Last Name Vocabulary

Based on the definition, guess the word that is also a famous person's last name.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: December 2, 2019
First submittedAugust 2, 2013
Times taken33,172
Average score59.1%
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Boat trip taken for pleasure
Tom Cruise
Young goose
Ryan Gosling
Card suit that outranks all others
Donald Trump
One who makes barrels
Bradley Cooper
Leader of the Catholic church
Alexander Pope
Person who steers a boat in
rowing (short version)
Courteney Cox
Sides of rivers
Tyra Banks
Metal worker
Will Smith
Wreath of flowers or leaves
Judy Garland
Shallow area of a river that
allows for crossing
Henry Ford
Randy Savage
Archaic way of saying "two"
Mark Twain
Bird that rises from its own ashes
River Phoenix
Luxurious country vacation home
David Villa
Hearty; robust
Nathan Hale
Administrative subdivision of a city
Hines Ward
One who has received a varsity letter
David Letterman
The rear of a boat
Howard Stern
Rapid. Or, a type of bird
Taylor Swift
Catholic leader in charge of a diocese
Joey Bishop
Marsh plant used for making
baskets or mats
Geoffrey Rush
Bob Dole
Level 83
Sep 24, 2013
Got everything except Nathan Robust. Not sure who that is. A few others took me a minute to figure out, including the Randy which is embarrassing after featuring the same guy on my famous Randys quiz. When I figured it out, as he would say.. "oooohh yeah."
Level 35
Sep 24, 2013
Nathan Hale, not Nathan Robust...
Level 60
Nov 27, 2015
He knows its Nathan Hale. He was just trying not to give the answer away.
Level 87
Mar 16, 2017
Which you've now done. :-)
Level 87
Jul 21, 2018
He's putting cheaters on the dole.
Level 61
Nov 27, 2015
oooooh, Yeah. The Macho man. oooh yeah.
Level 32
Sep 24, 2013
Thanks, that's really a creative one.
Level 71
Nov 27, 2015
One of these words is a word in my mother tongue, too: in Finnish, "villa" means "wool".
Level 56
Nov 27, 2015
Bit funny doing this almost 100% American quiz to suddenly come across David Villa. For those thinking "Who is Dayvid Viller?" his name is actually pronounced Davv-id Viya.
Level 28
Aug 2, 2017
Does anyone else have that moment when all you can think of for Howard is Howard Keel, then you convince yourself that you are spelling it wrong because that is a part of a boat, then you get all confused and don't answer the other questions?


Level 37
Sep 20, 2019
^ Same here. Could only think of Howard Keel.
Level 68
Feb 28, 2018
For the "metal worker" clue, I couldn't get past former governor of my home state (Massachusetts): William Weld!
Level 63
May 8, 2019
What about Pauly Shore as an addition?
Level 67
Apr 23, 2020
because he is one of the few people not included in this list, who has a last name that means something?
Level 67
Apr 23, 2020
I actually didn't know the bottom 2 words (and well, didn't know most of the people either, so was just a vocab game for me :) ).

And I tried quarter for ward, ward makes me think of a prison or a hospital.

other two I missed was ford and rush. so I got 17/22 :) Not bad at all if you don't know the people and the definitions and words are in a different language (knowing the words is one thing, the difficulty lies in that those words are not as easily triggered by a definition)

Level 72
Apr 24, 2020
"Dole" is more something given out rather than the more general "welfare". How about Bob "Noisy dog" instead?
Level 40
Jun 26, 2022
Damned Bob Dole.