Is it teething time for your little one?


So can the name you choose for your child inform how intelligent they’ll be in the future? Maybe not, but why not give them a head start? Plus there’s that whole self-fulfilling prophecy thing!


MooseRoots set out to consolidate a list of the smartest people who ever lived, so though compiling a list of 14,750 philosophers, writers, inventors, mathematicians, Nobel laureates and other clever so-and-sos they identified which names appeared most.


And the results are in. The 10 most common female genius names and the 10 most common male genius names are:



Top 10 names for male geniuses


1. John


2. Robert


3. William


4. Charles


5. David


6. James


7. Richard


8. Johann


9. George


10. Paul



Top 10 names for female geniuses


1. Mary


2. Elizabeth


3. Maria


4. Anne


5. Margaret


6. Susan


7. Ruth


8. Anna


9. Alice


10. Dorothy


Is your little one on the list? Or would you consider one of these for your new baba? They would certainly be in good company!




Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.