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
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706 361
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)
2
726 402
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57
3
646 415
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 37
4
596 359
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)
5
455 345
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42
6
505 392
Cher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 72
7
490 405
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 30
8
456 286
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31
9
370 332
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57
10
311 281
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 34
11
279 264
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 73
12
308 293
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 54
13
286 337
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 76
14
259 243
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46
15
280 266
Usher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40
16
244 231
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 58
17
302 296
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)
18
242 210
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40
19
282 274
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 64
20
197 193
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 61
21
244 214
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43
22
159 153
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 78
23
132 130
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added age 70
24
282 297
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43
25
118 98
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added age 37