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Name the Popes Quiz

There have been 266 popes. How many can you name? Fortunately, many of them used the same name!
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Enter their pope name, not their birth name
Year = year of election
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Last updated: November 1, 2018
First submittedJanuary 17, 2014
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Year
#
Name
2013
 
Francis
2005
XVI
Benedict
1978
II
John Paul
1978
 
John Paul
1963
VI
Paul
1958
XXIII
John
1939
XII
Pius
1922
XI
Pius
1914
XV
Benedict
1903
X
Pius
1878
XIII
Leo
1846
IX
Pius
1831
XVI
Gregory
1829
VIII
Pius
1823
XII
Leo
1800
VII
Pius
1775
VI
Pius
1769
XIV
Clement
1758
XIII
Clement
1740
XIV
Benedict
1730
XII
Clement
1724
XIII
Benedict
1721
XIII
Innocent
1700
XI
Clement
1691
XII
Innocent
1689
VIII
Alexander
1676
XI
Innocent
1670
X
Clement
1667
IX
Clement
1655
VII
Alexander
1644
X
Innocent
1623
VIII
Urban
1621
XV
Gregory
1605
V
Paul
1605
XI
Leo
1592
VIII
Clement
1591
IX
Innocent
1590
XIV
Gregory
1590
VII
Urban
1585
V
Sixtus
1572
XIII
Gregory
1566
V
Pius
1559
IV
Pius
1555
IV
Paul
1555
II
Marcellus
1550
III
Julius
1534
III
Paul
1523
VII
Clement
1522
VI
Adrian
1513
X
Leo
1503
II
Julius
1503
III
Pius
1492
VI
Alexander
1484
VIII
Innocent
1471
IV
Sixtus
1464
II
Paul
1458
II
Pius
1455
III
Callixtus
1447
V
Nicholas
1431
IV
Eugene
1417
V
Martin
1406
XII
Gregory
1404
VII
Innocent
1389
IX
Boniface
1378
VI
Urban
1370
XI
Gregory
1362
V
Urban
Year
#
Name
1352
VI
Innocent
1342
VI
Clement
1334
XII
Benedict
1316
XXII
John
1305
V
Clement
1303
XI
Benedict
1294
VIII
Boniface
1294
V
Celestine
1288
IV
Nicholas
1285
IV
Honorius
1281
IV
Martin
1277
III
Nicholas
1276
XXI
John
1276
V
Adrian
1276
V
Innocent
1271
X
Gregory
1265
IV
Clement
1261
IV
Urban
1254
IV
Alexander
1243
IV
Innocent
1241
IV
Celestine
1227
IX
Gregory
1216
III
Honorius
1198
III
Innocent
1191
III
Celestine
1187
III
Clement
1187
VIII
Gregory
1185
III
Urban
1181
III
Lucius
1159
III
Alexander
1154
IV
Adrian
1153
IV
Anastasius
1145
III
Eugene
1144
II
Lucius
1143
II
Celestine
1130
II
Innocent
1124
II
Honorius
1119
II
Callixtus
1118
II
Gelasius
1099
II
Paschal
1088
II
Urban
1086
III
Victor
1073
VII
Gregory
1061
II
Alexander
1058
II
Nicholas
1057
IX
Stephen
1055
II
Victor
1049
IX
Leo
1048
II
Damasus
1047
IX
Benedict
1046
II
Clement
1045
VI
Gregory
1045
IX
Benedict
1045
III
Sylvester
1032
IX
Benedict
1024
XIX
John
1012
VIII
Benedict
1009
IV
Sergius
1003
XVIII
John
1003
XVII
John
999
II
Sylvester
996
V
Gregory
985
XV
John
983
XIV
John
974
VII
Benedict
973
VI
Benedict
Year
#
Name
965
XIII
John
964
VIII
Leo
964
V
Benedict
955
XII
John
946
II
Agapetus
942
II
Marinus
939
VIII
Stephen
936
VII
Leo
931
XI
John
929
VII
Stephen
928
VI
Leo
914
X
John
913
 
Lando
904
III
Sergius
903
V
Leo
900
IV
Benedict
898
IX
John
897
II
Theodore
897
 
Romanus
896
VI
Stephen
896
VI
Boniface
891
 
Formosus
885
V
Stephen
884
III
Adrian
882
 
Marinus
872
VIII
John
867
II
Adrian
858
 
Nicholas
855
III
Benedict
847
IV
Leo
844
II
Sergius
827
IV
Gregory
827
 
Valentine
824
II
Eugene
817
 
Paschal
816
IV
Stephen
795
III
Leo
772
 
Adrian
767
III
Stephen
757
 
Paul
752
II
Stephen
741
 
Zachary
731
III
Gregory
715
II
Gregory
708
 
Constantine
708
 
Sisinnius
705
VII
John
701
VI
John
687
 
Sergius
686
 
Conon
685
V
John
684
II
Benedict
682
II
Leo
678
 
Agatho
676
 
Donus
672
II
Adeodatus
657
 
Vitalian
654
 
Eugene
649
 
Martin
642
 
Theodore
640
IV
John
638
 
Severinus
625
 
Honorius
619
V
Boniface
615
 
Adeodatus
608
IV
Boniface
Year
#
Name
607
III
Boniface
604
 
Sabinian
590
 
Gregory
579
II
Pelagius
575
 
Benedict
561
III
John
556
 
Pelagius
537
 
Vigilius
536
 
Silverius
535
 
Agapetus
533
II
John
530
II
Boniface
526
IV
Felix
523
 
John
514
 
Hormisdas
498
 
Symmachus
496
II
Anastasius
492
 
Gelasius
483
III
Felix
468
 
Simplicius
461
 
Hilarius
440
 
Leo
432
III
Sixtus
422
 
Celestine
418
 
Boniface
417
 
Zosimus
401
 
Innocent
399
 
Anastasius
384
 
Siricius
366
 
Damasus
352
 
Liberius
337
 
Julius
336
 
Mark
314
 
Sylvester
311
 
Miltiades
309
 
Eusebius
308
 
Marcellus
296
 
Marcellinus
283
 
Caius
275
 
Eutychian
269
 
Felix
259
 
Dionysius
257
II
Sixtus
254
 
Stephen
253
 
Lucius
251
 
Cornelius
236
 
Fabian
235
 
Anterus
230
 
Pontian
222
 
Urban
217
 
Callixtus
199
 
Zephyrinus
189
 
Victor
174
 
Eleuterus
166
 
Soter
155
 
Anicetus
140
 
Pius
136
 
Hyginus
125
 
Telesphorus
115
 
Sixtus
105
 
Alexander
97
 
Evaristus
88
 
Clement
76
 
Anacletus
64
 
Linus
33
 
Peter
+5
level 77
Jan 29, 2014
Are there any extant texts of the sermons preached by Pope Hilarius?
+8
level 77
Feb 13, 2014
I liked the one he did about the seven dirty words you can't say at Mass. A real knee-slapper.
+3
level 58
Feb 13, 2014
I miss pope George.
+4
level 77
Feb 13, 2014
I wonder if Hyginus was the one that decreed cleanliness is next to godliness....
+1
level 35
Feb 13, 2014
lol
+5
level 73
Feb 13, 2014
Was Lando pope before or after his time at Cloud City?
+1
level 83
Jan 30, 2014
Almost missed Callixtus (was spelling it Callistas) and Eleuterus (I swear I learned it Eleutherius). But the worst part, is I almost didn't guess Peter, mainly due to a conversation I was having with a Catholic friend about how the Popes have an unwritten rule to not choose that name...
+2
level 77
Feb 13, 2014
oh man. I forgot about Galactus completely.
+1
level 63
Feb 13, 2014
That's exactly why I didn't type "Peter." Duhh.
+1
level 77
Feb 13, 2014
Also, I wouldn't feel too bad about missing Peter. He wasn't really pope anyway. The early ones are not even bishops. Miltiades was the first bishop of Rome to really exert any sort of power like what the Popes of Catholicism's zenith had. The line back to Peter was of course retconned to try and give the Vatican more authority and legitimacy.
+1
level 72
Oct 29, 2014
Riiiight.
+1
level 77
Oct 14, 2016
Or it could be that popes are perfect and infallible, speak directly to god, and there was a man once who lived inside a giant fish. That's equally plausible.
+1
level 67
Aug 30, 2018
When I last read the Acts of the Apostles, it seemed to me that Peter had the primacy. He was prepared to listen to the arguments of others and change his mind because of them, but it read as though he was the boss.
+2
level 63
Feb 13, 2014
Argh, forgot about Sixtus! There have only been 5, and I was hoping Francis would take that name so he could be Pope Sixtus the Sixth. That's just fun to say. :)
+2
level 67
Feb 13, 2014
I gave up about the time I started thinking there was a Pope Prius.
+4
level 48
Feb 14, 2014
Got them all with 3:03 to spare. Just kidding, that sucked
+4
level 28
Feb 16, 2014
Please also add the latin name as correct (i.e. Marcus instead of Mark)
+1
level 46
Feb 18, 2014
I also tried Marcus but didn't Mark
+1
level 51
Feb 26, 2014
Took a while, but now I remember them all. Wonder how long it will take to forget them.
+1
level 59
Mar 24, 2014
Please add the latin names.
+1
level 71
Mar 18, 2015
Eugenius should work for Eugene.
+1
level 39
Dec 25, 2015
I'm surprised that there haven't been any popes named Jesus, Mark, Luke, Matt or Joseph.
+1
level 74
Oct 14, 2016
Most Biblical names are missing, like apostles, with notable exception of John and Paul
+1
level 84
Sep 24, 2017
There has been a Pope Lucius as well. I wonder why some are translated from Latin and others are not.
+1
level 66
Apr 7, 2016
Was there no Anastasius III?
+1
level 66
Apr 8, 2016
Googled my own musing. It seems Anastasius III was pope after Sergius III. He was pope from 911 to 913 and was succeeded by Lando.
+2
level 50
Aug 29, 2016
I really hope there's a Sixtus VI.
+3
level 70
Sep 19, 2017
and that he had a lisp
+2
level 77
Mar 21, 2018
and a sex tape
+1
level 62
Oct 14, 2016
I wonder if Pope Formosus was elected for his piety or for his looks...
+1
level 74
Oct 14, 2016
He's much more famous for what happened after his death ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaver_Synod
+1
level 62
Oct 15, 2016
Indeed.
+1
level 66
Oct 14, 2016
Hadrian for Adrian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adrian : Pope Adrian or Pope Hadrian may refer to: Pope Adrian I (772–795) Pope Adrian II (867–872) Pope Adrian III (884–885) Pope Adrian IV (1154–1159) Pope Adrian V (1276) Pope Adrian VI (1522–1523)
+1
level ∞
Oct 14, 2016
Okay
+3
level 49
Oct 17, 2016
The one I kick myself for missing is Lando. You know - Pope Calrissian.
+3
level 33
Nov 20, 2016
There was a pope named Hilarius? That's hilarious!
+1
level 62
Sep 13, 2019
I like there was one called Dionysius, must ve been a lot of wine around :)
+1
level 69
May 23, 2017
Wow, I thought Pope John Paul I was a mistake. He was only pope for 33 days!
+1
level 67
Aug 30, 2018
Died of a heart attack. The perils of smoking - even Popes aren't immune from that.
+3
level 65
Feb 27, 2018
I got Severinus only because I decided to start trying names from Harry Potter, and it apparently accepted Severus.
+1
level 25
May 23, 2018
Those who complete this quiz should receive a badge! It's so hard! Fun, though!
+2
level 47
Jun 10, 2018
How funny was Pope Hilarius?
+1
level 57
Sep 9, 2018
Interesting fact about the Johns: Popes John XVI and John XX did not exist. Apparently John XVI is an Antipope, and John XX was missed out to account for another pope that they thought had been missed out... but that missed out pope was also an Antipope.
+1
level 71
May 2, 2019
It says 266 in the instructions but 265 are listed
+1
level 71
May 3, 2019
Anastasius III (911-913) seems to be missing: Anastasius III on wikipedia
+1
level 66
Jun 1, 2019
Pope Urban X is missing!
+2
level 62
Sep 13, 2019
He is in the suburbs