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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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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Elvis Died at 42 (1935-1977)

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623 334
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 59

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

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

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

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386 307
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 41

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422 365
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 29

8
370 254
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 30

9
262 240
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 33

10
303 288
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 56

11
210 175
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 42

12
243 232
Usher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 39

13
224 212
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 46

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204 176
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 39

16 Famous People Who Probably Died as Virgins

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 53

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233 230
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 72

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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 57

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133 128
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 77

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249 308
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 76

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258 265
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 42

The Greatest Former Child Stars

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

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249 253
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 63

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217 215
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 59

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103 107
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 69

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

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155 211
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 43

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181 205
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

Famous People with the Same Real Name

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

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156 205
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 47

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139 167
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 31

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 45

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153 174
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 55

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gbi KalibataCity added Axl age 56

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 49

Celebrities Who Were Rich Before They Were Famous

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Whoopi age 62

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178 200
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 40

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102 152
Enya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 56

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142 201
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 37

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114 148
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 52

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105 149
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 45

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32 35
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added Winona age 46

23 People Who Had Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Celebrity

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

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97 142
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 51

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64 91
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 55

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

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53 87
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 46

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95 144
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beck age 47

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91 149
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 38

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