Shared First Names #1

We give you the last names of 3 famous people. Guess the first name they share.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedSeptember 29, 2010
Times taken87,267
Average score66.7%
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Last Names
First Name
Washington, Bush, Clooney
Brown, Rather, Marino
Palin, McLachlan, Silverman
Sampras, Townshend, Best
Phelps, Jordan, Jackson
Hurley, Taylor, Banks
Bradbury, Charles, Kroc
Kudrow, Bonet, Loeb
Spielberg, Seagal, Tyler
Black, Johnson, Nicholson
Dickinson, Bronte, Post
Buchanan, Sajak, Benatar
Evert, Tucker, Rock
Dylan, Barker, Vila
Petty, Brady, Hanks
Last Names
First Name
Hamilton, Tripp, McCartney
Lewis, Sagan, Jung
Cho, Mead, Sanger
Kwan, Obama, Pfeiffer
Maddow, Weisz, McAdams
Biel, Simpson, Alba
Cooke, Houston, Walton
Lopez, Hudson, Garner
Bateman, Alexander, Giambi
Gates, Bradley, Nye
Reagan, Grace, Sinatra
Cheadle, Knotts, Rickles
Tebow, McGraw, Burton
Cronkite, Matthau, Payton
Quaid, Moss, Jackson
Level 40
Mar 29, 2013
Found this one incredibly easy for some reason.
Level 84
Mar 30, 2013
it's a pretty easy quiz. Most of the people on here are so well-known that you could guess them even with a single clue, but they provide two more just in case you don't get the first one.
Level 77
Sep 16, 2015
It was pretty easy for me, too, but there was usually at least one name in each group with which I was not familiar, so as you said it might be fun to try a similar quiz using fewer clues for each name. A single name would open too many possibilities for many of these.
Level 68
Jun 26, 2017
mostly pretty easy, but cho, mead, sanger got me... I vaguely recognize the names after seeing them but I wasn't gonna get that one.
Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
I think there were some nice red herrings, with sinatra alone everybody would guess frank, with obama everyone would say barrack (but yea immediately after michelle, since it is an unusual/uncommon last name)

brown would gives james, banks tyra, mcartney paul, houston whitney, jackson michael. Etc

Level 55
Mar 29, 2013
100% fun quiz
Level 19
Mar 29, 2013
Never heard of most of those people.
Level 34
Mar 30, 2013
I hate that for "Kwan, Obama, Pfeiffer" my first guess was Barack.
Level 84
Mar 31, 2013
The only other Baracks I know of are Barack A from Mortal Kombat 2 and Barack Obama's father.
Level 90
Jul 28, 2013
After Kwan, my first guess was Cookie.
Level 86
Sep 16, 2015
Well, she IS #1 on the west side! ;)
Level 68
Jun 26, 2017
Stay off the west side!
Level 75
Oct 2, 2013
Ha! Same here. I was so preoccupied with how stupid I was for trying that answer that I struggled with the rest.
Level 75
Aug 22, 2014
My second guess was Barry, before third time lucky
Level 84
Jul 28, 2017
I tried Michael again.
Level 43
Sep 16, 2013
100% with 2:07 remaining.
Level 50
Dec 18, 2013
I got only 14/30. This was way too much made for Americans. Example Dickinson should be Bruce, Hamilton should be Lewis, Loeb should be Sebastian etc. Almost 90% of names were "never heard" even when I saw the answers. Idea is still very good!
Level 87
May 14, 2014
Bruce Dickinson - he puts his pants on one leg at a time. Then he makes gold records.
Level 44
Jun 1, 2015
It was not too American at all. In most groupings there was at least one non-American and in any case at least one in each group was famous enough to make a decent guess. I'm British, by the way.
Level 71
Sep 19, 2021
You must spend too much time watching TV.
Level 46
Aug 1, 2014
Pat Benatar, not "Benetar"
Level ∞
Jul 9, 2015
Level 33
Aug 6, 2014
Hard quiz , 5/30 :(
Level 74
Aug 22, 2015
Initially thought you had misspelled Nighy for the "Bill" clue - Bill Nighy is probably more recognised internationally
Level 77
Jan 13, 2017
Just saw the Worricker trilogy. He's great.
Level 43
Sep 4, 2015
Fun quiz. Thanks!
Level 82
Sep 16, 2015
very easy 100% with 2:53 leftover. I would advise knocking it down to a pair of names to make it a bit more difficult. enjoyed it nevertheless
Level 56
Sep 16, 2015
When I read Black, Johnson.. I immediately typed Don. But there is no Don Nicholson.
Level 61
Sep 16, 2015
Thought of Kate Moss, Kate Jackson, and Kate Quaid.

There is a Kate Quaid, but I guess she is not very important.

Level 65
Nov 21, 2015
"Tebow, McGraw, Burton" - couldn't get past Ali McGraw and then had Ali Burton as a mental block. That's one for all you oil company hounds out there.
Level 43
Jan 30, 2016
A very good quiz. Well done!
Level 70
Jul 22, 2016
Never heard of any of the Jason, Sam or Margaret's.
Level 37
Nov 18, 2017
Excellent quiz. More please.
Level 72
Nov 7, 2018
I think Linda Tripp might have been the most esoteric inclusion.
Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
Love this type of quiz there is something there for everyone and nice red herrings :) well done
Level 51
Sep 3, 2019
ronald for reagan, alexander for hamilton, and barack for obama
Level 84
Feb 7, 2020
Who are Barack Kwan, Alexander McCartney, and Ronald Sinatra?
Level 48
May 11, 2022
Barack Kwan was a Cantonese politician but faced little success, the other two are failed musicians :þ
Level 74
Feb 4, 2021
Nice idea for a quiz. 27/30
Level 32
Feb 4, 2021
Cena, Travolta, Caudwell

ALL John