Names of people most likely to be 'winners' have been revealed

SmartCasio looked at the names that had won the most sporting and entertainment awards.
SmartCasio looked at the names that had won the most sporting and entertainment awards. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want your baby to be an award-winning athlete or actor, then listen up.

New research by SmashCasinos analysed thousands of names to determine which ones had achieved the most awards across sport and entertainment - from Academy Award winners to Wimbledon champions.

So what are the most common names that could just give your little one the extra chance of being a winner?

For boys, the name most likely to be a winner overall is John, followed by David, George, Tom and Paul.

Famous Johns include, John Cleese, Grammy and Brit award winner, John Lennon and  Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winner, John Legend.

For girls, the most likely winning name was slightly more surprising, with 11 winners named 'Kim', followed by Mary, then Laura, Jennifer and Jessica.

Famous Kims include Oscar winner Kim Basinger and former Wimbledon champion Kim Clijsters.

If you want to raise a sporty number one, look for David, John or Chris for a boy, and Laura, Kim or Lauren for a girl.

If you're expecting a child that loves the spotlight, SmashCasino identified George, John or Robert as winning entertainers and Anne, Jennifer and Judy for girls.

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Take a look at the full list here.

Could the name you give your child make them a winner?

Could the name you give your child make them a winner? Photo: Getty/iStock

'Winning' male names overall

  1. John 
  2. David
  3. George
  4. Tom
  5. Paul
  6. Michael
  7.  Mark
  8. Chris
  9. James
  10.  Mike
  11. Robert
  12. Peter
  13. Steve
  14. Kevin
  15.  Ryan
  16. Tim
  17. Bob
  18. Bobby
  19. Ben
  20. Jason
  21. Richard
  22. Jack
  23. Jim
  24. Joe
  25. Frank

'Winning' female names overall

  1. Kim
  2. Mary
  3.  Laura
  4. Jennifer
  5. Jessica
  6. Amy
  7. Lauren
  8. Julie
  9. Anna
  10. Rachel
  11. Heather
  12. Kelly
  13. Kate
  14. Sarah
  15. Natalie
  16. Amanda
  17. Helen
  18. Rebecca
  19. Michelle
  20. Lindsay
  21. Lisa
  22. Anne
  23. Shannon
  24. Katie
  25. Shirley