IF you’re currently expecting a little one and want them to be successful in life, it seems you need to give them a name which can be shortened.
The boys and girls which earn the most out of the top 100 most popular names has been revealed.
The list was compiled by jobseeker website Adzuna, who analysed 1.5 million CVs submitted to its service.
Examining statistics, they revealed the most popular names which have the highest earning potential.
For women, Rose was top with £30,099, followed by Eleanor on £28,413, and in third place was Alice with £28,396.
Next was Amelia, who earns £27,645, and making up the top five is Lucy with £27,445.
For boys, the most popular high earner was Leo, who raked in £41,722, followed by Oscar with £37,786, and in third place is George, who will make £37,342.
Next was Oliver, who will earn £35,536, then Charlie who looks set to earn £33,298.
Overall, the names which will actually earn the most don’t appear in the list of most popular baby names.
For women the highest earning name was Liz, raking in £38,792.
Top five most popular girls’ names with the highest earning potential
- Rose £30, 099
- Eleanor £28,413
- Alice £28,396
- Amelia £27,645
- Lucy £27,445
For men it’s Ed, and they earn a lot more each year – £61,362.
Making up the top five for women are Jo, on £38,741, Michele is third earning £36,305, in fourth place is Alexis with £36,240, while Jean’s earn £35,468.
For men, the next highest earner is Bill, who makes £56,731, followed by Geoff on £53,991, in third place is Bob on £53,025, and making up the top five is Mike, who earns £52,986.
Top five most popular boys’ names with the highest earning potential
- Leo £41,722
- Oscar £37,786
- George £37,342
- Oliver £35,536
- Charlie £33,298
Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, commented: “Ed and Liz top the chart of most valuable names in the UK, meaning workers with these names are worth the most to potential employers.
“As a rule of thumb, those with traditional names consistently rate as higher earners.”
“New mums and dads may want to bear this in mind when christening their babies.”
Interestingly, a lot of names in the top ten for both genders were nicknames.
From Phil and Dave to Sue and Kate, it seems giving your child a name which can be shortened could see them earning a bigger paycheck.
Top ten girls’ names with the highest earning potential
- Liz £38,792
- Jo £38,741
- Michele £36,305
- Alexis £36,240
- Jean £35,468
- Philippa £35,027
- Sue £35,013
- Anne £34,466
- Carolyn £34,355
- Kate £33,825
Doug added: ”It’s interesting that the most successful workers typically use a nickname in their professional lives.
“This could signal an informality and approachability that has helped them climb the career tree.
“Or it could reflect the confidence that comes with success.
Top ten boys’ names with the highest earning potential
- Ed £61,362
- Bill £56,731
- Geoff £53,991
- Bob £53,025
- Mike £52,986
- Phil £52,900
- Dave £52,291
- Andy £51,904
- Ken £51,157
- Tim £51,146
“Either way, jobseekers may want to try adopting a nickname to help secure the highest pay levels possible.”
But he noted that men were still earning more than women on average, adding: “Also of note, the highest earning names are typically seen as ‘male’ names, showing there is still work to do to close the gender pay gap.”
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