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The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

Updated March 31, 2020 37.0k votes 3.3k voters 45.6k views60 items

List RulesOnly 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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    RuPaul
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    RuPaul

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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    Sade
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    Sade

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

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    Desi
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    Desi

    Dec. at 69 (1917-1986)

    BirthplaceSantiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Ann-Margret
    231
    155

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

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  • 5
    Axl
    212
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    Axl

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States

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    Winona
    213
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    Winona

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota

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  • 7
    Lorde
    183
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    Lorde

    Age: 23

    BirthplaceTakapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 8
    Zendaya
    277
    147

    Zendaya

    Age: 24

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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  • 9
    Bernadette
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    Bernadette

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceOzone Park, New York City, New York, United States of America

  • 10
    Keira
    149
    61

    Keira

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Teddington

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  • 11
    Hugh
    215
    149

    Hugh

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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    Cheryl Cole
    134
    54

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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    Joni
    244
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    Joni

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceFort Macleod, Canada

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    Dannii Minogue
    133
    55

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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  • 15
    Yoko
    200
    108

    Yoko

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

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  • 16
    Rosie
    182
    115

    Rosie

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceCommack, New York, United States of America

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  • 17
    Idina
    209
    144

    Idina

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

  • 18
    Shia
    263
    189

    Shia

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Quentin
    215
    151

    Quentin

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Beck
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    185

    Beck

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 21
    Britney
    289
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    Britney

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • 22
    Ozzy
    279
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    Ozzy

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceAston, United Kingdom

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  • 23
    Zooey
    253
    185

    Zooey

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Kesha
    312
    246

    Kesha

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 25
    Björk
    309
    261

    Björk

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

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