The Top 10 Names of Geniuses

Giving birth any time soon? You might consider giving your child a "smart" name...

A geneology website, MooseRoots, has found the definitive list of the names of the smartest people.

After analysing 14,750 names of "notable philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, artists, composers, Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows", these were found to be the most common names of people in this group.

While of course, not every John or Mary is a genius - the list raises the possibility that some names are more "smart" than others. 

And no, middle names don't count!

Does it ring true to you? 


  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. William
  4. Charles
  5. David
  6. James
  7. Richard
  8. Johann
  9. George
  10. Paul


  1. Mary
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Maria
  4. Anne
  5. Margaret
  6. Susan
  7. Ruth
  8. Anna
  9. Alice
  10. Dorothy


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