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Place Names as Common First Names

Can you guess these places that are also one of the 1000 most common first names in the United States?
# = number of people in the U.S. with that name
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list
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Last updated: July 14, 2021
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First submittedJuly 14, 2021
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Clue
Name
503,381
Country or river in the
Middle East
Jordan
452,130
Second most populous state
of Australia
Victoria
405,103
Capital of Texas
Austin
395,091
Capital of Wisconsin
Madison
353,944
Northwestern peninsula of
France known for crêpes
Brittany
330,662
The longest river in Ireland
Shannon
263,942
U.S. state bordering Maryland
Virginia
249,314
Capital of Mississippi
Jackson
226,392
Landlocked country in
northern Africa
Chad
183,882
Ruined ancient city in
modern-day Turkey
Troy
173,888
Australia's largest city
Sydney
173,015
Largest city on the coast
of Georgia
Savannah
145,386
Capital of Bulgaria
Sofia
111,213
Borough of New York City
Brooklyn
#
Clue
Name
98,678
City in Egypt founded by a
famous conqueror
Alexandria
78,874
U.S. state or Asian country
Georgia
75,171
Capital of Nebraska
Lincoln
73,690
River connecting NYC
and Albany
Hudson
70,536
Capital of Wyoming
Cheyenne
67,140
Capital of Chile
Santiago
62,492
Fourth most-populous urban
area in the U.S
Dallas
59,939
Country with a six-pointed
star on its flag
Israel
54,293
Capital of Tuscany
Florence
53,638
County in England which is
closest to France
Kent
48,397
River which passes through
the English city of Stoke
Trent
48,029
City in which Canary Wharf
is located
London
41,257
Major city near Disney World
Orlando
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2021
"Largest city on the coast of Georgia" i didnt even try this one because i thought "welp, idk any city in Georgia other than Tbilisi". when the quiz ended i just laughed at myself when i noticed it was about Georgia, US (i wouldn't know anyway). pretty funny
+8
Level 86
Jul 14, 2021
This is especially funny when you realize that there is another clue on the quiz specifically about the fact that "Georgia" is both a U.S. state and a country.
+11
Level 73
Jul 15, 2021
That's what I did as well... I even thought 'oh Georgia is given earlier in the quiz, bit of a giveaway'.

Anyway, needs some clarifying because the country is more important than the US state. It's pretty reasonable to default to the country. Personally I think one of the Georgia questions should be removed.

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Level 82
Jul 16, 2021
No clarification needed on a geography quiz. There are two options and not that many coastal cities to try.
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Level 79
Aug 7, 2021
Nah, part of taking these quizzes is figuring things like that out. That's what makes it challenging. There's really only two famous places named Georgia, and the quiz is about American names. Not hard to deduce. Savannah is a very important city in American history, especially during the Civil War. If it is hard for you and you miss the question, you've learned something new! That's the whole point.
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Level 79
Aug 6, 2021
I was thinking of the Asian city as well 🤦‍♂️
+8
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
Batumi is the largest city on the coast of Georgia.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2021
By the way Batumi is larger than Savannah.
+6
Level 66
Aug 6, 2021
Same here. I was a little surprised that it said 'on the coast' instead of 'on the coast of the Black Sea' and then couldn't remember the name Batumi.
+4
Level 61
Aug 6, 2021
I tried tblisi as well lmao... great minds think alike
+2
Level 71
Aug 9, 2021
Yeah, Batumi is such a nice name.
+1
Level 84
Jul 14, 2021
No Chad?
+1
Level ∞
Jul 15, 2021
Replaced Eugene with Chad.
+16
Level 66
Aug 6, 2021
How did he take it?
+2
Level 84
Jul 14, 2021
Quite similar to my quiz.
+24
Level 84
Jul 14, 2021
My son Chad has no idea how close he came to being named Upper Volta.
+6
Level 79
Jul 15, 2021
Burkina Faso for your next-born
+10
Level 79
Jul 15, 2021
Very US-centric.
+3
Level 68
Jul 15, 2021
I'm surprised Paris wasn't on the list - surely it is more famous both as a city and as a name than Eugene
+5
Level 79
Jul 15, 2021
I assume you mean Paris, Texas.
+8
Level ∞
Jul 15, 2021
Paris is not in the top 1000 most common first names in the United States. There are more than four times as many people named Eugune as there are Paris.
+2
Level 73
Jul 15, 2021
Only missed London because I’ve never heard of Canary Wharf.
+1
Level 75
Jul 17, 2021
"Thanks for the opportunity to learn about Canary Wharf!"
+1
Level 43
Jul 31, 2021
I only knew about it because I was marking interesting places around the U.S. Embassy.
+9
Level 82
Jul 15, 2021
Any chance you could specify that it's Georgia the state in the US for the question "Largest city on the coast of Georgia"? I thought it was talking about the country Georgia and was quite confused
+3
Level 67
Jul 23, 2021
Imagine if your first name was London and your last name was Bridge.
+1
Level 36
Apr 8, 2024
and then said person falls down
+6
Level 65
Aug 6, 2021
@Largest city on the coast of Georgia

I try "Batumi" for 3 or 4 time lol

+2
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
Seriously - London?
+2
Level 56
Aug 6, 2021
I know. If I ever have a daughter I think I might name her Washington DC just to return the compliment.
+1
Level 69
Aug 6, 2021
I'm so ashamed I didn't even guess my own real first name. The ancient city in Turkey. Shows you how much I don't know.
+1
Level 59
Aug 6, 2021
The river through Stoke is a tough one (even for those of us from England).
+8
Level 68
Aug 6, 2021
Don't you know it as Stoke on Trent? Although when thinking of the Trent the first city to mind is Nottingham.
+2
Level 56
Aug 6, 2021
The problem is maybe that there are so many Stokes.
+5
Level 68
Aug 6, 2021
Isn't Charlotte a city, in North Carolina? Don't know about the USA but there's loads of girls called Charlotte in the UK.
+3
Level 82
Aug 6, 2021
Yes, lots of Charlottes in the US too. I was also surprised not to see Chelsea on here, since I thought that was quite popular.
+2
Level 74
Aug 6, 2021
Some of these are pretty "out there". I don't personally know one person with the names: London, Dallas, Savannah, Trent etc.
+4
Level 82
Aug 6, 2021
May be generational. I went to school with a couple Dallases and a Savannah. I think London is a bit younger and Trent a bit older -- the only one I can think of is Trent Lott.
+2
Level 59
Aug 6, 2021
I know so many people named Savannah lol
+1
Level 71
Aug 9, 2021
Trent Reznor?
+1
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
I never heard of the name Cheyenne
+3
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
The largest city on the coast of Georgia can also be Batumi.
+7
Level 62
Aug 6, 2021
And how many Americans do you know with the name Batumi‽
+4
Level 56
Aug 6, 2021
You should probably note that it is the American Georgia and not the Asian one.
+1
Level 82
Aug 6, 2021
It's a quiz about American names...
+3
Level 43
Aug 6, 2021
With places from all over the world......
+2
Level 72
Aug 6, 2021
Surprised Charlotte isnt on here
+1
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
Troy was an interesting one
+1
Level 56
Aug 6, 2021
how is the fourth most populous urban area dallas?
+2
Level 60
Aug 6, 2021
Probably because there is less people living there than in NY, LA and Chicago, but more than in Houston, Washington, Miami and the rest. But that is just a guess, maybe there is a different reason.
+1
Level 59
Aug 6, 2021
wowzers i got 23/27
+1
Level 66
Aug 8, 2021
Jackson but no Jacksonville? Is this using nicknames or do Americans like to make their names short and sharp?
+1
Level 56
Aug 8, 2021
I have known several girls named London. Cheyenne is very popular in the U.S. also. (Charlotte, not-so-much.)