Names 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
665 352
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

2
696 392
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 60

3
613 402
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 37

4
574 348
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

5
433 339
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42

6
484 385
Cher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 72

7
466 400
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 30

8
434 280
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31

9
352 322
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57

10
294 273
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 34

11
248 234
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46

12
295 288
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)

13
235 222
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 58

14
270 260
Usher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40

15
264 256
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 73

16
294 287
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 54

17
232 201
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40

18
272 330
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 76

19
236 208
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43

20
272 271
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 64

21
185 188
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 61

22
149 150
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 78

23
276 292
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43

24
123 128
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added age 70

25
202 222
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)