Celebrities 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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623 331
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

2
659 364
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 59

3
568 383
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 36

4
534 328
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

5
463 363
Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 71

6
408 326
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 41

7
444 383
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 29

8
404 270
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 27

9
330 304
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 56

10
278 257
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 33

11
223 188
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42

12
280 270
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)

13
256 245
Usher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 39

14
235 223
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46

15
278 273
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 53

16
216 188
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 39

17
247 242
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 72

18
260 316
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 76

19
216 210
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57

20
141 138
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 77

21
259 262
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 63

22
168 168
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 60

23
267 275
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42

24
113 116
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added age 69

25
224 228
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 59

26
95 75
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added age 36

27
162 218
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43

28
191 211
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

29
161 196
Björk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 52

30
163 216
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 47

31
146 179
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31

32
112 145
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 43

33
156 183
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 55

34
148 186
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added age 49

35
57 63
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gbi KalibataCity added age 56

36
188 213
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40

37
47 50
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 62

38
107 160
Enya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 56

39
149 209
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 37

40
119 156
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 52

41
40 43
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added age 46

42
108 161
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 45

43
127 157
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 51

44
19 8
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 21

45
99 152
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 51

46
49 74
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 49

47
66 99
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 55

48
55 94
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 46

49
17 8
Lorde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 21

50
48 66
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
ElijahKaganer added age 41