Rich lists usually reflect the most popular names of their generation. It seems that simple straightforward names that don’t stand out in any particular way from their peers, are an advantage in the world of commerce.
If you want your child’s name to appear in The Sunday Times list of wealthiest people in the country some day, pick a name such as Thomas, William, Emily or Sophie, one of the ten most popular names today.
Among the top 50 richest men and women in the world, the most popular name is Michael or Mikhail, with second position held jointly by David and Vladimir. The letter ‘A’ is the most popular first name initial, closely followed by the initials: ‘L’, ‘M’ and ‘S’.
Here are some traditional names whose meanings relate to wealth and riches:
|Alda||Girl||Teutonic||rich and wise|
|Edlyn||Girl||Old English||rich gentlewoman|
|Edward||Boy||Old English||rich guardian|
|Henrietta||Girl||Teutonic||ruler of the estate|
|Henry||Boy||Teutonic||ruler of the estate|
|Iden||Boy||Old English||the prosperous one|
|Lydia||Girl||Greek||rich, cultured woman|
|Odella||Girl||Anglo-Saxon||little wealthy one|
|Otto||Boy||Teutonic||rich or prosperous|
|Spencer||Boy||Old French||dispenser of riches|
|Wellington||Boy||Anglo-Saxon||from the wealthy estate|