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05th Dec 2017

Men with these names are most likely to become dads in 2018


Orlaith Condon


According to new research, men with certain names are more likely to become parents next year than others.

Taking the average age of first-time dads into consideration, OK! Magazine assessed what men are likely to become fathers next year.

With the average age of first-time dads coming in at 33.2 years, the research looked at the most common baby names in 1985 and took it from there.

Yes, it’s simple really and the research has now put together the top 20 names of men who are likely to become dads next year.


1. Christopher

2. James

3. David

4. Daniel

5. Michael

6. Matthew

7. Andrew

8. Richard

9. Paul

10. Mark

11. Thomas

12. Adam

13. Robert

14. John

15. Lee

16. Benjamin

17. Steven

18. Johnathan

19. Craig

20. Stephen

This list comes after the list of women’s names that are most likely to become mothers in 2018 were released earlier this year.

Jessica was top of the list for two years running but this year there’s a new number one, none other than Emma.

Emma is followed by Laura and Sarah, Stephanie and Kirsty round out the top five.