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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) 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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463 234
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 58

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405 215
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

3
343 227
Cher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 70

4
339 217
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

5
337 264
Beyoncé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 35

6
271 227
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 40

7
304 282
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 28

8
181 149
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 32

9
209 222
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 75

10
237 189
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 29

11
219 200
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 55

12
216 197
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 52

13
167 148
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 45

14
89 72
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 76

15
201 190
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 41

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16
182 169
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 71

17
199 189
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

18
181 176
Usher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 38

19
204 205
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 62

20
85 76
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 44

21
145 121
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 38

22
140 118
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 41

23
63 44
Sting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Sting age 65

24
144 144
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 56

25
185 172
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 58

26
94 94
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 59

27
126 159
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 42

28
151 154
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

29
58 51
Bono is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tim Schild added Bono age 56

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30
134 152
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 46

31
123 137
Björk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 51

32
115 115
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 48

33
133 127
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 54

34
59 68
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 68

35
79 107
Enya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 55

36
58 59
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Mick age 73

37
107 108
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 50

38
51 50
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 52

39
86 98
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 50

40
52 62
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
30 23
Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Walt Died at 65 (1901-1966)

42
27 9
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 35

43
104 124
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 30

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44
92 109
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 51

45
136 148
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 39

46
116 157
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 36

47
88 108
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 44

48
80 109
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 37

49
38 50
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 45

50
25 25
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 48