Baby names with the highest earning potential: Is yours on the list?

Baby name lists are reading material for most expectant mums looking for inspiration on what to call their new arrivals.

While popular names can seem to be ever-changing, some traditional names manage to stand the test of time.

Others fly into popularity seemingly out of nowhere perhaps thanks to a celebrity couple’s imagination or a trending TV show.

However, we were intrigued to hear that what you name your baby can determine their earning potential when they grow up.

Online language platform Preply have completed research using LinkedIn profiles worldwide with some interesting findings.

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The findings suggest that your first name could determine and shape what career you go into.

The highest-earning names, according to their findings, the name Jake is the top-earning men’s name and the name Catherine tops the chart for women.

Both names worked mainly in political organisations which were found to be the highest-earning industry with an average salary of £81,000.

The names Ben and Charlie topped the lists for those working in design with earnings of

If your name is Joe or Alexandra you are tipped to be most likely to pursue a career in sport which can bank around £55,000.

For the girls, names such as Sophie and Isabel reigned supreme in banking, international affairs and architecture.

Meanwhile, Nameberry have made predictions for the monikers set to soar in popularity next year.

The team has also have put forward a number of unisex names, which they say reflects ‘a shift in the way the new generation of parents approaches traditional gender norms.’

The company report there will be a surge in less formal names, with parents opting for something more playful following the pandemic.

Some they’ve suggested will make an appearance include:

1. Bear

2. Birdie

3. Dovie

4. Iggy

5. Pixie

After lockdown left us with serious wanderlust, its believed that names that relate to escapism and nature will also see more use.

1. Horizon

2. Koa

3. Lotus

4. Prairie

5. Woods

The huge success of Regency era drama Bridgerton changed the 2021 list, and it’s thought names from the show will also creep into 2022.

1. Benedict

2. Cressida

3. Daphne

4. Eloise

5. Francesca

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