One-Named Famous People












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Here is a list of all the famous people I could find who use just one name. This list is dominated by musicians and Brazilian football players, but there is a smattering of others as well!

Name Real Name Occupation
Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton R&B singer
Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins pop singer
Adriano Adriano Leite Ribeiro footballer
Afroman Joseph Foreman hip hop musician
Akon Alioune Badara Thiam R&B musician
Akrobatik Jared Bridgeman rapper
Amerie Amerie Mi Marie Rogers R&B singer
Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk R&B singer
Annabella Suzanne Georgette Charpentier silent movie star
Apollonia Patricia Kotero R&B singer
Aria Rebecca Lynne Johnson pop singer
Ashanti Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas R&B singer
Attitude Timothy Clayton rapper
Babyface Kenneth Edmonds R&B musician
Basia Basia Trzetrzelewska pop singer
Beck Bek David Campell rock musician
Beyoncé Beyonce Giselle Knowles R&B singer
Bizz Bryce Bernius industrial guitarist
Bjork Bjork Gudmundsdottir rock musician
Bono Paul Hewson rock musician
Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood R&B singer
Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll rock musician
Cage Chris Palko rapper
Cam'ron Cameron Giles rapper
Canibus Germaine Williams rapper
Capone Kiam Akasi Holley rapper
Carman Carman Dominic Licciardello Christian rapper
Chamillionaire Hakeem Seriki rapper
Charo Maria Rosaria Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza actor/musician
Cher Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre pop singer
Chingy Howard Bailey, Jr. rapper
Christo Christo Vladimirov Javacheff artist
Chyna Joan Marie Laure wrestler
Ciara Ciara Princess Harris R&B singer
Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette novelist
Common Lonnie Rashied Lynn rapper
Coolio Artis Leon Ivey Jr. rapper
Corina Corina Katt Ayala pop singer
Cormega Cory Mckay rapper
D'Angelo Michael Eugene Archer R&B musician
Dante Durante Alighieri author
Deco Anderson Luis de Souza footballer
Diddy Sean John Combs rapper
Dido Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong pop singer
Dion Dion Di Mucci pop singer
Divine Harris Glenn Milstead actor
Donovan Donovan Phillips Leitch pop singer
Dosh Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh musician
Drama Terence Cook rapper
Duffy Aimée Ann Duffy pop singer
Edan Edan Portnoy hip hop musician
Elvira Cassandra Peterson tv host
Eminem Marshall Bruce Mathers III rapper
Enya Eithne Patricia Ni Bhraonain singer
Eve Eve Jihan Jeffers musician
Fabian Fabiano Anthony Forte Bonaparte pop singer
Fabio Fabio Lanzoni model
Falco Johann Holzel rock musician
Fergie Stacy Ann Ferguson singer
Fish (Marillion) Derek William Dick rock musician
Flea Michael Peter Balzary rock bassist
Gallagher Leo Anthony Gallagher comic
Garrincha Manoel Francisco dos Santos footballer
Gerardo Gerardo Mejía rock musician
Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin R&B singer
Grasshopper Sean Thomas Mackowiak rock musician
Havoc Kejuan Muchita rapper
Iman Iman Abdulmajid model
Jackée Jacqueline Yvonne Harry actor
Jadakiss Jayson Tyrone Phillips rapper
Janita Janita Maria Raukko rock musician
Jewel Jewel Kilcher rock musician
Joe Joe Lewis Thomas R&B musician
JoJo Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque singer
JoJo (Jodeci) Joel Hailey R&B singer
Jordy Jordy Lemoine singer
Juvenile Terius Gray rapper
Kaci Kaci Lyn Battaglia singer
K-ci Cedric Hailey R&B singer
Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert rock musician
Keisha Raquel Rene Rios porn star
Kelis Kelis Rogers Jones R&B musician
Kurupt Ricardo Emmanuel Brown rapper
Leadbelly Huddie William Ledbetter blues musician
Lemmy Ian Fraser Kilmister heavy metal musician
Liberace Wladziu Valention Liberace musician
Limahl Christopher Hamill rock musician
Lloyd Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. musician
Ludacris Christopher Brian Bridges rapper
Lulu Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie pop singer
Ma$e Mason Derelle Betha rapper
Madlib Otis Jackson Jr. rapper
Madonna Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone pop singer
Malice Gene Thornton rapper
Martika Marta Marrero pop singer
Maurizio Maurizio Arcieri singer
Meatloaf Marvin Lee Aday rock musician
Melanie Melanie Anne Safka pop singer
Michel'le Michel'le Toussant R&B musician
Mims Shawn Mims rapper
Moby Richard Melville Hall musician
Moliere Jean Baptiste Poquelin author
Monica Monica Denise Arnold R&B musician
Mo'nique Monique Imes R&B musician
Morrissey Steven Patrick Morrissey rock musician
Musiq Taalib Johnson R&B musician
Mya Mya Marie Harrison R&B musician
Mystikal Michael Ernest Tyler rapper
Nas Nassir Jones rapper
Necro Ron Raphael Braunstein rapper
Nelly Cornell Haynes Jr. rapper
Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. R&B musician
Nico Christa Päffgen model/musician
Noodles Kevin Samuel Wasserman rock guitarist
Noreaga Victor Santiago, Jr rapper
Odetta Odetta Holmes folk musician
Omarion Omari Ishmal Grandberry R&B musician
Ouida Marie Louise de la Ramée author
Papillon Henri Charriere author
Pappo Norberto Aníbal Napolitano footballer
Pebbles Perri Alette McKissack R&B musician
Pele Edison Arantes do Nascimento footballer
Penn Penn Gillette entertainer
Pharrell Pharrell Williams musician
Pink Alecia Beth Moore pop singer
Plies Algernod Lanier Washington rapper
Pras Prakazrel Samuel Michel musician
Prince Prince Rogers Nelson musician
Prodigy Albert Johnson rapper
Q-tip born Jonathan Davis, later changed to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed rapper
Questlove Ahmir Khalib Thompson hip hop drummer
Raekwon Corey Woods rapper
Rakim William Michael Griffin Jr. rapper
Redman Reggie Noble rapper
Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty R&B musician
Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira footballer
Robinho Robson de Souza footballer
Rockwell Kennedy Gordy musician
Romario Romario de Souza Faria footballer
Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira footballer
Ronaldo Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima footballer
RuPaul RuPaul Andre Charles musician/actor
Sade Helen Folasade Adu singer
Saki Hector Hugh Munro author
Santigold Santi White musician
Sapphire Ramona Lofton poet/author
Sasha Alexander Coe DJ
Scarface Brad Jordan rapper
Seal Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel singer
Selena Selena Quintanilla pop singer
Shaggy Orville Richard Burrell  reggae musician
Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll pop singer
Shanice Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox singer
Shawnna Rashawnna Guy rapper
Shinehead Edmund Carl Aiken reggae singer
Shyne Jamal Michael Barrow changed to Moshe Levi Ben-David rapper
Sinbad David Adkins comic
Sisqo Mark Althavan Andrews R&B musician
Sizzla Miguel Orlando Collins reggae musician
Slash Saul Hudson rock guitarist
Snow Darrin O'Brien rapper
Solé Tonya Michelle Johnston Lumpkin R&B musician
Stendahl Marie-Henri Beyle author
Sting Gordon Matthew Sumner rock musician
Sylvia Sylvia Jane Kirby pop singer
Taco Taco Okerse pop singer
Teller Raymond Joseph Teller entertainer
Termanology Daniel Carrillo rapper
Tiësto Tijs Verwest  DJ
Tiffany Tiffany Renee Darwich pop singer
Timbaland Timothy Zachery Mosley record producer
Trina Katrina Le’verne Taylor rapper
Twiggy Leslie Horby model
Twista Carl Mitchell rapper
Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV R&B musician
Utada Hikaru Utada pop singer
Valentino (actor) Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla actor
Valentino (fashion designer) Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani fashion designer
Vangelis Evangelos Odyssey Papathanassiou new age musician
Vanity Denise Katrina Matthews singer
Voltaire François-Marie Arouet author
Vortex Simen Hestnæs heavy metal musician
Wale Olubowale Victor Akintimehin rapper
Xzibit Alvin Nathaniel Joiner rapper
Yanni Yiannis Hrysomallis new age musician
Yellowman Winston Foster reggae musician
Zamfir Gheorghe Zamfir new age musician