What’s in a name? A high IQ, apparently…

According to genealogy site MooseRoots, researchers have gathered 14,750 names of notable philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, artists, composers, Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows and identified the most common first names among them. Certain names link a child to some of the world’s most brilliant minds. 

If you’re having trouble picking a name for your future child and hoping to have a total child prodigy – here are the names that might just help…

MALE

John

Robert

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William

Charles

David

James

Richard

Johann

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George

Paul

Thomas

Peter

Joseph

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Mary 

Elizabeth

Maria 

Anne 

Margaret

Susan

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Ruth

Anna

Alice

Dorothy

Jane

Helen

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Charlotte

Did your name make it on this list? Tell us in the comments section below.

Source: Essential Baby

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