Baby Names That Will Make Your Child an 'A' Student

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Want your newborn to pursue a path to Harvard? Hoping to set her up for a school career of top grades and academic success?

Then forget the in utero symphonies and infant flash cards and give her a name that starts with the letter A.

Not only are A names stylish and popular -- they're the most widely-used, now given to 10 percent of babies -- but there's evidence that having one can help your grades in school.

Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Diego found students whose names begin with A have higher grade-point averages than those whose names start with C or D. And A-named students are also more likely to go to top-rated law schools.

Some 20 percent of the names on the girls' top 100 start with A, along with 12 on the boys' list.

The top A names to pick if you want you child to shine at school are, in order of popularity:

Girls
  • Ava
  • Abigail
  • Addison
  • Alexis
  • Alyssa
  • Ashley
  • Anna
  • Allison
  • Avery
  • Aubrey
Boys
  • Alexander
  • Anthony
  • Aiden
  • Andrew
  • Angel
  • Aaron
  • Adrian
  • Austin
  • Aidan
  • Adam
Other up-and-coming A names for girls include Adelaide, Amelia, Angelina, Arianna and Audrey. For boys, stylish A names are Anderson, Asher, Atticus, Auden and August.

Talk about the A-list; these names are all the buzz.

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