Can Your Name Determine Your Career?

We all know that the names given to us at birth can impact our lives in immeasurable ways, but can they also help predict our careers?

Venture capitalists, for instance, are more likely to have individuals named Joanna, Guy, Shawn, Nicholas or Alexander than the general population.

App company here conducted an analysis of public records data to find the six most disproportionately common names among each of 37 different occupations.

Explaining the concept, developer Mark Edmond wrote:

“Take Elvis, for example. There aren’t all that many Elvises out there, but a particularly high percentage of them are musicians. As a result, Elvis ranks high among musician names. Elvis isn’t the most common name among musicians — that’s likely to be John or some other very popular name. What’s interesting is that it’s way more common among musicians than you might expect, given how rare it is. In other words, it’s common in that profession relative to its overall frequency.”

Peep the infographic below. (click to enlarge)

To search for a name, CTRL+F Verdant Lab’s list of the occupations and names:

Accountant: Maribel, Charmaine, Kurtis, Mindy, Adele

Biologist: Stuart, Suzanne, Sara, Cheryl, Janet

Car Salesman: Clay, Travis, Pete, Allen, Bob

Drummer: Joey, Mickey, Billy, Chad, Tommy

Electrical Engineer: Harvey, Eugene, Bernard, Edwin, Charles

Farmer: Duane, Marlin, Delbert, Darin, Mavis

Firefighter: Brandon, Darren, Ryan, Jason, Jeremy

Fitness Instructor: Virginia, Rebecca, Julie, Pamela, Karen

Football Coach: Rich, Mike, Bill, Dan, Jim

Football Player: Reggie, Jermaine, Darnell, Quinton, Nate

Geologist: Henry, Frederick, William, Leonard, Hugh

Golfer: Bud, Willie, Tommy, Bobby, Johnny

Graphic Designer: Vanessa, Alison, Diana, Jan, Kurt

Guitarist: Mick, Richie, Trey, Sonny, Buddy

Hair Stylist: Lori, Raymond, Patricia, Susan, Robert

Historian: Herbert, Adrienne, Henry, Emma, Theodore

Insurance Salesman: Dalton, Garrett, Patty, Brent, Clark

Interior Designer: Elise, Marjorie, Martha, Lynne, Bonnie

Journalist: Alastair, Gideon, Hanna, Jonah, Louisa

Judge: Archibald, Lise, Josiah, Clement, Louise

Lawyer:  Norton, William, Sanford, Cecily, Augustus

Librarian: Nanette, Margot, Abigail, Johanna, Eleanor

Mechanic: Dave, Patrick, Randy, Fred, Jerry

Meteorologist: Joe, Bill, Scott, Mike, Jeff

Photographer: Zoe, Bruno, Hugo, Annie, Noah

Poet: Celia, Hannah, Edgar, Edmund, Dorothy

Police Officer: Louis, Kevin, Wayne, Kim, Timothy

Rabbi: Chaim, Shlomo, Judah, Meir, Yosef

Race Car Driver: Robbie, Johnny, Bobby, Sebastian, Luigi

Rancher: Boyd, Leland, Leroy, Judy, Roy

Social Worker: Jeannette, Stella, Penelope, Constance, MArsha

Soldier: Zachary, Jacob, Jeremy, Kyle, Joshua

Songwriter: Richie, Mick, Sonny, Benny, Billy

Stuntman: Eddie, Erik, Alex, Ben, Terry

Surgeon: Sherwin, Harris, Barrett, Sanford, Holly

Venture Capitalist: Joanna, Guy, Shawn, Nicholas, Alexander

Veterinarian: Wayne, Sara, Peggy, Tracy, Gene

Waiter: Joshua, Sarah, Amy, Elizabeth, Lisa

h/t: Bustle
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