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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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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628 341
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 59

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528 367
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 36

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508 309
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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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 41

7
428 369
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 29

8
380 259
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 30

9
309 291
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 56

10
264 244
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 33

11
214 178
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 42

12
247 235
Usher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 39

13
228 215
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 46

14
208 180
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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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 72

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207 199
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 57

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 53

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159 155
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 60

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134 130
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 77

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250 311
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 76

The Greatest Former Child Stars

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 63

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258 268
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 42

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 36

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105 109
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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217 218
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 59

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155 213
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 43

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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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141 168
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 31

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158 207
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 47

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154 175
Seal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 55

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106 135
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 45

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54 55
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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 40

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43 41
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Whoopi age 62

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144 201
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 37

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102 153
Enya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 56

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114 149
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 52

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105 150
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 45

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32 36
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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 47

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54 87
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 46

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97 144
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 51

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64 92
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 55

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95 145
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beck age 47

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92 149
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