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Research Reveals Happiest and Least Happy Names

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If you know anyone named Joshua, Jason, Judy or Stephanie, and they always appear to be super happy; it could be due to their name.

According to research by psychologist, Dr. David Holmes, the name you give your baby could have a big impact on their future happiness.

Dr. David Holmes’ research found the top 10 happiest names for boys were:

Joshua

Jason

Matthew

Terry

Barry

Stan

Ian

Craig

Nigel

Christopher

Top 10 names for girls:

Judy

Stephanie

Linda

Pam

Pat

Fiona

Paula

Susan

Isobel

Vicky

On the other hand, Holmes’ research also revealed the least happy names.

Boys:

Ben

Andrew

Edward

Tim

Owen

Bob

Dennis 

Ray

Alfie

Jeremy

Girls:

Lynn

Charlotte

Tina

Amy

Tara

Sam

Alex

Tanya 

Jessica

Olivia