Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as firsts:
  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this... Read More 

  • Holden

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    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be... Read More 

  • Hopper

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    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited.Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 80 and climbing.

    , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the... Read More 

  • Jeter

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    Jeter, which of course is used as a first name only because of Yankee star Derek, rhymes with Peter and may be derived from the French surname Jette, which was often bestowed on foundlings because... Read More 

  • Jolie

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    Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a woman's name, via Angelina for whom Jolie was originally her middle name.

    Although it is French, Jolie is... Read More 

  • Jordan

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    Jordan became a huge unisex success in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still Number 55 for boys, 247 for girls--it has always been used for children of both genders.The name was... Read More 

  • Keaton

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    Keaton is an engaging surname with warmth, energy and a sense of humor, identified with silent comedian Buster Keaton and contemporary actors Michael and Diane Keaton. Although rare as a first... Read More 

  • Kingsley

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    Kingsley is a sophisticated Harry Potter name that entered the US Top 1000 in 2013 and rose to greater heights in 2014, reaching #760. It is even more popular in England and Wales, where it ranks... Read More 

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