List of people known by one namepeople 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 that this list does not include fictional characters, such as Gandalf (from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books) or Neo (from the 1999 movie The Matrix). See List of fictional people known by one name for a list of such people.
Note also that most names in the list will be unusual since common names are likely to be ambiguous and to need a context.
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