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Top names for earning the big bucks: What’s your name worth?

Our name has a big impact on many parts of our lives, reflecting our identity and sometimes distinguishing between our professional and personal personas. But can what we call ourselves also impact our earning potential?

We decided to look into this using data from our popular ValueMyResume tool. Our smart team of data scientists extracted the salary and first name from over 90,000 resumes. We then analyzed the average (mean) salary estimate for each different name revealing the earning potential for over 16,000 different first names.

After all that number crunching we hit on what we were looking for. Phew! Here’s the list of the top earning names in the US, as well as the best and worst earning male and female names. There’s also a full list of the name data so you can check out what your name is worth!

 

The top 10 most valuable names overall

  • Murat – $220,864
  • Bilal – $175,064
  • Harsh – $164,034
  • Benard – $160,860
  • Marina – $154,125
  • Satish – $148,266
  • Ajay – $145,764
  • Hoang – $145,268
  • Marco – $144,050
  • Rizky – $141,558

People named Murat were head and shoulders in front of the rest of us in terms of their earning potential, with the skills and experience on their resume worth an average of $220,864. Now that’s a pay packet we wouldn’t mind!

Those named Bilal, Harsh, and Benard were also at the top of table, with average earnings over $160k.

Only one name on our top 10 list is a female name, Marina at $154,125, reflecting the widespread gender inequality still plagueing the US labor market and systemic salary bias in favor of men.

 

 

The highest 10 earning female names

  • Marina – $154,125
  • Sophie – $103,992
  • Kerry – $102,490
  • Doreen – $94,508
  • Margaret – $89,407
  • Laara – $87,805
  • Alice – $87,170
  • Priyanka – $81,915
  • Joan – $81,910
  • Kari – $79,412

Along with all the Marinas out there, women named Sophie and Kerry are also high earners, with our ValueMyResume algorithm estimating their skills and experience to be worth over $100k. Doreens meanwhile have a resume value averaging $94,508. We found a further five female first names with average earnings over $80k: Margaret, Laara, Alice, Priyanka, and Joan.

 

The lowest 10 earning female names

  • Jada – $35,705
  • Mariah – $37,453
  • Faith – $38,025
  • Shelby – $38,049
  • Destiny – $38,454
  • Breanna – $38,585
  • Briana – $38,776
  • Monique – $38,787
  • Miranda – $39,697
  • Candace – $39,739

Names typically given to women accounted for 9 out of the bottom earning names. Jada was lowest earning, at $37,705. Mariah, Faith, Shelby and Destiny round out the five names that earn the least.

 

 

The highest 10 earning male names

  • Murat – $220,864
  • Bilal – $175,064
  • Harsh – $164,034
  • Benard – $160,860
  • Satish – $148,266
  • Ajay – $145,764
  • Hoang – $145,268
  • Marco – $144,050
  • Rizky – $141,558
  • Edmund – $138,921

 

The lowest 10 earning male names

  • Terrence – $39,605
  • Harris – $47,280
  • Javier – $47,971
  • Jackson – $48,354
  • Caleb – $49,311
  • Elijah – $49,445
  • Calvin – $49,796
  • Ethan – $49,881
  • Dylan – $50,166
  • Corey – $51,000

Names Terrence, Harris, and Javier are at the bottom of the male earnings league, we discovered. On average, job seekers with these first names had lower valued skills and experience as estimated by our ValueMyResume algorithm – though of course there are probably some high earning exceptions.

 

What’s your name worth?

 

How much is your name worth? Type in your name in lowercase to find out below.

First NameSalary (USD)
murat220,864
bilal175,064
harsh164,034
benard160,860
marina154,125
satish148,266
ajay145,764
hoang145,268
marco144,050
rizky141,558
edmund138,921
jean-jacques136,432
giulio132,471
vivek132,438
rajesh131,383
anil130,751
amit127,642
bobby127,580
venkata121,596
rashmi121,093
ed119,081
dipak118,311
norman116,339
nicolas116,235
karim116,211
jimmy113,917
stuart113,892
roman112,474
khalid112,307
ram112,306
ron112,104
gaurav111,894
dheeraj111,382
naveen110,260
ken109,714
tom109,558
rob109,518
johan109,309
darrell109,133
ravi108,781
zameer108,224
roland107,637
jitendra107,623
todd106,749
steve106,037
mark106,036
marc105,781
suresh105,152
abraham104,782
sophie103,992
tim103,723
paul103,716
georgios103,596
sammy103,084
kerry102,490
leon101,578
bob100,301
arun100,159
paulo99,829
darren99,370
dan98,951
chris98,257
warren98,149
matt97,994
sandeep97,799
bruce97,798
bill97,706
carlo96,742
greg95,618
jim95,584
george95,289
dave95,203
rahul95,177
sunil95,143
olufemi94,929
harry94,895
doreen94,508
med94,354
momodou94,033
mitchell93,784
wayne93,714
andre93,551
richard93,331
nigel93,320
mike93,251
kenny92,780
sai92,471
ray92,437
arturo92,238
jeff92,163
glenn91,860
deepak90,747
nikhil90,709
dean90,265
alex90,223
barry89,834
karl89,554
margaret89,407
brian89,261
herbert88,732
ted88,525
don88,501
luis88,357
peter88,088
frank88,060
laara87,805
kurt87,768
ricardo87,686
antonio87,620
john87,611
harold87,480
martin87,228
alice87,170
randall87,048
jeffrey86,848
eric86,602
rohit86,579
eduardo86,465
scott86,432
jay86,285
edward86,231
louis86,023
brad85,977
ankit85,849
carl85,666
dustin85,621
victor85,480
muhamad85,447
jesse85,080
phillip84,932
stanley84,689
duane84,626
tony84,506
thomas84,299
roger84,155
david84,071
lawrence84,042
mostafa83,916
abdelaziz83,572
simon83,433
ernest83,197
alexandre83,192
james83,115
craig82,908
robert82,893
rick82,860
philip82,659
doug82,421
ismail82,249
malcolm82,177
joe81,975
priyanka81,915
joan81,910
aditya81,900
andres81,853
ben81,827
marvin81,633
chad81,593
anton81,511
joey81,346
shaun81,096
douglas80,926
sean80,887
donald80,799
santiago80,555
brent80,477
michael80,465
steven80,432
patrick80,393
danny80,380
jack80,049
alfred79,966
neil79,862
fred79,722
konstantinos79,545
kari79,412
keith79,246
terry79,240
edwin79,175
mustafa79,165
howard78,880
pooja78,730
jonathan78,719
charles78,711
curtis78,536
kelley78,468
jason78,396
benjamin78,378
kennedy78,315
william78,292
ruben78,229
vincent78,079
ian78,060
rakesh78,021
nguyen77,977
carter77,871
manoj77,846
larry77,778
heidi77,682
albert77,636
christopher77,554
theodore77,521
syed77,521
will77,502
hamdy77,195
matthew76,870
franklin76,588
kenneth76,403
stephen76,385
nikita76,366
adam76,253
shane76,237
ralph76,229
erik76,187
brett76,084
pedro76,041
allan76,039
troy75,972
derek75,682
kevin75,638
carrie75,517
panagiotis75,485
fernando75,463
kshitij75,262
rodrigo75,261
abhishek75,081
ramesh75,066
rickey75,009
owen74,945
gregory74,920
timothy74,856
andrew74,798
anthony74,770
gary74,526
samuel74,348
toni74,291
dennis74,272
gabriel74,269
nick74,039
meysam74,004
trevor73,843
wamisang73,811
mario73,773
aaron73,757
billy73,619
lucas73,563
rafael73,544
frederick73,310
adrian73,109
jeremy73,076
russell73,071
jane73,007
neha73,004
willie72,945
daniel72,894
debbie72,641
sam72,608
raul72,541
bryan72,519
joel72,504
joseph72,403
sagar72,379
jeffery72,298
francis72,203
shawn72,074
randy71,729
jose71,685
darryl71,644
pablo71,620
alan71,497
kathleen71,459
josh71,010
jorge70,834
jan70,644
mohammed70,515
ahmad70,452
henry70,275
nathaniel70,264
raymond70,125
andy70,025
mohammad69,931
evan69,864
bernard69,793
nelson69,738
alberto69,548
carlos69,305
tracy69,198
drew69,088
madhumitha68,873
abdul68,765
jared68,619
emmanuel68,557
olga68,498
sneheil68,486
seth68,391
perry68,366
christian68,344
claudia68,085
walter67,957
lance67,882
laurie67,619
keahlian67,552
joanne67,531
lori67,365
paula67,231
tri67,143
ahmed67,033
nancy66,761
beth66,739
randrianarijaona66,723
cody66,656
ibrahim66,632
bonnie66,592
jon66,553
lois66,456
ronnie66,450
dorothy66,424
jerry66,097
mohit65,880
mohamed65,843
leo65,795
angie65,702
hector65,570
damon65,545
max65,501
jesus65,465
roy65,440
travis65,209
grant65,047
manuel65,027
sebastian64,860
jean64,654
susan64,343
arthur64,298
ali64,288
kimberley64,285
ryan64,145
justin63,968
amir63,908
colleen63,809
muhammad63,740
rodney63,411
tina63,391
diane63,271
ricky63,201
pamela63,149
alejandro63,140
alexander63,135
sandra63,011
lee62,960
valerie62,912
lesley62,795
nicholas62,787
alison62,739
dwayne62,682
marion62,668
juan62,581
allen62,556
charlene62,496
jacob62,444
jaime62,431
annette62,373
oscar62,316
gerald62,309
kristin62,289
luke62,107
yvonne62,079
sergio62,034
jeanette61,847
daniela61,720
lorenzo61,717
joanna61,667
roberto61,666
hunter61,636
dale61,619
diana61,595
manhal61,587
ronald61,533
joshua61,519
rose61,469
desiree61,418
spencer61,363
cheryl61,271
francisco61,122
dominic61,103
sherry60,989
anne60,979
md60,804
maureen60,755
ruth60,748
maggie60,717
sheila60,675
mahmoud60,617
marjorie60,479
denise60,380
nina60,282
meghan60,264
amy60,240
miguel60,233
wilson60,220
marcus60,172
tracey60,164
brandon60,153
lisa60,118
dawn60,082
omar59,961
krista59,916
nathan59,809
jake59,753
derrick59,728
sharon59,539
al59,396
sami59,350
jacquelyn59,327
charlotte59,243
gail59,197
wesley58,713
erin58,712
kathy58,614
blake58,588
connie58,523
kim58,504
stacey58,380
robin58,294
suzanne58,281
chase58,243
tamara58,171
adrienne58,104
kelly57,891
carole57,875
christina57,806
logan57,789
rita57,741
ellen57,621
davis57,591
sylvia57,496
colin57,440
vickie57,415
joy57,226
cory57,195
gina57,191
anna57,157
monica57,077
carol57,038
isaac57,028
lynn56,959
garrett56,951
zachary56,937
julian56,932
reginald56,785
kate56,722
judith56,553
maria56,545
brendan56,508
sriram56,508
austin56,412
carla56,388
leonard56,332
mary56,287
elise56,256
shannon56,217
pauline56,148
kristen56,121
kyle56,089
julie56,086
erika56,064
lewis55,935
elizabeth55,893
christine55,679
sara55,665
andrea55,654
jennifer55,644
lindsay55,545
jordan55,503
tatiana55,470
hassan55,395
carmen55,356
kristina55,341
cathy55,284
jackie55,277
bradley55,203
sonia55,178
caroline55,135
oliver55,128
christy55,123
akash55,079
natasha55,066
dina55,012
melanie54,988
leah54,980
darlene54,924
claire54,923
alina54,884
tania54,876
katherine54,851
katie54,786
natalia54,753
jamie54,692
jill54,678
kathryn54,526
kimberly54,412
janet54,323
sophia54,273
patricia54,207
tanya54,147
renee54,057
karen53,906
cecilia53,896
elena53,882
stephanie53,832
bethany53,802
shreya53,793
melinda53,735
julia53,593
holly53,562
gabriela53,554
glenda53,494
theresa53,432
lauren53,419
cindy53,416
alexandra53,411
dana53,386
liam53,294
courtney53,273
brenda53,254
laura53,237
felicia53,175
ann53,156
danielle53,133
noah53,096
catherine53,084
janice53,045
sidney5,2997
tyler52,968
lucy52,955
eva52,941
jacqueline52,834
kelvin52,820
audrey52,715
natalie52,659
victoria52,652
paige52,636
whitney52,631
shawna52,613
ingrid52,603
helen52,493
karla52,434
kristi52,371
alicia52,306
stacy52,294
lorraine52,269
allison52,254
maxwell52,199
tiffany52,189
ivan52,186
debra52,176
jillian52,138
aubrey51,947
anita51,947
chloe51,914
adriana51,781
devin51,746
cole51,595
michele51,511
sherri51,428
kara51,272
angelina51,177
gabrielle51,144
michelle51,130
molly51,110
ana5,1016
corey51,000
deborah50,954
sonya50,929
rachael50,894
brandi50,885
priscilla50,871
marilyn50,859
joyce50,828
connor50,819
angela50,800
betty50,766
dominique50,748
terri50,738
rhonda50,727
shirley50,709
barbara50,681
kendra50,585
mia50,583
jessica50,571
carolina50,535
belinda50,472
evelyn50,426
teresa50,317
bridget50,307
elisa50,196
dylan50,166
ruby50,124
nicole50,098
sheryl50,098
sarah50,070
megan50,060
cameron49,972
beverly49,943
gloria49,938
sabrina49,902
ethan49,881
rachel49,862
calvin49,796
leticia49,776
donna49,642
angelica49,582
grace49,576
amanda49,535
regina49,509
elijah49,445
caleb49,311
frances49,264
raquel49,197
anastasia49,162
noel49,071
casey49,031
rebekah49,028
isaiah49,022
nadia49,000
nichole48,969
vanessa48,936
emily48,878
wendy48,772
tammy48,739
melissa48,688
veronica48,653
heather48,638
carolyn48,591
kirsten48,549
ashley48,546
virginia48,522
leslie48,484
tara48,474
erica48,410
jackson48,354
kelsey48,200
emma48,174
johnson48,090
raven48,022
amn47,972
javier47,971
judy47,919
taylor47,823
yolanda47,765
brooke47,762
rebecca47,757
angel47,717
bianca47,715
cynthia47,516
caitlin47,494
kelli47,470
karina47,386
harris47,280
linda47,153
marsha47,074
marie46,991
ariel46,895
martha46,735
brittany46,668
jasmine46,616
bailey46,341
hannah46,276
maya46,113
camille46,053
katrina46,051
vivian4,6051
sydney46,048
crystal45,846
deanna45,796
isabel45,682
cassandra45,541
dee45,422
madison45,354
meredith45,144
morgan45,085
kaitlyn44,993
samantha44,954
april44,913
alyssa44,847
kayla44,752
alexandria44,615
olivia44,553
roxanne44,543
ava44,519
haley43,858
alejandra43,837
madeline43,834
ebony43,771
melody43,719
marissa43,573
alexis43,419
lindsey43,050
meagan43,029
antoinette42,944
hope42,866
brianna42,258
brittney42,045
brandy42,022
irene41,971
misty41,901
jenna41,893
chelsea41,732
andika41,580
sierra41,557
esther41,545
naomi41,529
tonya41,341
abigail41,329
tabitha41,261
jocelyn40,618
savannah40,564
krystal40,522
amber40,486
wanda40,188
candace39,739
miranda39,697
terrence39,605
monique38,787
briana38,776
breanna38,585
destiny38,454
shelby38,049
faith38,025
mariah37,453
jada35,705

 


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