These 20 Names Are the Sexiest, According to Dating Data on Right Swipes

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(Photo credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

We all have our own ideas about which names are hot and which are not, but is there a science to the sex appeal of names?

Swipe-style dating app The Grade was recently wondering this, so the company took a look at their data to see how names correspond to swipe rights.

Here’s a list of the top ten girls names, along with the percentage of guys who swiped right for them:

  1. Brianna – 70 percent
  2. Erika – 69 percent
  3. Lexi – 67 percent
  4. Brooke – 65 percent
  5. Vanessa – 65 percent
  6. April – 63 percent
  7. Natalie – 63 percent
  8. Jenna – 62 percent
  9. Molly – 62 percent
  10. Katie – 61 percent

The difference of a percentage point or two separating these names might seem trivial, but the like rate for the top ten is worlds away from the names at the bottom.

The ten worst names for girls and their respective swipe right rates are:

  1. Tiffany – 28 percent
  2. Meghan – 30 percent
  3. Lisa – 33 percent
  4. Jenn – 38 percent
  5. Dana – 40 percent
  6. Denise – 41 percent
  7. Alexis – 41 percent
  8. Alex – 43 percent
  9. Julia – 44 percent
  10. Emma – 44 percent

And now for the guys. Here are the top ten guys names, along with the percentage of girls who swiped right for them:

  1. Brett – 24 percent
  2. Tyler – 23 percent
  3. Corey – 23 percent
  4. Andy – 23 percent
  5. Noah – 23 percent
  6. Shane – 22 percent
  7. Jeffery – 21 percent
  8. Rob – 20 percent
  9. Frank – 20 percent
  10. Jeff – 20 percent

Interestingly enough, the lowest rated female names are still swiped right more than the highest rated male names.

The percentage for the lowest rated male names don’t even make it into the double digits. Here they are:

  1. Joel – 3 percent
  2. Victor – 3 percent
  3. Jimmy – 4 percent
  4. Gary – 5 percent
  5. Billy – 5 percent
  6. Chad – 6 percent
  7. Dennis – 6 percent
  8. Jason – 7 percent
  9. Richard – 7 percent
  10. Craig – 7 percent

If your name didn’t make the cut for best or worst in terms of swipe right potential, The Grade’s full list can be found here. Additionally, if you go by a nickname or shortened version of your name, The Grade looked at those too.

These 20 Names Are the Sexiest, According to Dating Data on Right Swipes