Best baby names for brainiacs

What are the most common names when it comes to geniuses?

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Fancy your little brainiac as an author, a scientist, or perhaps even a Nobel prize winner?

Genealogy research website MooseRoots collated 14,750 names of famous philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, artists and composers and jotted up the most common first names on the list.

So if you reckon you’ve got the next Johann Bach, Charles Darwin or Mary Shelley on your hands, well, it can’t hurt...

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

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