celebrities The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names  

carlybobarly
Originally by
17.7k votes 1.5k voters 16.1k views 62 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) 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
480 246
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 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 30

2
428 225
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

3
348 246
Cher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 70

4
355 230
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

5
356 276
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 34

6
281 240
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 40

7
314 294
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 28

8
193 160
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 32

9
247 197
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 29

10
211 234
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 75

11
228 211
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 55

12
210 196
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 41

13
218 207
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 51

14
174 158
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 45

15
186 177
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 71

Silliest Celebrity Name Changes 46 Celebrities Who You Probably Never Noticed Have Wonky Eyes

16
188 180
Usher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 38

17
93 82
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 76

18
203 198
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

19
154 125
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 38

20
209 208
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 62

21
149 121
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 41

22
68 47
Sting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Sting age 65

23
150 147
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 56

24
87 82
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 44

25
189 175
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 58

26
100 100
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 59

27
153 158
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

28
127 163
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 42

29
60 54
Bono is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Bono age 56

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles 101+ Things to Add to Your Bucket List Now

30
125 140
Björk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 51

31
117 118
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 48

32
135 156
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 46

33
134 130
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 54

34
63 69
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 68

35
34 13
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 35

36
107 125
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 30

37
80 110
Enya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 55

38
95 110
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 51

39
109 111
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 50

40
54 65
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Lucy Died at 78 (1911-1989)

41
87 100
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 50

42
141 150
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 39

43
31 25
Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Walt Died at 65 (1901-1966)

The Craziest, Most Ridiculous Celebrity Baby Names The Best Dog Breeds for Families

44
52 54
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 54

45
58 63
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Mick age 73

46
90 108
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 44

47
118 160
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 36

48
80 112
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 37

49
39 52
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 45

50
27 28
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 48