Does Your First Name Determine Your Intelligence?

AOL Jobs had an interesting article today about how the first letter of your name could be an indication of your intelligence.  Researchers analyzing several different studies about names found that those students with names starting with A and B had a better GPA than those with names starting with a C and D.  They noted this was especially true if the students liked their initials. 

Imagine my concern since I am Diane Danielle or D. D.

More research much be performed to see how letters past D did on their GPA.  However, they did discover more baseball players struck out if their first name started with a K.

Should you change your name if it’s not associated with good things?  You might want to read the article , by clicking here, to find out.

The following list is from that AOL Jobs article explaining the success or failure associated with some popular names.   I found it interesting that Dwight was on the leader list since I am a fan of TV show The Office and Dwight Schrute

One of the biggest studies on names was conducted by the Sinrod Marketing Group’s International Opinion panel. After surveying 75,000 adults, the panel found:

Names associated with intelligence

  • Abigail
  • Alexis
  • Grace
  • Leah
  • Meryl
  • Vanessa
  • Alexander
  • David
  • John
  • Kenneth
  • Samuel
  • Tim


Names associated with leadership

  • Ruth
  • Alexander
  • Dwight
  • Lance


Names associated with working hard

  • Adal
  • Ingrid
  • Mariel
  • Margaret
  • Jake
  • Manuel
  • Ron
  • Todd