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Famous First Names


This is our A to Z of famous first names. For each name there is a short description about the person with that first name.


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Here is a random selection of famous first names.

Scott Joplin

(1868 - 1917), American pianist and composer. His ragtime composition the "Maple Leaf Rag", was very successful.

Jack William Harrison Dempsey

(1895 - 1983), American boxer. He was world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

Robert Andrews Millikan

(1868 - 1953), American physicist. in 1923 he was awarded the Nobel prize for physics for his determination of the charge on the electron.

David Livingstone

(1813 - 73), Scottish missionary and explorer. During one of his African expeditions he discovered the Victoria Falls. His last expedition was to search for the source of the river Nile.

John Milton

(1608 - 74), English poet. His most famous prose work is the tract "Aeropagitica". The poem "Paradise Lost" is considered to be his masterpiece.

Neil Armstrong

(b. 1930), US astronaut. On the 21st of July 1969 he became the first man to set foot on the moon.

Albert Bruce Sabin

(1906 - 1993), Polish-born American micro- biologist. In the mid-1950s he developed the Sabin polio vaccine.

Alexander Korda

[Sir], [born Sandor Kellner], (1893 - 1956), Hungarian-born British film director and producer. In 1932 he founded London Films. His films include "The Private Life of Henry VIII", "The Thief of Bagdad" and "The Third Man".

Frank Sinatra

[Francis Albert Sinatra], (1915 - 1998), American singer and movie actor. Frnk Sinatra had many hit songs including "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". He apperared in the movie "From Here to Eternity", and starred in the musicals "High Society", "Guys and Dolls" and "On the Town".

Lily Langtry

(1881-1929), an English actress.