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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625 331
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

2
661 365
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 59

3
570 383
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 34

4
534 330
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

5
464 364
Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 71

6
410 326
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 38

7
445 384
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 29

8
405 271
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 30

9
330 306
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 56

10
280 258
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 33

11
280 271
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 22 (1979-2001)

12
223 190
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42

13
236 224
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 46

14
256 247
Usher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 39

15
217 189
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 39

16
278 275
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 53

17
247 244
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 72

18
217 211
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 57

19
260 318
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 76

20
170 168
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 60

21
141 140
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 77

22
259 264
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 63

23
267 277
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 42

24
113 118
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Nick Buisman added age 69

25
224 229
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 59

26
95 76
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
MattFisher added age 36

27
162 219
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 43

28
192 211
Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

29
161 197
Björk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 52

30
163 217
Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 47

31
146 180
Kesha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 31

32
112 146
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 43

33
156 184
Seal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 55

34
148 187
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
pyriel2 added age 49

35
57 64
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Gbi KalibataCity added age 56

36
189 213
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 40

37
47 50
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 62

38
107 160
Enya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 56

39
149 211
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 37

40
119 156
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 52

41
40 43
Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Eira Remejeene added age 46

42
108 161
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 45

43
127 157
Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 51

44
50 74
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 49

45
67 99
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 55

46
19 8
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 19

47
99 152
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
age 51

48
55 94
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Tom Islava added age 44

49
17 8
Lorde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
Naima Kadik added age 21

50
48 66
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names
ElijahKaganer added age 41