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The description below and the following list were taken from Wikipedia's List of Haitians and List of Haitian artists on 13 Oct 2019.

List of Haitians


This is a list of Haitians, born in Haiti or possessing Haitian citizenship, notable in Haiti and abroad. Due to Haitian nationality laws, dual citizenship is now permitted by the Constitution of Haiti, therefore people of Haitian ancestry born outside of the country are not included in this list, unless they have renounced their foreign citizenship or have resided extensively in Haiti and made significant contributions to Haitian government or society. The list includes both native-born and naturalized Haitians, as well as permanent foreign residents who have been recognized internationally for artistic, cultural, economic, historical, criminal, or political reasons, among others. If not indicated here, their birth in Haiti and notability are mentioned in their main article. This list does not include fictional characters or Haitian associations and organizations.

Anthropologists


Artists


  • Gesner Abelard – painter and sculptor
  • Ralph Allen – painter
  • Gabriel Alix – painter
  • Jackson Ambroise – painter
  • Sergine André – painter
  • Montas Antoine – painter
  • Arijac – painter
  • Gesner Armand – painter
  • Georges Auguste – painter
  • Castera Bazile – painter
  • Thony Belizaire – photographer and photojournalist
  • Rigaud Benoit – one of the three or four most highly prized Haitian artists
  • Wilson Bigaud – painter
  • Roland Blain – painter
  • Fabolon Blaise – painter
  • Serge Moléon Blaise – painter
  • Saint-Louis Blaise – painter
  • Gérald Bloncourt – painter and photographer
  • Ludovic Booz – painter and sculptor
  • Maurice Borno – painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Bottex – painter
  • Seymour Etienne Bottex – painter
  • Henry-Robert Brésil – painter
  • Murat Brierre – one of Haiti's principal metal sculptors
  • Bourmond Byron – painter
  • Laurent Casimir – artist
  • Jean-Claude Castera – painter
  • Dieudonné Cédor – painter
  • Ralph Chapoteau – painter
  • Charles Frédéric Chassériau – chief architect of Marseille and Algiers
  • Etienne Chavannes – painter
  • Villard Denis – painter and poet
  • Rose-Marie Desruisseau – painter
  • Philippe Dodard – graphic artist and painter
  • Roland Dorcely – painter
  • Nicolas Dreux – painter
  • Abner Dubic – painter
  • Gervais Emmanuel Ducasse – painter
  • Préfète Duffaut – painter
  • Edouard Duval-Carrié – painter and sculptor
  • Levoy Exil – major contributor to the Saint Soleil art movement
  • Louisiane Saint Fleurant – artist and painter
  • Gérard Fombrun – sculptor
  • Jacques Gabriel – painter
  • Paul Gardère - visual artist
  • Jean-Claude Garoute – painter and sculptor
  • Jackson Georges – painter
  • Max Gerbier – painter
  • Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue – one of Haiti's most renowned painters of the 20th century
  • Alexandre Grégoire – painter
  • Georges Hector – painter
  • Edith Hollant – photographer and painter
  • Hector Hyppolite – painter
  • Eugène Jean – painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Jean – painter
  • Nehemy Jean – painter and graphic artist
  • Jean-Louis – painter
  • Eric Jean-Louis – painter
  • Henri Jean-Louis – painter
  • Jean-René Jérôme – painter, and considered one of Haiti's greatest artists
  • Guy Joachim – painter
  • Serge Jolimeau - sculptor
  • Jacqueline Nesti Joseph – painter
  • Antonio Joseph – painter, sculptor, and screen-printer
  • Leonel Jules – painter
  • André Juste – sculptor
  • Gisou Lamothe – painter and sculptor
  • Lyonel Laurenceau – painter
  • Peterson Laurent – painter
  • Luckner Lazard – painter and sculptor
  • André LeBlanc – renowned comic book artist
  • Stevenson Magloire – painter
  • Andrée Malebranche – painter
  • Albert Mangonès – architect
  • Marie-José Nadal-Gardère – painter and sculptor
  • Charles Obas – painter
  • Philomé Obin – painter
  • Francis Paraison – painter
  • Prosper Pierre-Louis – artist, painter; and one of the main contributors to the local school of the Saint Soleil art movement
  • Guerdy J. Préval – painter and essayist
  • Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson – painter, sculptor, land art
  • Samuel Roker – painter
  • Petion Savain – prolific painter
  • Sacha Thébaud – aka "Tebó", artist, sculptor, architect, furniture designer and known for encaustics in international contemporary fine art
  • Edouard Wah – painter

Business


  • Charles Henri Baker – industrialist and 2006 and 2010 presidential candidate
  • Gilbert Bigio – billionaire and retired businessman. He is the wealthiest person in Haiti
  • Reginald Boulos – entrepreneur
  • Jean-Claude Brizard – former CEO of Chicago Public Schools
  • Antoine Izméry – businessman
  • Viter Juste – businessman, community leader and activist who coined the name "Little Haiti" for the neighborhood in Miami, Florida in the United States
  • Julio Larosiliere – businessman
  • Elisabeth Delatour Préval – businesswoman, presidential economic advisor and economist. She was the First Lady of Haiti when she married President René Préval
  • Daniel Rouzier – tycoon; appointed as Honorary Consul to Jamaica in 2010
  • Mona Scott – CEO of Monami Entertainment in the United States
  • Dumarsais Simeus – business executive
  • Jerry Tardieu – founder and CEO of Royal Oasis

Crime


  • Emmanuel Constant – founder of FRAPH, a Haitian death squad that terrorised supporters of exiled president Jean-Bertrand Aristide
  • Abner Louima – crime victim
  • Amiot Métayer – gang leader, once worked for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to put pressure on the opposing political parties
  • Buteur Métayer – gang leader in Haïti during the 2004 Haïti rebellion

Economists and finance


  • Leslie Delatour – economist
  • Fritz Jean – served as governor of the Banque de la République d'Haïti, 1998–2001. From 2012, he has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Professions of the department of Nord-Est
  • Ericq Pierre – economist
  • Jocelerme Privert – President of the Senate Committee on Economy and Finance
  • Louis Eugène Roy – banker

Entertainment


  • Arnold Antonin – film director
  • Annette Auguste – folk singer
  • Stanley Barbot – Haitian-American radio personality
  • Garcelle Beauvais – television actress (NYPD Blue, The Jamie Foxx Show)
  • Fabienne Colas – actress, director and producer and head of the Fabienne Colas Foundation
  • Jean-Léon Destiné – dancer and choreographer
  • Pierre-Louis Dieufaite – actor
  • Jeanne Duval – muse, actress and dancer
  • Sony Esteus – radio journalist
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis – model and actor (film Phat Girlz; television series Heroes)
  • Val Jeanty – electronic music artist
  • Johny Joseph – news anchor
  • Jean-Claude La Marre – writer, director, and film and television actor
  • Jeanne-Marie Marsan – French dramatic actress and an opera singer who moved to Saint-Domingue
  • Luck Mervil – Canadian actor and singer-songwriter
  • Minette et Lise – popular duet-actresses of Saint-Domingue
  • Lenelle Moïse – actress, playwright and poet
  • Panou – Canadian actor
  • Raoul Peck – film director
  • Perri Pierre – award-winning filmmaker and actor
  • Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine – professional ballroom dancer
  • Jeanguy Saintus – choreographer, dancer and dancing educator
  • Michèle Stephenson – filmmaker
  • Vladimir Thelisma – actor, director, screenwriter, and sociologist
  • TiCorn – folk singer

Fashion designers


  • Regine Chevallier – fashion designer, best known for her hats
  • Fabrice Simon – artist and fashion designer, best known for his handmade beaded dresses

Historical personalities


  • Madame Max Adolphe – right-hand woman of François Duvalier during his presidency in Haiti
  • Magloire Ambroise – hero of the Haitian Independence
  • Anacaona – Taíno cacica (chief) at the time of arrival of Christopher Columbus
  • Sanité Bélair – freedom fighter and revolutionary; sergeant in the army of Toussaint Louverture
  • Georges Biassou – rebel slave
  • Tony Bloncourt – communist who joined the French Resistance against Nazi occupation in World War II
  • Dutty Boukman – slave who was one of the most visible early leaders of the Haitian Revolution
  • Pauline Brice-Thézan – liberal advocator
  • Luckner Cambronne – head of the Tonton Macoutes; known as the "Vampire of the Caribbean" for his profiting from the sale of Haitian blood and cadavers to the West for medical uses
  • Henri Caesar – allegedly a 19th-century Haitian revolutionary and pirate nicknamed black Caesar
  • Raymond Cassagnol – World War II fighter pilot, one of five Haitian members of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Jean-Baptiste Chavannes – Haitian soldier and abolitionist
  • Jacquotte Delahaye – one of the few known female pirates (or buccaneers)
  • Cécile Fatiman – Vodou priestess and a figure of the Haitian Revolution
  • Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité – Empress of Haiti (1804–1806) as the spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines
  • Catherine Flon – sewed the first Haitian flag
  • Guy François – colonel of the armed forces of Haiti, accused of conspiring to overthrow the government in 1989 and 2001
  • Jean François – rebel slave
  • Michel François – Haitian army colonel who plotted a coup d'etat
  • Alice Garoute – Haitian suffragist and women's rights advocate, a founder of Ligue Féminine d'Action Sociale (Feminine League for Social Action)
  • Victoire Jean-Baptiste – Haitian politician de facto, mistress to President Florvil Hyppolite
  • Jeannot – rebel slave
  • Marie-Madeleine Lachenais – first First Lady of Haiti, married to Alexandre Pétion
  • Jean Lafitte – pirate (born in France or Saint-Domingue, the modern-day Haiti)
  • Pierre Lafitte – pirate (born in France or Saint-Domingue, the modern-day Haiti)
  • Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche – engineer and passenger on the ill-fated RMS Titanic
  • Adélina Lévêque – Empress Consort of Haiti, 1849–1859, as wife of Faustin I
  • Macaya – traitor
  • François Mackandal – houngan (Vodou priest) and rebel slave leader
  • Étienne Mentor - Martinique-born politician who represented Saint-Domingue in the Council of Five Hundred
  • Clairvius Narcisse – man said to have been turned into a living zombie by a combination of drugs
  • Alix Pasquet – World War II fighter pilot, one of five Haitian members of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Charlemagne Péralte – nationalist leader who opposed the U.S. Invasion
  • Gérard Pierre-Charles – politician and former leader of the Unified Party of Haitian Communists
  • Jean Baptiste Point du Sable – founder of Chicago, born in Saint-Domingue, the modern-day Haiti
  • Marie St. Fleur – first Haitian-American state representative in Massachusetts
  • Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau – sociologist and educator, a founder of the Ligue Féminine d'Action Sociale (Women's Social Action League)
  • Charles Terres Weymann – racing pilot and businessman
  • Dominique You – privateer, soldier, and politician

Lawyers


Literature


  • Marlène Rigaud Apollon – poet, youth non-fiction writer
  • Beaubrun Ardouin – historian and politician
  • Céligny Ardouin – historian and politician
  • Coriolan Ardouin – romantic poet
  • Elsie Augustave – author
  • Mimi Barthélémy – writer and storyteller
  • Jacqueline Beaugé-Rosier – poet, novelist, educator
  • Dantès Bellegarde – historian and diplomat
  • Bayyinah Bello – historian
  • Michèle Bennett – former First Lady, wife of President for Life Jean-Claude Duvalier, both of whom were exiled
  • Boisrond-Tonnerre – the author of the Independence Act of Haiti
  • Emeric Bergeaud – novelist
  • Guy Joseph Bonnet – historian, army general, signer of the Haitian Act of Independence
  • Jean-Fernand Brierre – poet
  • Carl Brouard – poet
  • Edner Brutus – historian, diplomat and politician
  • Timoléon C. Brutus – historian and politician
  • Suzy Castor - historian and social activist
  • Christophe Charles – poet
  • Raymond Chassagne – poet and essayist
  • Jean-Baptiste Cinéas – novelist and Supreme Court judge
  • Massillon Coicou – poet, novelist, playwright, and politician
  • Louis-Philippe Dalembert – novelist, poet and essayist, winner of the Cuban Literary Prize Casa de las Américas
  • Edwidge Danticat – American author
  • Felix Darfour – journalist
  • Maggy de Coster – journalist and poet.
  • Michel DeGraff – Creolist who has served on the board of the Journal of Haitian Studies
  • Demesvar Delorme – theoretician, writer, and politician
  • Lilas Desquiron – novelist, ethnologist, cabinet minister
  • Roger Dorsinville – poet, dramatist, historian, and diplomat
  • Joel Dreyfuss – Haitian-American journalist, editor, and writer now based in Paris, France
  • Oswald Durand – poet and politician, said to be "to Haiti what Shakespeare is to England and Dante to Italy."
  • Antoine Dupré – poet and playwright
  • Frantz Duval – editor-in-chief of Le Nouvelliste newspaper
  • Alibée Féry – playwright, poet, and storyteller
  • Jessica Fièvre – novelist, editor
  • Anténor Firmin – anthropologist, journalist, and politician
  • Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne) – author, poet, playwright, musician and painter. Candidate for Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009
  • Fred Edson Lafortune – poet, writer and editor
  • Mona Guérin – educator and writer
  • Nathalie Handal – award-winning poet, writer, and playwright
  • Choiseul Henriquez – journalist
  • Fernand Hibbert – novelist, one of the most-widely read Haitian authors
  • Ady Jean-Gardy – journalist and activist; founder of the Haitian Press Federation
  • Jean-Jacob Jeudy – journalist, activist, politician
  • Aubelin Jolicoeur – columnist
  • Johny Joseph – journalist and academic
  • Raymond Joseph – journalist, diplomat, political activist
  • Laurore St. Juste – historian and author
  • Dany Laferrière – Haitian-Canadian novelist and journalist, member of the Académie française
  • Edmond Laforest – poet
  • Josaphat-Robert Large – poet, novelist and art critic; won the Prix littéraire des Caraïbes (Caribbean literary Prize) in 2003
  • Dimitry Elias Léger – novelist
  • François-Romain Lhérisson – poet and educator
  • Thomas Madiou – his work Histoire d'Haïti (English: History of Haiti) is considered one of the most valuable documents of Haitian literature
  • Michèle Montas – journalist
  • Charles Moravia – poet, dramatist, teacher, and diplomat
  • Félix Morisseau-Leroy – author, writer, educator, activist, poet, and playwright
  • Émile Nau – historian and politician
  • Marilene Phipps – Haitian-American poet, painter, and short-story writer
  • Pradel Pompilus – writer and scholar, best known for his three-volume study of Haitian literature
  • Paulette Poujol-Oriol – educator, writer and feminist
  • Emmelie Prophète – writer and diplomat
  • Jacques Roumain – poet, novelist, editor
  • Émile Roumer – poet
  • Edris Saint-Amand – novelist
  • Rodney Saint-Éloi – poet
  • Prince Saunders – author; emigrated to Haiti from the United States
  • Elsie Suréna – poet, photographer
  • Marie-Alice Théard – writer
  • Évelyne Trouillot – author
  • Jocelyne Trouillot – writer
  • Alain Turnier – historian
  • Gary Victor – writer and playwright
  • Etzer Vilaire – poet

Medicine


  • Henri Ford – Haitian-American pediatric surgeon
  • François Fournier de Pescay – first person of color to have practiced medicine and surgery in Europe
  • Rulx Léon – physician, historian, and journalist
  • Bendson Louima – physician and founder of Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse Cap-Haitïen, an entity for the treatment of cholera in Haiti
  • Yvonne Sylvain – first female doctor in Haiti
  • Loune Viaud – health care worker, won the 2002 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her work within Zanmi Lasante, providing health care in Haiti

Music


  • Frisner Augustin – major performer and composer of Haitian Vodou drumming
  • Othello Bayard – musician, violinist, poet, and composer; wrote the music for the patriotic song "Haïti Chérie"
  • Barikad Crew – hip hop group
  • BélO – interpreter, composer and guitarist
  • Bigga Haitian – first Haitian singer to break into the Jamaican reggae scene
  • Toto Bissainthe – folk music artist
  • Carmen Brouard – composer and pianist
  • Alexandrine-Caroline Branchu – French opera soprano (born in Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue; the modern-day Cap-Haïtien, Haiti)
  • Michael Brun – DJ, record producer
  • John Steve Brunache – musician
  • Frantz Casseus – guitarist and composer
  • Manno Charlemagne – political folk singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist, lifelong political activist and former politician
  • Coupé Cloué – singer and bandleader
  • Jerry Duplessis – Grammy Award-winning musical composer and record producer
  • Justin Elie – composer and pianist, one of the best-known composers outside of Haiti
  • Yanick Etienne – singer
  • Eddy François (singer) – founding member of Boukman Eksperyans and Boukan Ginen
  • Gardy Girault – electronic musician, DJ, record producer
  • Nicolas Geffrard – musician; composed Haitian national anthem
  • Jazz Guignard – distinguished by his completion of one of the first noncommercial recordings of Haitian music
  • Lee Holdridge – multi-award-winning Haitian-born composer
  • Imposs – Canadian rapper
  • Werner Jaegerhuber – known for composing "Messe sur les Airs Vodoussques"
  • Misty Jean – singer
  • Wyclef Jean – Grammy Award-winning singer and former member of The Fugees, hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician
  • Nemours Jean-Baptiste – composer and band leader; credited with being the inventor of compas direct
  • Val Jeanty – vodou electronica turntablist, percussionist and artist
  • Jimmy O – rapper
  • Kaytranada – DJ, record producer
  • Ludovic Lamothe – composer and virtuoso pianist
  • Andrée Lescot – folk singer; daughter of former President Élie Lescot
  • Ti Manno – singer, guitar player, keyboard player, and percussionist
  • Master Dji – rapper
  • MC Tee – rapper
  • Luck Mervil – songwriter-singer
  • Emeline Michel – singer
  • Michel Mauléart Monton – composer; notable for composing the classic song choucoune (known as yellow bird in the English version)
  • Emerante Morse – singer
  • Richard Auguste Morse – founder of a mizik rasin band, RAM, named after his initials, and famous in Haiti for their political songs
  • Beethova Obas – guitarist
  • Carlos Alfredo Peyrellade (1840–1908) – Haitian classical pianist and music educator
  • J. Perry – singer and songwriter; song Dekole inspired the theme of the 2012 Carnival and was awarded a Gold Disk Plaque
  • Qwote – singer
  • Fabrice Rouzier – pianist, producer, and entrepreneur
  • Sha Money XL – rapper
  • Sweet Micky – singer, politician
  • Webert Sicot – saxophone player, composer and band leader, and one of the creators of compas direct. He renamed the music cadence rampa after he left Nemours' band in 1962
  • Ti Ro Ro – drummer; known as 'King of the drum' in Haiti
  • André Toussaint – singer and guitarist
  • Won-G Bruny – rapper and entrepreneur
  • Édouard Woolley – tenor, actor, composer, and music educator

Naturalists and agronomists


  • John James Audubon – French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter (born in Saint-Domingue, the modern-day Haiti)
  • Jean-Baptiste Chavannes – agronomist, awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005
  • Marilise Neptune Rouzier – biologist and ethnobotanist
  • Jean Wiener – marine biologist, awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015

Political figures


  • André Apaid – politician and activist leader of Group 184, which helped oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide – President of Haiti
  • Prosper Avril – President of Haiti (1988–1990)
  • Jean-Claude Bajeux – political activist and professor of Caribbean literature
  • Marc Bazin – United Nations diplomat and World Bank official
  • Jean-Pierre Boyer – soldier and President of Haiti
  • François Capois – hero of the war of independence
  • Ulrick Chérubin – Canadian politician
  • Henri Christophe – King of Haiti (King Henri I)
  • Bonivert Claude – former governor of the Banque de la République d'Haïti
  • Jean Rénald Clérismé – politician, diplomat, and ambassador
  • Marie-Louise Coidavid – Queen of Haiti (1811–1820) as the spouse of Henri I
  • Philippe Derose – first Haitian elected to public office in the U.S.
  • Jean-Jacques Dessalines – Founding Father and Emperor of Haiti (Jacques I)
  • Emmanuel Dubourg – Canadian politician
  • Thomas-Alexandre Dumas – general in Revolutionary France, the highest-ranking person of color in a continental European army
  • François Duvalier – former President for Life
  • Jean-Claude Duvalier – President of Haiti
  • Simone Duvalier – First Lady of the 'Baby Doc' regime
  • Mathieu Eugene – U.S. New York City councilman
  • Jonathas Granville – soldier, diplomat, civil servant, musician and poet. He promoted the emigration of free Blacks from the U.S. to Haiti.
  • Joseph Balthazar Inginac – General of the Pétion-Boyer administration
  • Michaëlle Jean – former Governor General of Canada
  • Raymond Joseph – diplomat, political activist, journalist, Haitian ambassador to the United States (2005–2010)
  • Gérard Latortue – Prime Minister and official in the United Nations
  • Jacques Nicolas Léger – politician, diplomat
  • Toussaint Louverture – leader of slave rebellion, military general in the Haitian Revolution. He declared himself Governor for Life of Haiti.
  • Michel Martelly – musician (a.k.a. Sweet Micky) and President of Haiti
  • Alice Téligny Mathon – feminine activist
  • Vincent Ogé – revolutionary
  • Gerald Oriol Jr. - Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities
  • Ertha Pascal-Trouillot – provisional President of Haiti 1990–1991, the first woman to hold that office
  • José Francisco Peña Gómez – Dominican politician and activist
  • Charlemagne Péralte – nationalist leader and revolutionary
  • Alexandre Pétion – nationalist, revolutionary and first President of Haiti
  • Solange Pierre – human rights advocate in the Dominican Republic who worked to end antihaitianismo
  • Michèle Pierre-Louis – second female Prime Minister of Haiti (2008–2009)
  • René Préval – President (2006–2011)
  • Julien Raimond – agriculturalist and revolutionary
  • André Rigaud – military leader during the Haitian Revolution
  • François C. Antoine Simon – President (1908–1911)
  • Faustin Soulouque – Emperor of Haiti (Faustin I)
  • Sténio Vincent – President of Haiti (1930–1941)
  • Claudette Werleigh – first Haitian woman to become Prime Minister

Religion


  • Antoine Adrien – Roman Catholic Priest and liberation theology advocate
  • Eliezer Cadet – Vodou priest involved in the UNIA in the United States
  • Emmanuel Constant – Roman Catholic Bishop
  • François Gayot – Roman Catholic Archbishop
  • Gérard Jean-Juste – Roman Catholic Priest and rector of Saint Claire's church for the poor in Port-au-Prince
  • Mary Elizabeth Lange – founder of a Roman Catholic religious community for women
  • Chibly Langlois – Haiti's first Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • Mama Lola – Vodou priestess
  • Olin Pierre Louis – Roman Catholic priest in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Joseph Serge Miot – Roman Catholic Archbishop
  • Pierre-Antoine Paulo – Roman Catholic bishop
  • Guy Sansaricq – first Haitian-born Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States
  • Pierre Toussaint – philanthropist and candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church

Science


Sports


American football players

  • Jocelyn Borgella – former defensive back
  • Gosder Cherilus – offensive tackle
  • Gilles Colon – wide receiver
  • Pierre Desir – cornerback
  • Vladimir Ducasse – offensive lineman
  • Farell Duclair – fullback in the Canadian Football League
  • Jean Fanor – safety
  • Junior Galette – linebacker
  • Max Jean-Gilles – guard
  • Ricot Joseph – safety
  • Nico Marley - linebacker
  • Dadi Nicolas – outside linebacker
  • Kevin Pamphile – left tackle
  • Paul Raymond – wide receiver
  • Jonal Saint-Dic – defensive end

Basketball

  • Djery Baptiste – college basketball player
  • Kervin Bristol – professional basketball player currently playing for the KK Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League
  • Samuel Dalembert – former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association
  • Schnider Hérard – college basketball player
  • Osvaldo Jeanty – professional basketball player
  • Rudolphe Joly – professional basketball player
  • Antoine Joseph – professional basketball player in the American Basketball League
  • Robert Joseph – former professional basketball player who played in the Liga ACB in Spain for twelve seasons
  • Yvon Joseph – professional basketball player, the first Haitian to play NCAA college basketball in the United States
  • Skal Labissière – professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings in the National Basketball Association
  • Cady Lalanne – professional basketball player
  • Gino Lanisse – Haitian-Swiss professional basketball player, who played in the Swiss pro league
  • Marc-Eddy Norelia – college basketball player
  • Olden Polynice – professional basketball player
  • Pierre Valmera – retired professional basketball player, who played in the Swiss pro league

Boxing

  • Joachim Alcine – professional boxer
  • Azea Augustama – professional boxer; who qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games at light-heavy through a bronze medal finish at the second Americas qualifier; he also won the Golden Gloves in 2008
  • Andre Berto – professional boxer
  • Edner Cherry – Haitian-Bahamian professional boxer
  • Richardson Hitchins – Olympic boxer
  • Schiller Hyppolite – professional boxer
  • Dierry Jean – professional boxer
  • Jean Pascal – professional boxer
  • Melissa St. Vil – women's lightweight American boxer
  • Adonis Stevenson – professional boxer, current WBC light heavyweight champion
  • Bermane Stiverne – professional boxer, current WBC heavyweight champion, also the first boxer of Haitian descent to win a heavyweight title

Football

  • Ricardo Adé – professional football player
  • Jean Sony Alcénat – professional football player
  • Jean Alexandre – professional football player
  • Djimy Alexis – professional football player
  • Fritz André – professional football player
  • Wedson Anselme – professional football player
  • Eddy Antoine – professional football player who participated for Haiti at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
  • Carlens Arcus – professional football player
  • Ernst Atis-Clotaire, former professional football player; spent most of his career for AS Monaco FC
  • Wilberne Augusmat – professional football player
  • Arsène Auguste – former professional football player
  • Walson Augustin – professional football player
  • Jean-Herbert Austin – professional football player
  • Judelin Aveska – professional football player
  • Bidrece Azor – professional football player
  • Claude Barthélemy – professional football player
  • Pierre Bayonne – professional football player
  • Kervens Belfort – professional football player
  • Bicou Bissainthe – professional football player
  • Kensie Bobo – women's professional football player
  • Alexandre Boucicaut – professional football player
  • John Boulos – professional football player
  • Kimberly Boulos – professional women's football player
  • Samantha Brand – professional women's football player
  • Pierre Richard Bruny – professional football player
  • Davidson Charles – professional football player
  • Ricardo Charles – professional football player
  • Edens Chery – professional football player
  • Monès Chéry – professional football player
  • Alex Junior Christian – professional football player
  • Coupé Cloué – professional football player
  • Monuma Constant Jr. – professional football player
  • Antoine Craan – professional football player
  • Ronaldo Damus – professional football player
  • Johnny Descolines – professional football player
  • Jean-Claude Désir – professional football player
  • Jonel Désiré – professional football player
  • Wisline Dolce – professional women's football player
  • Rudy Doliscat – Canadian professional football player
  • Serge Ducosté – professional football player
  • Ronil Dufrene – American professional football player
  • Wagneau Eloi – professional football player
  • Ronald Elusma – professional football player
  • Lesly Fellinga – professional football player
  • Gabard Fénélon – professional football player
  • Pat Fidelia – professional football player
  • Gabriel Flambert – professional football player
  • Herby Fortunat – professional football player
  • Henri Françillon – professional football player
  • Christiano François – professional football player
  • Guy François – professional football player
  • Jacques Francois – professional football player
  • Jean-Baptiste Fritzson – professional football player
  • Brunel Fucien – professional football player
  • Joe Gaetjens – professional football player who scored the only goal in the United States's upset of England at the 1950 FIFA World Cup
  • Romain Genevois – professional football player
  • Peter Germain – professional football player
  • Yvrase Gervil – professional women's football player
  • Frantz Gilles – professional football player
  • Réginal Goreux – Belgian professional football player
  • Marc Hérold Gracien – professional football player
  • Wilde-Donald Guerrier – professional football player
  • Stéphane Guillaume – professional football player
  • Herve Guilliod – professional football player
  • Alain Gustave – professional football player
  • Charles Hérold Jr. – professional football player
  • Jean-François James – professional football player
  • Patrick Janvier – professional football player
  • Frantz Jean-Charles – professional football player
  • Bitielo Jean Jacques – professional football player
  • Jamil Jean-Jacques – professional football player
  • Ernst Jean-Joseph – professional football player
  • Jean-Dimmy Jéoboam – professional football player
  • Jean-Robens Jerome – professional football player
  • Mechack Jérôme – professional football player
  • Gérard Joseph – professional football player
  • Peterson Joseph – professional football player
  • Jacques LaDouceur – professional football player
  • Rosario Lauture – professional football player
  • Fritz Leandré – professional football player
  • Roody Lormera – professional football player
  • Jeff Louis – professional football player
  • Manoucheka Pierre Louis – professional women's football player
  • Wilfried Louis – professional football player
  • James Marcelin – professional football player
  • Kencia Marseille – professional women's football player
  • Frantz Mathieu – professional football player
  • Jean-Robert Menelas – professional football player
  • Pierre Mercier – professional football player
  • Rénald Metelus – professional football player
  • Pascal Millien – professional football player, currently playing for Sheikh Russel KC in the Bangladesh Premier League
  • Frandy Montrévil – professional football player
  • Wilner Nazaire – professional football player who participated for Haiti at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
  • Duckens Nazon – professional football player
  • Fabrice Noël – professional football player
  • Windsor Noncent – professional football player
  • Regillio Nooitmeer – Dutch professional football player
  • Sony Norde – professional football player
  • Vladimir Pascal – professional football player
  • Peguero Jean Philippe – professional football player
  • Bony Pierre – professional football player
  • Golman Pierre – former professional football player
  • Jean-Jacques Pierre – professional football player who currently plays for the French club SM Caen
  • Marie Yves Dina Jean Pierre – professional women's football player
  • Ricardo Pierre-Louis – professional football player
  • Frantzdy Pierrot – professional football player
  • Wilner Piquant – professional football player
  • Serge Racine – professional football player
  • Darline Radamaker – professional women's football player
  • Steeven Saba – professional women's football player
  • Widner Saint-Cyr – professional football player
  • Steeve Saint-Duc – professional football player
  • Leonel Saint-Preux – professional football player
  • Guy Saint-Vil – professional football player
  • Roger Saint-Vil – professional football player
  • Emmanuel Sanon – professional football player
  • Emmanuel Sarki – professional football player
  • Vaniel Sirin – professional football player
  • Richelor Sprangers - professional football player
  • Frantz St. Lot – professional football player
  • Antoine Tassy – former professional football player and manager of the Haitian national football team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup
  • Abel Thermeus – professional football player
  • Denso Ulysse – professional football player
  • Kénold Versailles – professional football player
  • Fabien Vorbe – professional football player
  • Philippe Vorbe – professional football player
  • Sébastien Vorbe – professional football player
  • Lindsay Zullo – professional women's football player

Other sports

  • Ronald Agénor – professional tennis player
  • Ludovic Augustin – Olympic sport shooter, part of the team that won Haiti's first Olympic medal, at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Ange Jean Baptiste – judoka who has participated internationally. She won a silver medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.
  • Maxime Boisclair – professional Canadian hockey player
  • Joel Brutus – judoka, won a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games
  • Dayana Cadeau – Haitian-born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder
  • Josué Cajuste – Paralympic athlete
  • Asnage Castelly – Olympic wrestler; founder of the Haitian Wrestling Federation
  • Silvio Cator – Former world record holder in long jump and Olympic silver medal winner at 1928 Summer Olympics
  • L. H. Clermont – Olympic sport shooter who was part of the team that won Haiti's first ever Olympic medal, a bronze in team free rifle at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Gerald Clervil – Olympic track and field athlete
  • André Corvington – Olympic fencer; competed in the individual foil event at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Dadi Denis – Olympic sprinter
  • Linouse Desravine – judoka
  • Destin Destine – Olympic sport shooter; part of the team that won the first Olympic medal for Haiti
  • C. Dupre – Olympic sport shooter
  • Victoria Duval – professional tennis player
  • Ginou Etienne – Olympic track and field athlete
  • Neyssa Etienne – professional tennis player
  • Gina Faustin – Olympic fencer; competed in the individual foil event at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Nadine Faustin-Parker – Olympic hurdler and medal winner at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games
  • Edrick Floréal – Olympic long and triple jumper who competed for Canada
  • Naomy Grand'Pierre – Olympic swimmer
  • Constantin Henriquez – Olympic Rugby player and footballer; co-founder of Haitian football
  • Yves Jabouin – mixed martial arts fighter
  • Nephtalie Jean-Louis – Paralympic athlete
  • Jeffrey Julmis – Olympic sprinter
  • Dieudonné LaMothe – long-distance runner, the first sportsperson from Haiti to take part in four Olympic Games
  • Ernst Laraque – judoka from Haiti, won a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games
  • Parnel Legros – former Olympic judoka
  • Steven Lorrius – sprinter in the Central America and Caribbean Championship
  • Aniya Louissaint – Olympic Taekwondo athlete.
  • Bertrand Madsen – former professional tennis player
  • Eloi Metullus – Olympic sport shooter; part of the team that won the first Olympic medal for Haiti
  • Jean-Louis Michel – a fencing master (born in Saint-Domingue)
  • Charles Olemus – Olympic track and field athlete
  • Barbara Pierre – track and field sprint athlete in the Pan American Games
  • Astrel Rolland – Olympic sport shooter
  • Claude Roumain – Olympic sprinter
  • Deborah Saint-Phard – Olympic shot putter at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Tudor Sanon – taekwondo athlete
  • Alain Sergile – swimmer who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Bruny Surin – 1996 Canadian Olympian, gold-medal-winning sprinter
  • André Théard – Olympic sprinter; competed for Haiti at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Léon Thiércelin – Olympic fencer; competed in the individual foil event at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Ludovic Valborge – Olympic sport shooter, part of the team that won Haiti's first Olympic medal, at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Sheila Viard – Olympic fencer; competed in the individual foil event at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Claude Vilgrain – Canadian professional hockey player