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If your name is Ralph, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ralph, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Ralph can you think of? The famous Ralphs below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ralph, athletes named Ralph, and even political figures named Ralph. The music industry is no stranger to the name Ralph, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Ralph are worth mentioning? This list includes Ralph Fiennes, Ralph Lauren, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ralph Kiner. To read more about these notable people named Ralph, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 56

Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (; born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, film producer, and director. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal ...more

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Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 79

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ralph Lauren, KBE (né Lifshitz; born October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global ...more

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a ...more

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Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico

Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball player and broadcaster. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, ...more

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Ralph Macchio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, New York, Huntington

Ralph George Macchio Jr. (, Italian: [ˈmakkjɔ]; born November 4, 1961) is an American actor, known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, ...more

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 85

Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States of America

Ralph Nader (; born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform ...more

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Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 58

Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America

Ralph Lee Sampson Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is an American retired basketball player. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player ...more

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Ralph Stanley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 92

Birthplace: Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia

Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began ...more

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Ralph Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Ralph Rexford Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991) was an American actor whose career spanned 62 years on stage, film, and television. During his career, he played leading roles as well ...more

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Ralph Vaughan Williams ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dec. at 86 (1872-1958)

Birthplace: Down Ampney, United Kingdom

Ralph Vaughan Williams ( (listen); 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral ...more
Ralph Richardson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)

Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, and Laurence Olivier, dominated the British ...more
Ralph Ellison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1914 – April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic, and scholar best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He ...more

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Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 96 (1918-2014)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Ralph Cookerly Wilson Jr. (October 17, 1918 – March 25, 2014) was an American businessman and sports executive. He was best known as the founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, a team in the ...more
Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 68 (1903-1971)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Ralph Johnson Bunche (; August 7, 1904 – December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in ...more
Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally ...more
Ralph Branca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 93

Birthplace: USA, New York, Mount Vernon

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (January 6, 1926 – November 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1944 through 1956. ...more
Ralph Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 77

Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Ralph Bakshi (born October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and ...more
Ralph Backstrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 81

Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada

Ralph Gerald Backstrom (born September 18, 1937) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre.
Ralph Towner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 79

Birthplace: Chehalis, Washington

Ralph Towner (born March 1, 1940, Chehalis, Washington) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader. He plays the twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, ...more
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Ralph Charles Wilson (born June 24, 1880, date of death unknown) was an American gymnast who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics. In 1904 he won the bronze medal in the club swinging event.
Ralph Guglielmi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 82

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Ralph Vincent Guglielmi (June 26, 1933 – January 23, 2017) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants ...more
Ralph Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 68 (1910-1978)

Birthplace: Area code 678, Area code 404, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Ralph Harold Metcalfe Sr. (May 29, 1910 – October 10, 1978) was an American track and field sprinter and politician. He jointly held the world record in the 100-meter dash and placed second in ...more
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

Ralph George Houk (; August 9, 1919 – July 21, 2010), nicknamed The Major, was an American catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the ...more

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Ralph Cirella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 53
Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ralph
Age: 61

Birthplace: England, Cambridge

Ralph William John Brown (born 18 June 1957) is an English actor and writer, known for playing Danny the drug dealer in Withnail and I, the security guard Aaron (a.k.a. "85") in Alien ...more