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The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

Updated March 31, 2020 36.0k votes 3.4k voters 54.3k views60 items

List RulesOnly 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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    RuPaul

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    GenderFemale

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    Desi

    Dec. at 69 (1917-1986)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Cuba

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameDesi Arnaz

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    Axl

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    GenderMale

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    Winona

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceWinona, Minnesota, USA

    GenderFemale

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    Zendaya

    Age: 24

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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    Lorde

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    GenderFemale

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    Joni

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    BirthplaceFort Macleod, Canada

    GenderFemale

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    Idina

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    Keira

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceTeddington, Middlesex, England, UK

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameKeira Knightley

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    Yoko

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    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

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    Beck

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Quentin

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Britney

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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    Hugh

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia

    GenderMale

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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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    Shia

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Bernadette

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceOzone Park, New York, USA

    GenderFemale

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    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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    Ozzy

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceAston, Birmingham, England, UK

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameOzzy Osbourne

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    Zooey

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    Sinéad

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceGlenageary, Republic of Ireland

    GenderFemale

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    Enya

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceGweedore, Republic of Ireland

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    Uma

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    GenderFemale

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