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)

2
642 350
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Madonna age 59

3
546 374
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beyoncé age 36

4
521 314
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tupac Died at 25 (1971-1996)

5
452 356
Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Cher age 71

6
400 318
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shakira age 41

7
436 374
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Adele age 29

8
391 262
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Rihanna age 30

9
322 295
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Barack age 56

10
272 249
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
LeBron age 33

11
217 182
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sia age 42

12
251 238
Usher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Usher age 39

13
230 217
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shaquille age 46

14
269 264
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aaliyah Died at 22 (1979-2001)

15
210 182
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kobe age 39

16
210 201
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
RuPaul age 57

17
240 236
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dolly age 72

18
269 268
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Keanu age 53

19
254 312
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Aretha age 76

20
162 158
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Ellen age 60

21
136 132
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Ringo age 77

22
253 256
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Denzel age 63

23
259 270
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Charlize age 42

24
91 65
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added Britney age 36

25
219 220
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sade age 59

26
106 111
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added Ozzy age 69

27
155 214
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Alanis age 43

28
183 208
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Farrah Died at 62 (1947-2009)

29
156 189
Björk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Björk age 52

30
160 208
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Uma age 47

31
141 170
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kesha age 31

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108 136
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idris age 45

33
154 176
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Seal age 55

34
54 56
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gbi KalibataCity added Axl age 56

35
143 181
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added Kylie age 49

36
184 204
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kanye age 40

37
44 43
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Whoopi age 62

38
103 154
Enya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Enya age 56

39
145 203
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Channing age 37

40
115 150
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Shania age 52

41
35 37
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added Winona age 46

42
106 152
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gwyneth age 45

43
125 149
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Kiefer age 51

44
47 67
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Hugh age 49

45
54 88
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Idina age 46

46
97 145
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Sinéad age 51

47
64 93
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added Quentin age 55

48
95 146
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Beck age 47

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92 150
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Zooey age 38

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14 4
Lorde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added Lorde age 21