celebrities The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names  

carlybobarly
Originally by
20.3k votes 1.7k voters 19k views 58 items Embed

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. 

list ordered by

1
558 274
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 58

Famous People with the Same Real Name Celebrities Nobody Cares About Anymore

2
490 262
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

3
436 316
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 35

4
416 266
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

5
396 293
Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 70

6
328 274
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 40

7
363 333
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 28

8
306 228
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 29

9
226 201
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 32

10
267 251
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 55

11
244 231
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 41

12
234 274
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 75

13
181 146
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 41

14
232 219
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

15
215 203
Usher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 38

Silliest Celebrity Name Changes 50+ Celebrities Who Have Almost Died

16
212 204
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 71

17
181 169
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 56

18
239 234
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 52

19
174 149
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 38

20
194 190
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 45

21
228 231
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 61

22
107 103
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 76

23
130 131
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 59

24
202 193
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 58

25
142 183
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 42

26
169 177
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

27
80 83
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 68

28
139 160
Björk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 51

29
54 33
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 35

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles What to Do with Instant Financial Wealth?

30
144 146
Seal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 52

31
94 105
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 44

32
132 142
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 48

33
124 137
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 30

34
142 179
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 46

35
161 166
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 39

36
91 127
Enya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 55

37
104 124
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 51

38
97 125
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 44

39
117 125
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 50

40
23 18
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Whoopi age 61

41
127 176
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 36

42
21 15
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added Winona age 45

43
57 72
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 54

The Most Obnoxious Celebrity Baby-Namers The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

44
90 122
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 50

45
35 43
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 48

46
86 128
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 37

47
44 72
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 45

48
87 131
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beck age 46

49
33 82
Bernadette Peters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Bernadette age 69

50
68 119
Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Joni age 73