December 1950) is an Aruban politician and who served as the 3rd Governor of Aruba from 2004 to 2016. Originally a teacher, he has served as a government official ...more
Maureen Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Maureen Bunyan

Birthplace: Aruba

Maureen Bunyan is an Aruban-American Washington, D.C.-based television journalist. She was the lead co-anchor at WJLA-TV. Bunyan is a founder and board member of IWMF (International Women's ...more
Radhames Dykhoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Radhames Dykhoff Age: 44

Birthplace: Aruba

Radhames Alviro Dijkhoff (born September 27, 1974 in Paradera, Aruba) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He appeared in one game for the Baltimore Orioles in 1998. Dijkhoff was listed as ...more
Frits Goedgedrag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Frits Goedgedrag Age: 67

Birthplace: Aruba

Frits M. de los Santos Goedgedrag (born 1 November 1951 in Aruba) served as the first Governor of Curaçao. He submitted his resignation to Queen Beatrix on 24 October 2012, to become ...more
Roshendra Vrolijk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Roshendra Vrolijk Age: 34

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Roshendra Vrolijk is a retired Olympic swimmer from Aruba. She is one of Aruba's first swimmers, alongside Davy Bisslik, and also a two-time Olympian. Vrolijk made her official debut, as Aruba's ...more
Merle Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Merle Collins Age: 69

Birthplace: Aruba

Merle Collins is a Grenadian poet and short story writer.
Lionel Tromp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Lionel Tromp Age: 34

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Lionel Tromp (born 19 April 1984) is a football player and member of the Aruba national football team. He has four caps for national team. He plays as striker.
Francois Croes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Francois Croes Age: 28

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Francois Croes (born 11 October 1990) is a football (soccer) player and member of the Aruba national football team. His playing position is Centre Back.
Sylvester Schwengle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Sylvester Schwengle Age: 30

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Sylvester Schwengle (born 20 July 1988) is a football (soccer) player and member of the Aruba national football team. He has 4 caps for national team. His playing position is right wing.
Eric Abdul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Eric Abdul Age: 32

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Eric Abdul is an Aruban footballer who palys for DHC Delft.
Jemal Le Grand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Jemal Le Grand Age: 24

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jemal Emmanuel Le Grand is an Aruban swimmer who competes in the Men's 100m Freestyle. He was flag bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He also competed at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships.
Maurice Bishop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Dec. at 39 (1944-1983)

Birthplace: Aruba

Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – popular efforts in the areas of socio-economic development, education, ...more
Nelson Oduber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Nelson Oduber Age: 72

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nelson Orlando Oduber (born February 7, 1947) is an Aruban politician, who served as the 2nd Prime Minister of Aruba He was a member of the Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo (People's Electoral ...more
Lasana M. Sekou is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Lasana M. Sekou Age: 60

Birthplace: Aruba

Lasana M. Sekou is a poet, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and publisher from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Xander Bogaerts Age: 26

Birthplace: San Nicolas, Aruba

Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch professional baseball shortstop for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the ...more
Daniella van den Berg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Daniella van den Berg Age: 22

Birthplace: Aruba

Daniella van den Berg is an Aruban swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 800 metre freestyle, finishing in 34th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the ...more
Jayme Mata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Jayme Mata Age: 36

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jayme Lee Mata is an Aruban judoka. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's 66 kg, but was defeated in the second round by Sugoi Uriarte.
Jeffrey Werleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Jeffrey Werleman Age: 35

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jeffrey Werleman is a football (soccer) goalkeeper and member of the Aruba national football team. His first club was Caravel.
Carl Henriquez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Carl Henriquez Age: 39

Birthplace: Aruba

Carl Henriquez is an Aruban weightlifter. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +105 kg event.
Sidney Ponson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Age: 42

Birthplace: Noord, Aruba

Sidney Alton Ponson, OON (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈsidni ponˈsoŋ]; born November 2, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. As a player, Ponson stood at 6'1" tall and weighed ...more
Curt Fortin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Aruba
Curt Fortin Age: 40

Birthplace: Aruba

Curt Fortin is an actor.