This is a list of people famous enough to be known unambiguously by one of the following:
- A one word nickname (Shaq)
- A one word first name (Madonna)
- Their only known name (Aristotle)
- A one word stage name or pseudonym (Houdini)
- A one word pen name (Voltaire)
Note also that most names in the list will be unusual since common names are likely to be ambiguous and to need a context.