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01st Jun 2022

Children with these names are statistically more likely to be successful

Melissa Carton

Does your child have one of these names?

Shakespeare once asked would a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?

To be honest it probably would but it does beg the question of how much names can influence us and those around us. For instance, can some names make us more successful?


Apparently they can so it might be something to keep in mind if you’re still in the baby name choosing process.

According to a recent study there are certain names shared by some of the most successful people in the world and people with these names are statistically more likely to do better.

The study which looked at over 20,000 famous individuals found that these ten boys names and ten girls names kept cropping up again and again.

So what are they? Here is the full list below.

Top Ten Successful Boys Names

  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. James
  4. Michael
  5. William
  6. Richard
  7. David
  8. Tom
  9. Chris
  10. Steve

Top Ten Successful Girls Names

  1. Kate
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Anne
  4. Mary
  5. Margaret
  6. Jennifer
  7. Laura
  8. Julie
  9. Patricia
  10. Susan

So there you have it. If you want your child to be bless with fortune and fame you really can’t go wrong with one of these names.

Personally neither of my children’s names were mentioned but their middle names were so I wonder if that counts at all….

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