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Names Tied to a Single Celebrity

There are some celebrity names so singular that the celebrity in question barely needs a last name—and often doesn't even use one. While a handful of these unique celebrity names start out as one-of-a-kind only to spawn a legion of little namesakes (case in point: Elvis), others remain indelibly linked to the personages who inspired them. After all, there’s only one Oprah! Our picks for this distinctive group include the following.

  • America

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    Given to children of both sexes as far back as colonial times, this carries a lot of baggage. However, parents continue to take the risk. Actress America Ferrera may be have inspired some families... Read More 

  • Aretha

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    There's still only one. Read More 

  • Arsenio

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    Long considered Mr. Hall's exclusive property, it's now ready to be adopted by others. Read More 

  • Audrina

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    Audrina is a name that owes its fame to overnight reality TV sensation Audrina Partridge, one of the original cast of the MTV reality series The Hills.Read More 

  • Axl

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    Guns 'n' Roses musician Axl (born William) Rose created this name by dropping a vowel, a la Barbra Streisand. The traditional Axel is more popular, though celebrity parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel... Read More 

  • Beyonce

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    You know who Beyonce is. One of the most famous people in the world. When she was born, her name was truly unique; it was a riff on her mom's maiden name, Biyence, with an accent over the final... Read More 

  • Charlize

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    Charlize is a name that owes its very life to a star: elegant blond South African actress Charlize Theron. She was named after her father, whose name was Charles. Charlize jumped onto the... Read More 

  • Cher

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    For years there was only one Cher, and then along came the charming heroine of the movie "Clueless." The world now officially has enough Chers in it. Read More 

  • Condoleezza

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    Made famous by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose parents fashioned her name from a musical term meaning "with sweetness". Read More 

  • Denzel

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    This old Cornish name took on a whole new identity via Denzel Washington, who has inspired several thousand namesakes. The actor was named after his father, who was named for a Dr. Denzel, who... Read More 

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