Mysql how to select only 1 item (row) from column?

If I have this table, how do I select only 1 row each? for example 1 from felipe and 1 from pedro:

id name value
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1 felipe 2
2 felipe 4
3 felipe 3
4 pedro 3
5 pedro 6
6 pedro 2

thanks for any help
Update: The table has more than 30000 rows, some items are repeated 3 times some 20 times, I just need 1 per item

thank you all for the time
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