First Names A - Z by Picture

Can you guess the first names of the people in these pictures?
First name only. No last names.
For U, it's technically his middle name.
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Quiz by joez
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Last updated: April 4, 2019
First submittedFebruary 26, 2019
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Level 73
Apr 3, 2019
Nicolas should be accepted!
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2019
Nicolas Cage doesn't even spell his name with an H.
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
Fixed
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2019
And he spells "Nic" without a "k", I am almost certain.
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2019
I was sailing right along until Z. No idea what that is.
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Level 58
Apr 5, 2019
Same. I got it by typing ZACH. ZACK. ZANE bingo!
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Level 76
May 23, 2019
You lucky, lucky person (someone, that is, not Larry)
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Level 76
May 24, 2019
you clearly do not have teenage daughters
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Level 78
May 25, 2019
I had no idea on that one, either. My granddaughters don't talk about him. (Got Olivia and Xavi by guessing, but none of the Z names worked for me - I even tried Zinedine.)
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2019
I knew most, there were a couple that I took a guess and got them but came to Z and said who is that? I had to look him up and still question who's that? Definitely doesn't fit with the rest shown.
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2019
zoe saldana, zelda fitzgerald, zsa zsa gabor, mao zedong, zebediah springfield, zachary quinto, zachary taylor (president or power ranger), zac ephron.. lots of alternatives for z
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
I don't see anyone complaining about the inclusion of Kirk Douglas or Judy Garland, both of whom are less guessed currently than Zayn Malik. I think this might be an age-related thing. Zayn was part of One Direction and is now a successful solo artist.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2019
Yes but we all know we SHOULD know those people more than we should know Zayn. So it's sort of like a self-shaming kind of thing. :-}
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Level 83
May 23, 2019
Do you mean Jebediah Springfield?
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Level 58
May 23, 2019
And Zane is one of those alternatives. What's the problem?
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Level 77
Apr 4, 2019
Never heard of that guy either. Missed Judy too, but that was due to a brain fart.
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Level 68
May 23, 2019
I didn't get that one but knew who it was when I saw the name. Makes sense to have a couple people who have become famous more recently like him and Taylor Swift. A 15 year old doing this quiz would likely know them a lot better than Judy Garland or kirk douglas
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2019
Who is M?
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2019
Bloomberg
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Level 73
Apr 4, 2019
I got that one just by guessing a random name with M, before even looking at the picture. Had I done that first, I would have been stumped.
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2019
M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming's James Bond book and film series; the character is the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6—and is Bond's superior.
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
haha. love this
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2019
There's no H in Nicolas Cage's name.
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2019
In 20 years only 13 of these will be remembered.
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Level 85
Apr 4, 2019
Considering 10 of them have been dead for at least 20 years, which 3 of the remaining 16 are going to remembered? Is it Bowie, Reagan, Gagarin or Sinatra?
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
"People won't remember Britney Spears in twenty years".

-Everyone's dad in 1999

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Level 72
Apr 5, 2019
Britney who?
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Level 74
Feb 27, 2021
#freebritney
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Level 68
May 23, 2019
with the exception of Taylor Swift and the one direction guy I'm pretty sure most of these people have already been well known for over 20 years
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2020
In right now only 14 of these could be remembered by me
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Level 71
Apr 4, 2019
Did anybody else get "X" just by guessing "Xavier"? It was the only name beginning with X that I knew.
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Level 90
Apr 4, 2019
*Sheepishly raises hand. I knew he played for Barca, but couldn't remember his name.
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Level 40
Apr 5, 2019
No, because he is one of the most famous football players of the last generation.

Xavi Hernández. who is mostly known as Xavi because he didn't play with his last name on the back of his shirt.

He played for Barcelona and the Spanish national team.

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Level 80
Apr 8, 2019
Not only one of the most famous, but also one of the finest of his generation, perhaps of all history
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Level 64
Apr 9, 2019
Thank you for answering for all of us. I got it by trying Xavier.
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Level 65
Oct 22, 2019
Xavi is the short and most common form of Xavier. You only go with the full name when you are an old professor in a wheelchair.
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Level 21
May 24, 2019
That's how I got him.
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Level 71
Apr 4, 2019
The world sure is white.
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Level 62
Apr 5, 2019
No its not but this quiz happens to have mostly white people. Would you say the same thing if it was all black or asians instead? If you really have a problem with that for some reason, make your own quiz.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2019
No, he would say exactly the same thing, because the world actually *is* mostly Asian and black.
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Level 82
May 23, 2019
yes please make a picture quiz about first names of random Chinese people. I'm sure everyone would love that. It will probably win some award, too.
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2019
Louis Armstrong is "white," now? When you went to Tajikistan did you criticize them for being too white, too? Is this really the best thing you have to be preoccupied with?
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Level 75
May 23, 2019
No, but people who live in predominantly white countries, in a world dominated by "white culture" (quotes for crude concepts), are more likely to know white people. If this quiz went with 18% "Chinese", 17% "Indian" and 4% "Indonesian" faces (not that this is mathematically possible), it would be approximately representative of the world population but absolutely not representative of the average Jetpunker's knowledge. In a few decades, or whenever political and cultural hegenomy has shifted, white people might be expected to recognize lots of famous Chinese people.
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Level 42
Apr 5, 2019
The only two I didn't know were the current celebrities. I guess I'm getting old.
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2019
I must be getting old too. I can't believe Judy Garland is below 50% recognition.
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Level 58
May 23, 2019
I'M GLAD I DIDN'T KNOW ZAYN.....
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Level 84
Jun 4, 2019
Hooray for ignorance!
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Level 68
May 23, 2019
Ulysses was Grant's middle name. His first name was Hiram.
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Level 70
May 23, 2019
Yes, that's noted up top.
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Level 76
May 23, 2019
Pardon my ignorance, but Olivia who?
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Level 69
May 23, 2019
Olivia Wilde. Made famous by her role "13" on the show "House". Plus...she's beautiful.
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Level 76
May 24, 2019
Ta. Never heard of her, but at least I know who she is now
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Level 58
May 24, 2019
Got 'em all---with the exception of X & Z...too obscure for me.
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Level 21
May 24, 2019
Who is Q?
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Level 76
May 24, 2019
BlackLab already did the James Bond joke earlier
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Level 41
Oct 2, 2020
As in Zayn from One Direction?
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Level 38
Apr 3, 2021
Can everyone just stop complaining about Zayn? It's okay that you may not know him but a lot of people do and there might be more famous people with a Z but still..... I really liked this quiz :)
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Level 57
Apr 22, 2021
For anyone looking for a younger person's (22yo male) perspective on the inclusion of Zayn Malik: I got him without having to think at all, lol. The people I didn't recognize on this quiz were Kirk, Sophia, and Patrick. I also missed Judy Garland and Michael Bloomberg but I definitely know them (I would've got Judy had she been in Dorothy's costume, and I chalk up missing Mike to the astonishing difference in hairlines from the photo in the quiz to the time of his 2020 campaign). I happened to guess Olivia and Xavi but I don't know them either. Older celebrities aren't my strong suit but, hey, at least I knew Boris.