Top baby names for parents who want rich kids – and some are quite ordinary

When it comes to baby names, it's not always easy to come to a decision.

But if you want your child to grow up to become a billionaire, then listen up now…

A new study has revealed the monikers most common among the rich and it includes some ordinary names. analysed the Sunday Times Rich List and the site's customer data to find the top 10 names for wealthy people.

And leading the way for the boys was David, followed by Alex, John/Jon, James and even Mark.

Meanwhile for the girls, Elizabeth/Elisabeth was the top choice, with Jasmine, Ruth, Leonie and Sofie also making the top five.

The research also showed that a name is associated with characteristics, behaviours and even facial appearance.

Aaron Harpin, founder of, said: "Picking a baby name has forever been a special and acutely traditional moment for parents all over the globe, and while we think tradition is very important, we also think that giving your baby a name that makes them statistically more likely to be successful is a kindness any child would wish for.

"There are roughly 2,000 billionaires in the world, and while many of their names vary, there are also a few that share a first name – and this, coupled with our own internal customer data, has allowed us to curate a list of the names most common among the very top level of the 1%.

"Of course there'll still be a lot of work to do once your baby is born, but using one of these names is certainly a start!"

Here are the top names:


  1. David
  2. Alex
  3. John/Jon
  4. James
  5. Mark
  6. Jeffrey/Jeff
  7. Larry
  8. Bill/William
  9. Rob/Robert
  10. Michael


  1. Elizabeth/Elisabeth
  2. Jasmine
  3. Ruth
  4. Leonie
  5. Sofia
  6. Whitney
  7. Zara
  8. Rachel
  9. Linda
  10. Isabella

Are you looking for more baby names?

Previously we shared the trendiest international names – so does your make the list?

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