Famous Names that Begin With a Single Letter

Here’s what I’ve come with so far:

A) A. Mitchell Palmer


C) C. Everett Koop



F) F. Murray Abraham, F. Scott Fitzgerald

G) G. Gordon Liddy

H) H. Ross Perot


J) J. Edgar Hoover


L) L. Ron Hubbard

M) M. Night Shalyaman





R) R. Dean Taylor


T) T. Boone Pickens







Anyone got others to add to the list? (Names that have two initials, like BJ Thomas, don’t count.)

I can’t use two initials? Dag. So much for BB King, PT Barnum and ZZ Top…

But you didn’t exclude THREE intials, so what do I get for W.E.B. DuBois?

Okay, okay.

I got S. Epatha Merkerson from Law & Order.

How 'bout Xbox?

O. Henry

Hmm…don’t all names begin with a single letter? Well, except for Prince back in the old days.

But if you mean names with only a single letter…

Does Q-Tip count as a famous name?

P. Diddy

U Thant

and I suppose Bea Arthur is stretching it, huh?

J. Wellington Wimpy?

B. Traven (author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre).

T. S. Elliot?

H. Beam Piper?

H G Nelson?

U Thant

S. Hunter Thompson

Y. Frank Freeman, former head of production at Paramount. People in Hollywood would mention his name and their friends would reply, “That’s a good question.”

I’m not sure this should count. “U” is an honorific, like “Mr.”

e e cummings.

I’m guessing there’s a good chance that Thomas Rowe Price Jr. used the first-initial style himself IRL, as that’s how the money-management firm that bears his name bills itself.

X. Brands.

X, Malcom

J. Bruce Ismay. More of an infamous name, I suppose. Still counts though, right?

Q. Todd Dickinson, former U.S. commissioner of patents. In his case, the “Q.” doesn’t stand for anything (like Harry S. Truman’s “S.”).

And let us not forget Marine-turned-actor R. Lee Ermey.