The Most Famous Bahamian: A Ranking of National Icons

Choose the Bahamian you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 06:59
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinions matter! We're excited to present our latest ranking, "Who is the most famous Bahamian?" Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Bahamian fame and vote for your favorite celebrities hailing from this tropical paradise. From the irresistible rhythms of music legends to the exceptional talents of world-class athletes, we've gathered a stellar line-up for you to rank. Don't see your favorite Bahamian icon on our list? No worries! Be a part of the island breeze and suggest a missing option. Join thousands of fellow poll enthusiasts and let's uncover the true shining stars of The Bahamas, together. Cast your vote now and embrace the spirit of the islands!

Who Is the Most Famous Bahamian?

  1. 1
    Sidney Poitier
    Unknown photographer · Public domain
    Academy Award-winning actor and director, born in the Bahamas.
    Sidney Poitier in other rankings
  2. 2
    Lenny Kravitz
    Gage Skidmore · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Grammy Award-winning musician and actor, with Bahamian heritage.
  3. 3
    Olympic gold medalist sprinter, hailing from the Bahamas.
  4. 4
    Perry Christie
    U.S. State Department photo · Public domain
    Former Prime Minister of the Bahamas, serving two terms from 2002 to 2007 and 2012 to 2017.
  5. 5
    Founding father and first Prime Minister of the Bahamas, from 1967 to 1992.
  6. 6
    Johnny Depp
    Harald Krichel · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Actor with Bahamian citizenship and a private island in the Bahamas.
    Johnny Depp in other rankings
  7. 7
    Former NBA player and current ESPN basketball analyst, born in the Bahamas.
  8. 8
    Olympic gold medalist sprinter and Bahamian senator.
  9. 9
    Olympic gold medalist sprinter, from the Bahamas.
  10. 10
    Contemporary artist from the Bahamas, known for his installations and sculptures.

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Ranking factors for famous Bahamian

  1. International recognition
    The level of recognition and fame the individual has achieved outside of The Bahamas.
  2. National significance
    Their contributions to social, political and economic development of The Bahamas.
  3. Cultural Impact
    The extent to which the individual has influenced and impacted the cultural landscape of The Bahamas.
  4. Achievements and awards
    any significant personal, professional achievements and awards won by the individual.
  5. Public influence
    Their influence over public opinion or significant impact on national development.
  6. Historical significance
    The significance of the individual's contributions to Bahamian history.
  7. Personal recognition
    The individual's level of name/face recognition or celebrity status within The Bahamas.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Bahamian. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Bahamian is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 162 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Bahamian once every 24 hours. The rank of each Bahamian is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous bahamian

The Bahamas is an archipelago of islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Florida. It is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture. The country has produced many notable figures in various fields, including sports, music, and politics. When it comes to determining the most famous Bahamian, there are several contenders. From Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo to Grammy-winning musician Lenny Kravitz, there is no shortage of talented individuals who have put the Bahamas on the map. In this poll, we invite you to cast your vote and help us determine who deserves the title of the most famous Bahamian.

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