People With Place Names

These people have cities, states, or countries in their names. Guess who they are.
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Last updated: February 18, 2020
First submittedOctober 7, 2010
Times taken35,899
Average score65.0%
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Clue
Person
"Call of the Wild" author
Jack London
He's dreaming of a White Christmas
Irving Berlin
U.S. president who served two nonconsecutive terms
Grover Cleveland
Singer who will always love you
Whitney Houston
"Rocky Mountain High" singer
John Denver
Joaquin's brother
River Phoenix
"A Streetcar Named Desire" playwright
Tennessee Williams
Female Japanese propagandist of WWII
Tokyo Rose
Taos artist colony denizen who painted flowers
Georgia O'Keeffe
Heiress who was famous for being famous in the 2000s
Paris Hilton
"Training Day" star
Denzel Washington
Actor who starred as Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings"
Orlando Bloom
Former 49ers quarterback
Joe Montana
Served as a nurse in the Crimean War
Florence Nightingale
Eldest spawn of David and Victoria
Brooklyn Beckham
"Spiderman" actor
Tom Holland
Who's afraid of this author of "To the Lighthouse"?
Virginia Woolf
She starred in "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Dakota Johnson
Eldest daughter of Madonna, named for a miraculous town in France
Lourdes Leon
Daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, named after a country
Ireland Baldwin
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2013
yeah, they're flowers. right.
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2013
Hmmmm. I typed in "Tennessee Williams" and it didn't take it. I even spelled it correctly! Good puzzle overall.
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Level ∞
Aug 31, 2013
Fixed.
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2018
Yes. Flowers. They are... flowers.
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Level 86
Feb 18, 2020
Missed opportunity: Flo Rida
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Level 71
Feb 18, 2020
And Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2020
Fun fact: River and Joaquin's surname was Bottom until their parents changed it. Doesn't quite have the same movie star ring to it.
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2020
Fun fact 2: They all may have a place name now but they chose Phoenix because of the mythical bird.
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Level 71
Feb 28, 2020
Fun fact 3: You may wonder why Joaquin doesn’t have a nature-related name, like his siblings River, Rain, and Autumn – but he used to go by “Leaf”, and was credited as such in his first four movies, including the popular and critically-acclaimed “Parenthood”.
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Wait, so. . . his name was originally River Bottom?
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Level 87
Mar 4, 2020
Yes. River Jude Bottom was his official birth name.
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2020
Would've liked to see Rosa Luxemburg and Roy Lichtenstein.
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Level 76
Feb 19, 2020
Suggestion: Dusty Springfield
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Level 84
Mar 4, 2020
Best Tinder date of 2018 was a dancer studying at Julliard who was roommates with Lourdes.

Only 2 I missed were the other 2 celebrity kids. That's what I get for letting my National Enquirer subscription expire, I guess.

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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Eldest spawn rofl.
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2020
Ever so slightly US biased! There are only two answers who are neither American nor have an American place name.
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Not true! I count three: Tokyo Rose (though not technically an actual person. . .), Florence Nightingale, and Tom Holland. Four, if you count Irving Berlin for having been born in Russia and emigrating to the US when he was five.
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Level 87
Mar 4, 2020
Fun fact: The director of the original Child's Play was a guy who was also named Tom Holland.
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Level 73
Mar 4, 2020
Only slightly disappointed that it didn't accept Equatorial Guinea Baldwin
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2020
Sydney Crosby,

Milan Piqué Mebarak (Shakira's son)

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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Michael Jackson?
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2020
Great quiz! Was expecting to see Cuba Gooding, Jr., as well as any of numerous Chads or Jordans. Also Israel Kamakawiwoʻole should absolutely be added.
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Level 59
Mar 4, 2020
Only 51 for Montana?
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2020
How typical....i´m Dutch, yet i didn´t think of ´Holland´ as a possible answer. Netherlands would´ve been even weirder though. xD
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Irving is a place, just like Berlin, although I assume the latter is more famous :)
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2020
missed opportunity: Alexis Texas
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Level 84
Mar 4, 2020
Only a matter of time before people start naming their kids Eswatini.
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Level 87
Mar 4, 2020
I'm waiting for the guy who names his kid Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2020
I hope his surname is 'Smith'
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
Well, it beats South-Sudan ...
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Level 74
Jan 12, 2021
And Lahore
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2020
Are we really expected to pay attention to what celebrities name their non-famous children?
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
Weird names celebrities give their kids is usually the only thing I know about them, well and in which category they fall, if they are an actor or a singer, that's about it.
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Level 43
Mar 5, 2020
No one from the France family of nascar, thats a recommend for quiz 2
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
I thought you meant there was a French family called Nascar haha
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2020
But, isn't Cleveland named after Grover, and not the other way around? By that standard you should also include Madison, Lincoln, and Washington.
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Level 67
Mar 6, 2020
It's named after Moses Cleaveland.
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Level 68
Apr 29, 2020
What, I thought the president was Grover Washington. And I already knew the Training Day answer anyway.
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
Well Georgia and Virginia are there ( which I actually think maybe shouldn't be, they stood out for sure. Ofcourse many places are named after persons, and there might even be several more on this list.)
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
Israel Adesanya ?
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Level 76
Sep 29, 2020
Would have been funny if Madonna's kid's first name was a different city in France. Kid could have been Lyon Leon.