Most Attractive Names Revealed After Poll—Did Your Name Make The List?


I know I just blogged earlier today, but this study is fascinating. When I was driving to work yesterday morning, I heard the morning show I was listening to discussing this topic…

Apparently, a group of Psychologists at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, conducted a survey of more than 47,000 people. The questions asked? What are the most attractive male and female names, as well as the most least attractive male and female names.

The test polled these folks who are online daters to see how they would react to people’s names alone—without seeing a photo or any other additional information about the person.

The results?

Most Attractive Male Name: Jacob

Runners up: Alexander, Max, Peter, and Mark.

Most Attractive Female Name: Charlotte

Runners up: Emma, Hannah, and Marie.

Now for the most unattractive names…(Please don’t shoot me; I am only reporting the results of this poll, and by no means do they reflect the sentiments of this blogger)…

Least Attractive Male Name: Kevin

Runners up: Justin, Marvin, and Dennis.

Least Attractive Female Name: Mandy

Runners up: Celina, Chantal, and Jacqueline.

I’m not sure I’m down with this list. First of all, shouldn’t Stephanie be topping the Most Attractive Female Name list????  And my friend Currie wants to know why her name has never made a list. Ever.

As for Kevin, I don’t mind that name. Kevin Costner comes to mind, someone I’ve actually met and who was very, very nice (and his good looks at the time actually rendered me speechless upon introduction). And Jacqueline is a very lovely name. Mandy is usually short for Amanda…isn’t that a cute nickname?

I’m not too sure where the heck Charlotte came from. It’s a beautiful name, it’s true, but could Charlotte from “Sex and The City” have done wonders to bring back that name from the crypt?

Mark is a good name (my father-in-law will be pleased), as are Alex, Max, and Peter. But where’s Matt? Isn’t Matt a great name? Two of the apostles’ names are listed (Peter and Mark), what about Luke and Matt? And the masculine version of Stephanie is Steve. No Steve? Apparently not.

Oh, well. Who knows what this is all about. Daters out there, take heed. You may want to avoid Kevins and Mandys just to stick with the trend. Or you could buck the trend altogether and pick people to date who own these names just to throw a wrench into the poll.

Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging with “The Best of” Steph’s Scribe

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We all say it.

Time flies.

Before you know it, my kids will be done with high school and college and I’ll be retired, sitting alongside my husband on a beach somewhere sipping something with an umbrella in it and attempting to play golf.

Well, that’s the dream, at least.

Yesterday marked six (6) years of blogging. Six years. It kind of blew me away this morning, but it reminds us what a love for something and a little discipline can do for us. At the minimum, I blog one day a week; most weeks, I blog twice. It’s not always easy coming up with things to write about, but the bottom line is, we do. As bloggers, we always have something in mind that makes us think or that we want to share with others.

As such, to commemorate these past six years, I decided to pull together the posts that get the most hits as sort of a “Best Of” celebration.

Thank you for following, commenting, and sharing Steph’s Scribe with others. I can’t wait to see what the next six years have in store.

BLOGGING has become part of who I am. I cannot imagine my life without it now.

Best of Steph’s Scribe

Birth – The Very First Post on Steph’s Scribe

A Little Game of No Repeat Fashion

Most Attractive Names

How Pinterest Helped with Our Home Renovation

Inn Significant Released

Beneath the Mimosa Tree Wins Readers’ Favorite Award

Instructions for Writing a Love Letter

Lessons from “The Holiday” and James Cameron

Political Opinion Posts and Friends

You Can’t Get There From Here

Learning from Conflict and Experiences & Oprah

Don’t Bring Negativity to My Doorstep




Stephanie Verni is Professor of Business Communication at Stevenson University and is the author of the newly released Inn SignificantBaseball Girl, and Beneath the Mimosa Tree.  Along with her colleagues Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, she is a co-author of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice, published by Kendall-Hunt.  To visit Stephanie’s Amazon Author page and see her books, click here.