The top 10 first names of the greatest ever male and female geniuses have been revealed 5 years ago

The top 10 first names of the greatest ever male and female geniuses have been revealed

If your name is on this list, you've got a lot to live up to.

Genealogy website MooseRoots has figured out the most common first names of male and female geniuses.

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They compiled the information by going through a database of 14,750 notable philosophers, mathematicians, writers, artists, composers, poets and Nobel Prize winners.

But for some reason they missed 'Lionel', so we guess five Ballon d'Ors just doesn't cut it...

Anyway, here are the findings:

The top 10 first names for male geniuses:

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

The top 10 first names for female geniuses:

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

If your name is John or Mary, don't get too carried away - they are two of the most common names in the world so it only follows that there would be a few geniuses with those titles.

What surprised us the most is that there's no sign of JOE on there. Weird...

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