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The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

Updated March 31, 2020 36.0k votes 3.3k voters 48.6k 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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    Desi

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    BirthplaceSantiago de Cuba, Cuba

    GenderMale

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    Axl

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Indiana, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Winona

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceMinnesota, United States of America

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    Zendaya

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    GenderFemale

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    Hugh

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

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    Idina

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    Keira

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceTeddington, London, United Kingdom

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    Yoko

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    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    GenderFemale

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    Joni

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceFort Macleod, Canada

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    Shia

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Beck

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    Age: 72

    BirthplaceOzone Park, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Quentin

    Age: 57

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    Britney

    Age: 38

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    GenderFemale

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    Ozzy

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceAston, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

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    Rosie

    Age: 58

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    Uma

    Age: 50

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