What’s in a name? A new dating study reveals Canada’s sexiest, funniest and smartest names

Dating site elitesingles.ca has analysed the data of 8,000 Canadian singles to determine the country’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names – and the news is good if you happen to be called Micheal.

By looking at how Canadian EliteSingles users ranked their own intelligence, sexiness, and sense of humour, and then averaging those scores out according to user’s first names, the site’s researchers were able to determine which monikers top the attractive list (and which ones fall a little short). 

The smartest Canadians: Micheal and Joanna

Know a Joanna? Chances are she is one smart cookie – on average Joannas give themselves an intelligence rating that’s higher than any other Canadian women. Second smartest is Marlene, with Jill taking third place. At the other end of the scale, Heidi ranks in last place, sharing the bottom three with Stacey and Bella.

When it comes to male first names, Micheal claims the top rank for intelligence (the first of many victories for Micheal!). Second and third place go to Kelvin and to Henry. Not faring so well however is Jordan (the first of many hiccups for him). Jordans claim to be the least intelligent men in Canada, along with Maxime and Curtis.

This data was derived from the question ‘How intelligent are you?’ on a self-assessment scale from 1 -7

The funniest Canadians: Micheal and Debra

If you like to date witty women, then keep your eyes peeled for a Debra. They’ve declared themselves to be the funniest women in the country, closely followed by Charlene and then by Carol. The dubious honour of least funny goes to Elena, who slides into last place ahead of Ruth and Jenny.

Micheal chalks up another victory in the funny category, ranking the highest when it comes to having a great sense of humour. Second place goes to Brandon, with Shawn taking third. However, men named Ali might find the results less funny – they are last overall, scoring lower than both Harry and Jordan.

This data was derived from the question ‘‘How well does this statement apply to you?:  ‘I have a great sense of humour’ ’’ on a self-assessment scale from 1 -7

The sexiest Canadians: Micheal and Jacqueline

Feeling sexy? There’s a chance your name is Jacqueline, the highest ranking female name on the sexy scale. Jacquelines are the steamiest overall, but women named Rita and Eva come a close second and third. Meanwhile, Crystal claims to be the least sexy, ending up in the bottom three along with Louise and Janet.   

On the male side, Micheal adds the sexiest medal to his haul to make it three from three victories. Just missing out on the top spot is Anthony, with Adam coming in third. And showing less confidence is Gordon, who is last on the sexy scale, beating both Jordan and Jon to that particular title.

This data was derived from the question ‘How sexy are you?’ on a self-assessment scale from 1 –7

So, if you’re a Micheal, a Joanna, a Debra, or a Jacqueline, feel free to date with extra confidence. Of course, it could also be worth remembering one thing: the data was derived from user self-assessment, suggesting the most attractively named singles could also be...  simply the ones with the biggest opinions of themselves.

Press contact: Sophie Watson

EliteSingles Research Team