26 baby names for your future genius

A new study has found the most common baby names for actual geniuses, and a lot of them are popular in general.

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  • If you want to give birth to a genius, the baby name you choose may be important, since there are some common first names among those who are legally defined as a genius.

  • And there's research to back it up. A new study from Moose Roots, a scientific genetic history research company, found 26 names that have been tied to those who have been called geniuses.

  • The survey looked at 14,750 names from "notable philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, artists, composers, Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows" and identified what names are shared between them.

  • These names can be especially helpful when parents want to link their baby to a famous brilliant mind, possibly giving them a leg up in their own lives, the survey said.

  • "It's much easier to climb the ranks of the elite when you have a bit of a head start," Moose Roots explained. "Prepare your child for greatness by giving him a name that has been borne by many accomplished people."

  • It's unsurprising that a lot of these names have also been popular in general among Americans and across the world.

  • Take a look through the slideshows below to see which names have commonly been used by geniuses. The list is broken down into girls and boys names.

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Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.

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