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From Paris to Ireland to Dakota to Brooklyn, many famous actors, actresses, and musicians share their names with famous places in the world. Some of these celebrities have names that are also cities in Europe, and others share a name with US states and cities. A few famous people even share their name with entire countries! Talk about human geography!

Who is the most famous person with a name that is also a town, city, or country? Paris Hilton tops our list. The reality TV star shares her first name with Paris, France. Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson, also shares her name with the City of Love, but Paris Hilton claims that Jackson was actually named after her. The Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom shares his name with the city of Orlando, Florida.

Dancing with the Stars alum Bristol Palin shares her name with the city of Bristol, Connecticut. Her mother Sarah Palin explained the name saying, “I worked at the Bristol Inn, and Todd grew up in Bristol Bay. But also, Bristol, Connecticut, is the home of ESPN. And when I was in high school, my desire was to be a sportscaster.” Hide and Seek actress Dakota Fanning shares her name with the US states of North and South Dakota.

Which place would you like to be named after? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Famous People Who Share Their Names with Places
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Reality TV star Paris Hilton shares her first name with Paris, France.

Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Zoolander, House of Wax, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, + more

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Brooklyn Decker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Famous People Who Share Their Names with Places
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Model and actress Brooklyn Decker shares her name with the borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Age: 29

Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Battleship, Just Go with It, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Stretch

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Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Famous People Who Share Their Names with Places
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Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom shares his name with the city of Orlando, Florida.

Age: 40

Birthplace: Canterbury, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Famous People Who Share Their Names with Places
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Hide and Seek actress Dakota Fanning shares her name with the U.S. states of North and South Dakota.

Age: 23

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Coraline, War of the Worlds, Man on Fire, I Am Sam

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