You probably know someone (maybe yourself) who thinks that his/her kid is an absolute genius for learning how to tie their shoes 鈥 and while those kids are perfectly brilliant, genius is usually determined by IQ versus something like, oh, say, their baby names.聽While giving your baby a creative baby聽name is not (necessarily?) going to make them smarter, the folks over at聽MooseRoots, a genealogy site,聽compiled 鈥14,750 names of notable philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, artists, composers, Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows鈥 and found that there are in fact certain naming trends for well-known geniuses. Here are the top 10 鈥済enius鈥 baby names that are most associated with brilliance for baby boys and baby girls. (Note: Male geniuses were historically better documented, so female geniuses are underrepresented here, we have to say.)

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Most Genius Baby Girl Names

1. Mary:聽Mary takes top billing for most geniuses with the name at聽140 geniuses in history bearing the moniker. Some notable ones include mother and daughter Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, the polymath who penned the 18th-century #girlboss聽philosophical staple聽A聽Vindication of the Rights of Woman聽and the author of聽Frankenstein, respectively.

2. Elizabeth:聽Queen Elizabeth the First is probably the most well-known genius Elizabeth of all time. Known as The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth played potential suitors off one another while managing to rule England on her own, which was unheard of in her day. There are 88 genius Elizabeths in history.

3. Maria:聽Maria comes in third for most common genius name, with 72 documented geniuses.聽Maria Agnesi, who lived in the 18th century, was a child prodigy who could speak Italian and French by age five and could discourse in Latin with the best minds by age nine. She went on to acquire four more languages, plus be an all-around polyglot. Yep, so genius.

4. Anne:聽With 56 documented geniuses bearing this name, Anne is fourth on the list.聽Anne Sexton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anne Bradstreet was one of the first 17th-century British poets in the colonies (she moved to Pennsylvania with her husband as a young woman) and Anne Bront毛 was one of the famous Bront毛 sisters/writers.

5. Margaret:聽Margaret means 鈥減earl鈥 in Greek, and there are 55 geniuses with this sweet, old-fashioned name. Margaret Atwood is one of the most prolific contemporary authors with this name, Margaret Mitchell penned none other than the famous聽Gone With the Wind聽and Margaret Thatcher 鈥斅爋r the Iron Lady, if you will 鈥斅爓as聽England鈥檚 first female prime minister.

Most Genius Baby Boy Names

1. John:聽John might be on of the most common names in the world, and therefore perhaps it鈥檚 no coincidence that it鈥檚 also the number one name for boy geniuses. Among the聽352 Johns listed, there鈥檚 the philosopher John Locke, whose ideas influenced our Founding Fathers when they drafted the constitution, John Milton, who wrote聽Paradise Lost,聽and John Marshall, one of our first Supreme Court Justices.

2. Robert:聽Robert is also a name that has stood the test of time, even coming in as the 61st聽most popular baby boy name in 2014. There are 220 geniuses in聽MooseRoots鈥pool, including physicist Robert H. Goddard, who built the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926, and聽the poet Robert Frost.

3. William: William comes in third with 201 known geniuses.聽There鈥檚 the poet William Carlos Willams (who鈥檚 so brilliant William is in his name twice! Jokes.)聽and聽the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Oh, and of course there鈥檚 also that fellow named William Henry Gates, better known as Bill Gates.

4. Charles:聽There are 148 geniuses named Charles (and, let鈥檚 be honest, Charlie is such an adorable nickname), which makes this name a strong contender for your own little genius. Well-known savants bearing this name include the renowned naturalist Charles Darwin and聽Charles Thomas Bolton, the astronomer who proved the existence of black holes.

5. David:聽David is a traditional name that feels like it will never go out of style, and it means 鈥渄arling鈥 in French. Aww. It鈥檚 also the fifth most popular name for geniuses, with聽132 on record. Famous Davids include writer of聽Infinite Jest and MacArthur Genius Grant winner聽David Foster Wallace, philosopher David Hume and biologist David Baltimore, who helped decipher how the HIV/AIDS virus multiplies.

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