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20 names the 'naughtiest' children have, according to a study

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Could your toddler’s name influence his behaviour? According to a new study, it might…

The names of children with the best and worst behaviour have been revealed in a poll.

For the 11th year running, School Stickers have revealed that children with names such as Ella, Joshua, Holly, and Benjamin tend to be naughty while Amy, Sophie, Harry, and Jack are the best behaved.

Researchers looked at over 63,000 school children who kept track of their good behaviour in online sticker books and found the 20 nicest baby boy names and the 20 nicest baby girl names.

20 of the 'naughtiest' boys and girls names


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1) Ella

Means: light
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2) Joseph

Means: he will add
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3) Bethany

Means: house of affliction
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4) Cameron

Means: crooked river
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5) Eleanor

Means: bright, shining one
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6) William

Means: strong-willed warrior
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7) Olivia

Means: olive
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8) Jake

Means: god is gracious
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9) Laura

Means: bay laurel plant
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10) Joshua

Means: lord is salvation
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11) Holly

Means: holly grove
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12) Jamie

Means: supplanter
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13) Courtney

Means: from the court
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14) Lewis

Means: renowned warrior
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15) Amber

Means: reddish yellow gemstone
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16) Benjamin

Meaning: son of the right hand
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17) Caitlin

Means: pure
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18) Ethan

Means: firm, strong and long-lived
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19) Jade

Means: stone of the colic
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20) Luke

Means: light giving

This year, some new additions have been added to the list, featuring even more of the naughtiest boys and girls' names.

For the girls, Alexandra, Lydia, Libby, Aimee, and Imogen have been added to the naughtiest names, whereas boys with the names Logan, Jamie, Owen, Connor, and Archie are also said to be causing some mischief. 

The names that are said to be the on the nice list have also been announced by School Stickers: 

Nicest girl names:

  • Amy
  • Georgia
  • Emma
  • Charlotte
  • Grace
  • Sophie
  • Abigail
  • Hannah
  • Emily
  • Alice
  • Jessica
  • Chloe
  • Megan
  • Ella
  • Ruby

Nicest boy names:

  • Jacob
  • Daniel
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Adam
  • Harry
  • Samuel
  • Jack
  • Oliver
  • Ryan
  • Joshua
  • Charlie
  • Ethan
  • Matthew

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