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First Names of Scientists

Based on the last name, guess the first names of these famous scientists from history.
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Last updated: October 21, 2015
First submittedMay 5, 2013
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First Name
Last Name
Isaac
Newton
Albert
Einstein
Niels
Bohr
Louis
Pasteur
Linus
Pauling
Enrico
Fermi
First Name
Last Name
Charles
Darwin
Marie
Curie
Pierre
Stephen
Hawking
Gregor
Mendel
Galileo
Galilei
First Name
Last Name
Nicolaus
Copernicus
Werner
Heisenberg
Tycho
Brahe
Max
Planck
Francis
Crick
Richard
Feynman
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level 32
May 31, 2013
Please allow Nils for Neils, that^s the genuine form
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level 50
May 31, 2013
Um. Noo...?
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level 32
Jun 1, 2013
Wait that looked like Neils to me yesterday. Don't know if I made a mistake or if it was corrected. Anyway, leave it.
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level 60
Mar 21, 2014
Don't feel bad I tried both Nils and Nels, figured they were looking for a different guy.
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level 53
May 31, 2013
It's official- I don't know many scientists first names!
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level 83
May 31, 2013
Reach me down my Tycho Brahe... first introduction to my now favorite Astronomer.
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level 20
Jun 1, 2013
Poor Brahe, Kepler winz while he loses.
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level 74
Feb 2, 2016
I didn't know about the moose, but I knew he had a metal nose.
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level 58
Jun 4, 2013
I wanted to put Mr. White for Heisenberg.
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level 77
Jan 4, 2016
I was going to say you should accept Walter.
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level 59
Feb 6, 2018
SAY MY NAME!
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level 73
Aug 27, 2013
Crap...I thought I knew Heisenberg...but i was uncertain.
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level 64
Mar 20, 2014
But I bet you knew how fast you were going.
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level 43
Dec 16, 2013
Can you accept Lewis for Louis?
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level 52
Feb 6, 2018
Louis is pronounced "Louie"
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level 49
May 1, 2014
What is up with all of these people requesting that incorrect answers be accepted?
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level 78
May 10, 2014
I knew them all except Crick. But what about Irène Curie?
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level 38
Jan 4, 2016
i know !!!!! or eve
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level 32
Aug 6, 2014
Only got 7/18 . I got Einstein , Newton , Curie , Galilei , Copernicus , Darwin and Hawking
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level 75
Dec 27, 2015
I suppose Howie won't be accepted for Mendel?
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level 76
Aug 23, 2017
Wayne wasn't accepted for Newton, and Sylvia wasn't accepted for Planck, either. :)
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level 35
Jan 4, 2016
Ouch only 5 I knew more but could not think of them.
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level 62
Jan 4, 2016
Great quiz! Many people study scientists and their work without even knowing their first names! I think you should either expand this quiz or make a second one.
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level 38
Jan 4, 2016
17/18 with 3 seconds and I was searching for what i had missed......pierre curie :/
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level 78
Jan 4, 2016
My above remark about Irène Curie still holds. She got the Nobel Prize too (and her name is really Curie while her mother's is Skłodowska).
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level 55
Aug 6, 2019
Actually not, she is more famous as Irene Joliot-Curie.
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level 83
Jan 4, 2016
Got hung up on Mendel this time. Wanted it to be Dmitri.
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level 78
Jan 4, 2016
Dmitri Mendeleev and Gregor Mendel ;).
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level 35
Jan 4, 2016
Thomas Edison should definitely be on this list. Don't know where the site got this one without him on it.
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level 45
Oct 8, 2016
He was an inventor/aggressive buyer of other people's patents to develop further, not a scientist in the strict sense. Einstein, Newtown, Darwin, Pasteur and Copernicus, by contrast all developed major modern scientific theories (Relativity, gravity, evolution, etc.)
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level 76
Nov 5, 2016
@Jbrommit Agreed.
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level 59
Feb 6, 2018
Generals don't fire weapons, but they are the ones that win wars.
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level 56
Mar 22, 2017
What is it with people saying "why don't you have x" on this quiz so often? If you want a quiz with the answers you want, you make it!
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level 59
Jan 6, 2016
More suggestions: Nikola Tesla Dmitri Mendeleev James Watson (co-'discoverer' of DNA with Frances Crick) Robert Oppenheimer ? Michael Faraday
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level 43
Jan 8, 2016
I was thinking some of these guys have to be named John, Arthur, Edwin, Tolstoy, Cecil, Robert... but Noooooooo... I didn't have a clue past Pasteur, Curie, Hawkin, Darwin, Einstein and Newton. Oh Well. Now I know. :)
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level 25
Jan 8, 2016
Hey i had nick and it was nicolas you should count nick
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level 76
Jun 17, 2016
How many people called him Nick though?
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level 46
Jul 7, 2016
While we're at it, I suppose you want him to accept Chuck Darwin, Al Einstein, Lou Pasteur, Steve Hawking, Greg Mendel, Frank Crick, and Dick Feynman too?
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level 67
Feb 4, 2018
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level 49
Jan 9, 2016
Stop the crying!!!... the names are the names... how can you ask "can you accept Peter instead of Pierre?"... why not Patrick, Pumpkin or Pluto Curie... there all start with a P...
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level 46
Jul 7, 2016
Pumpkin Curie would be a great name for a rock band.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2016
Please accept "Maria" for Marie Curie, as her real name was: when she was born - Maria Skłodowska; after marrying Pierre Curie - Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Also, please change the surname to the proper one as she never gave up her maiden name.
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level 50
Mar 1, 2016
Hey what about me? Say my name
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level 36
Feb 16, 2017
why did i think Curie's first name was Steph...
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level 63
Jun 24, 2017
This one could be much much longer... in fact it could be one if those A to Z quizzes
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level 77
Aug 23, 2017
oh.. typed in Neil for Bohr... didn't realize there were two of him.
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level 26
Aug 23, 2017
Hardest was Crick.
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level 37
Feb 4, 2018
Not if you're a geneticist!
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level 64
Feb 6, 2018
I'm so upset, I put Enrique instead of Enrico.
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
missed albert and max, also knew niels but now sure I would ve come up with it on my own. The others I just didnt know ( sometimes not even the last name) I got about half right. I m good with facts. Persons and history not so much (people come and go, facts/universal truths stay the same)
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level 48
Nov 18, 2019
I named my cat after Tycho Brahe
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level 44
Nov 20, 2019
watching Big Bang Theory actually helped with the quiz!
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level 55
Nov 20, 2019
The only thing one really could accept as well is Aage Bohr, the son of Niels Bohr. He won the Nobel prize himself so it should count
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level 67
Nov 20, 2019
So many people (like myself) are uncertain about Heisenberg.
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