Have you ever met someone named “Matt” and said, “Wow . . . what a beautiful name”? (???) That’s not a knock on Matts. I ask because it seriously might be the MOST beautiful name in the English language . . .
A baby website called My1stYears.com took 400 of the most popular baby names in the U.S., and had a linguistics expert whittle it down to the top 50 for boys and girls. But they didn’t rank them yet.
To do that, they used data from a study in 2018 that looked at which types of sounds we find the most beautiful or pleasing.
According to the results, the most beautiful name for a boy is “Matthew” . . . and for girls, it’s “Sophia.”
The top ten for boys are: Matthew . . . Julian . . . William . . . Isaiah . . . Leo . . . Levi . . . Joseph . . . Theo . . . Isaac . . . and Samuel.The top ten for girls are: Sophia . . . Zoe . . . Everly . . . Sophie . . . Riley . . . Ivy . . . Paisley . . . Willow . . . Ellie . . . and Emily.