During the first four years of the league, the Houston Comets' Cynthia Cooper won the award four consecutive times. The Los Angeles Sparks' Lisa Leslie won back-to-back in the subsequent two seasons. No other players have won the award in consecutive seasons, but Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, and Breanna Stewart have won the award twice. While some teams have won multiple championship since the dynasty years of the Comets and the Sparks, the match-up usually resulted in different MVPs. For example, in the Detroit Shock's three wins over six years, three different players won the award. As of the 2019, there have been two non-American Finals MVPs – Lauren Jackson of Australia (2010) and Emma Meesseman of Belgium (2019).
|Denotes player who is still active in the WNBA|
|Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player has won|
|Team (X)||Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won|
|Cynthia Cooper||Houston Comets||4||1997, 1998, 1999, 2000|
|Lisa Leslie||Los Angeles Sparks||2||2001, 2002|
|Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury||2009, 2014|
|Sylvia Fowles||Minnesota Lynx||2015, 2017|
|Breanna Stewart||Seattle Storm||2018, 2020|
- "WNBA history". WNBA.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2009-01-18.