Entertainment 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. 

list ordered by
1
717 363
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)
2
736 405
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 60
3
655 417
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 34
4
602 362
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)
5
460 347
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42
6
494 407
Adele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 30
7
508 394
Cher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 72
8
461 287
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31
9
374 334
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57
10
314 282
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 34
11
312 294
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 54
12
261 243
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46
13
287 338
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 76
14
282 266
Usher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40
15
248 210
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40
16
280 267
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 73
17
304 297
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)
18
162 154
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 78
19
284 276
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 64
20
244 234
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 58
21
247 216
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43
22
199 195
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 61
23
134 131
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added age 70
24
283 298
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43
25
122 100
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added age 37