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"sounds familiar" or "it rings a bell" phrases but a Japanese version

I think that a potential match for what you are looking for is the following: ピンと来る The third or fourth definition linked is probably what you are looking for. ピンと translates to 'intuitively', and ...
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"sounds familiar" or "it rings a bell" phrases but a Japanese version

(Posting as an answer rather than a comment) I think 「(名前くらいは)聞いたことがあるような」 may work, 'I feel as if I've heard of [the name] before'.
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