Social scientists believe a name can influence personality, how we are perceived, and even our physical appearance. But, what about our salary?

Have you ever wondered how employable you would be if you were judged solely on your name? Or, once employed, how much you could earn, depending on your moniker? This concept inspired education and training specialists, theknowledgeacademy.com to investigate the value afforded to the nation’s most popular baby names, by utilising Adzuna’s ‘ValueMyName’ tool.

To create the tool, Adzuna took data from over 500,000 CVs uploaded to ‘ValueMyCV’ and extracted their first name and salary, allowing the company to provide an average (mean) salary for 1,200 first names. Although data for Isla, Ava and Noah could not be found using the Adzuna system, theknowledgeacademy found interesting results.

For the boys, those named Oscar will scoop the largest salary, at £37,786. Swiftly followed by those named George (£37,342) and those with the UK’s number one boys name: Oliver, at £35,536. Unfortunately, those named Jack (£29,738), Jacob (£30,233) and Muhammad (£31,760) will face a considerable pay cut in comparison – yet still fair better than 90% of those featured in the girls list!

For the girls, those named Lily will pocket the most money, at £30,821. Followed by the Isabella’s (28,935) and Ella’s (£28,623.) Unfortunately, those with the UK’s number one girls name: Olivia, will be earning the least in the list – at just £26,011. And only just above Olivia are Jessica (£26,342) and Mia (£26, 981.)

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