We all want our children to get the best start in life, but did it ever occur to you that just picking the right baby name could help your little one become rich and successful?
Well, you might be in luck as a new study has revealed names for boys and girls that are linked to higher salaries.
Researchers from The Knowledge Academy used data from job site Adzuna’s ValueMyName, where they got names and salaries from over 500,000 CVs, and worked out the average earnings for the top 1,200 names.
The top three names for boys were Oscar, followed by George and Oliver. At the bottom, Jack, Jacob and Muhammad were the three names with the lowest earnings.
For girls, Lily topped the list, followed by Isabella and Ella. On the other end of the scale, Olivia, Jessica and Mia ended the list.
Earlier this year, baby name website Nameberry said wealth and fortune that should be inspiring mums and dads to be.
Linda Rosenkrantz of Nameberry shared her theory that the more successful sounding your child’s name is, the more successful they will become – like a self-fulfilling prophecy right from birth.
She’s shared the names most likely to give you a little millionaire, and we’re pretty sure you’re going to recognise the thinking behind a few monikers on the list.
Linda’s suggestions are based on rankings of the richest people in the world, taken from Forbes and therichest.com.
According to Linda, being name twins with some of the most powerful people in the world could help give your tot a head start in life. In the boys’ list, Bill after Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) sits in the top spot, with Mark after Mark Zuckerberg (creator of Facebook) also making an appearance.
Millionaire boys’ names
When it comes to the girls, there are some more unique-sounding choices but rest assured, many of them are still inspired by powerful, successful women.
Taking a glance at the list below and you might recognise Alice of Alice Walton (the woman behind American healthcare giant Walmark), and Jacqueline like Jacqueline Mars (creator of one of our favourite chocolate bars).
Millionaire girls’ names
Linda recognises that some names like Bill and Mark could come across as a little common, so it’s also advisable to pick a name for your child that will stand out and help them make an impression. Apparently, if you want your mini-me to get rich, the best names to pick are ones with associations of wealth, so while you’re choosing something individual sounding, you should also have money on your mind.
Linda says: ‘A more obvious approach would be to use names and words and brands associated with luxury and great wealth – all of which are conceivable baby names.’
That’s where these luxurious-sounding names come in handy. There’s no doubt your little man will sound flash with a name like Bentley or Midas. Equally, a little lady named Diamond is sure to sparkle.
Luxurious boys’ names
Luxurious girls’ names
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