There are plenty of reasons for choosing a baby name. Tradition. Uniqueness. Maybe you just like the way a particular name sounds.
Or maybe you could choose a name that will leave your child destined for success – no, seriously. This is a thing.
UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian and his research team asked people to rate thousands of potential names on how successful, ethical, fun, caring and popular they seemed. The results were published in The Baby Name Report Card: Beneficial and Harmful Baby Names.
These are the names that were deemed the most “successful” – basically, the people that have the greatest chance at success in life.
Most successful names for boys
Most successful girls’ names