鈥淲hat鈥檚 in a name?,鈥 William Shakespeare once asked. Apparently, a lot, especially in the world of dating apps. According to a dating app called The Grade, your name can actually tell you how many people are going to swipe right on your profile.


The Grade聽is a female-friendly mobile dating app聽that has the same swiping functionalities as Tinder but聽also lets you score your matches with letter grades and聽vote off聽users who 鈥渇ail鈥 to meet quality standards. Using聽data from its 100,000 users, it determined which male and female names attract the most right-swipes. For women, Brianna, Erika and Lexi came out on top, with Brianna in the lead with聽70% of guys swiping right on profiles of women with that name. So who fared the worst? Well, if your name is Tiffany, you may want to try to meet someone IRL 鈥 only 28% of guys swiped right on profiles of women with that name.

For men, names that were deemed hottest by the app are Brett, Tyler, Corey, Andy and Noah 鈥 23 to 24 %聽of women swiped right on profiles of dudes with these names. Poor Joel came in at last place with only 3% of right swipes.


The Grade has data on聽which other name was most likely to match with the hottest names. Matches includes Erikas and Joes (Jerikas), Jessicas and Bretts (Bressicas) and聽Briannas and Seans (Brianeans鈥 okay, that one doesn鈥檛 work so well).

The app has some spelling suggestions for your current name to聽help you get more likes, because at the end of the day you should totally change your name for a stranger you鈥檝e never met (ummm鈥). For some, it may already be your nickname, like聽Nikki instead of Nicole (50.1% vs. 45.9%) or Jen instead of Jennifer (54.3% vs. 44.9%). However, Rebecca was preferred over Becky, and if your name is Alison, shortening your name to Aly with a 鈥測鈥 has more match potential than Ali or Allie.

We might just stick to, you know,聽our name, and hope for fate to point us in the direction of the real right swipe.

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