Some of the UK’s top jobs go to people named David, research has found

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Some of the UK’s top jobs go to people named David, research has found, with David emerging as the top name amongst British MPs, lawyers and millionaires.

Davids are also most likely to enforce the law, with the name appearing most commonly amongst Met Police officers.

For women, Rebecca tops the list of high achieving names, appearing most commonly at both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. In fact, women with names ending in the letter ‘a’ are most likely to end up at the top universities, with Anna and Emma also appearing near the top of the list of students’ names.

For men, James and Thomas appear most commonly at top universities. However, Matthews are more likely to be found at Cambridge, whilst Alexanders appear more commonly at Oxford.

Steve and Peter are the top names amongst men leading FTSE 100 companies. For women, Alison appears most frequently amongst FTSE 100 CEOs.

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