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The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names  

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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, whose real name is Declan anyway) 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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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)
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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 60
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Björk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 53
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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 22
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 46
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 63
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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 44
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Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 48
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Seal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 56
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 41
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Enya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57
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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gbi KalibataCity added age 57
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added age 50
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Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added age 47
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Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 38
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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 53
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 50
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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 47
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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46
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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
ElijahKaganer added age 42
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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 52
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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 55
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Desi Arnaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Dec. at 69 (1917-1986)
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Lorde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 22