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The Smartest Names Revealed! Does Your Name Make the Grade?

Think you’ve got a bit more brains than the average joe? Perhaps it has something to do with your name!

Nameberry recently shared the top 20 smartest names for boys and girls after surveying lists of Mensa members, Nobel Prize winners and notable scientists and thinkers, plus combined variants of these names.

It’s all very scientific (okay, probably not), but it is just a bit of fun so let’s see which names make the list, shall we?

We also want to point out that NONE of the Mum Central team’s names made the cut.

Smart names for girls

  • Marie
  • Elizabeth
  • Ellen
  • Susan
  • Ada
  • Barbara
  • Irene
  • Jane
  • Nadia

Smart names for boys

  • John
  • Robert
  • William
  • James
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Richard
  • Charles
  • Carl
  • Paul
  • Michael

Names that mean ‘intelligent’ or ‘wise’

  • Hugo
  • Sage
  • Ethan
  • Athena
  • Sophie/Sophia
  • Odin
  • Alfred/Alfie
  • Hugh
  • Raymond
  • Minerva
  • Alden
  • Cato
  • Ramona
  • Minnie
  • Veda
  • Reina
  • Aldo
  • Senan
  • Sonia
  • Zella
  • Akira
  • Hubert
  • Shannon
  • Aldrich
  • Zosia
  • Ved

Names of future millionaires

Nameberry also recently shared their predictions for the names of our next-gen of millionaires including:

  • Bill/William
  • Amancio
  • Alice
  • Christy
  • Warren
  • Carlos
  • Jeff
  • Elon
  • Abigail
  • Susanne
  • Mark
  • Larry
  • Lawrence
  • David
  • Iris
  • Gerald
  • Gina
  • Georgina
  • Roman
  • Laurene
  • Salma
  • Jacqueline
  • Liliane
  • Yelena
  • Muccia

What to read next

We’ve got plenty more baby name predictions and trends to read through. See which women and men will get pregnant this year with The Names of the Women Most Likely to Have a Baby in 2021.

You can also check out the baby names predicted to steal the spotlight this year as well as the top trends. 


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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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