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Certainly almost every parent thinks that their child is a genius, so why not give them a step in the right direction by giving them a smart baby name? Naming your whiz kid after one of the top thinkers may give them some big shoes to fill, but just imagine those SAT scores!

Girl raising hand in classNobel Prize Winners

There’s no doubt that the name Albert (appropriately meaning ‘noble, bright’) Einstein pops into the minds of people everywhere when thinking of the smartest people in history. Or, Marie (meaning ‘bitter’) Curie may be first on the list of great prize-winning women of our time.

But, if you’re looking to give your babe a name from a more recent Nobel Prize recipient, you may want to consider Paul (meaning ‘little’), Francoise (Feminine of Francis, which means ‘free one’), Luc (meaning ‘light’), Harold (meaning ‘army commander’), or Makoto (unisex name meaning ‘good’). Naming your baby genius after a Nobel Prize winner will not guarantee his place amongst these brainiacs, but is worthy of consideration.

Great Thinkers

The name Buddha means ‘enlightened one,’ but anyone who’s reached full enlightenment may achieve this worthy title. If you are sure your little Buddha belly is incubating the next great thinker, brilliant names like Rene (meaning ‘reborn’), Robert (which means ‘famed’ or ‘bright’),  Sigmund (meaning ‘victory, protection’), Marilyn (which is a variant of Mary), or Catherine (meaning of which is ‘Pure, clear’) may make their way onto your baby’s birth certificate.

Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle may not be at the top of your list, they could be on the list as a close second…second name that is. Giving your brilliant baby a middle name that oozes with intellect may be the solution you’re looking for.

Brilliant Artists

Pablo (which means ‘small’) Picasso may be a worthy namesake for any child of yours who is sure to influence the world with his talents. Vincent (meaning ‘conquering’), Norman (which means ‘man from the North’), Claude (meaning ‘lame’), Charlotte (feminine of Charles, also marked as ‘tiny and feminine’), or Caterina (translated to ‘pure’) are names that may paint a beautiful picture of your baby-to-be.

Noteworthy Geniuses

Any smart baby will make their mark on the world, despite their name, but parents of Stephen (which means ‘crown’ or ‘wreath’) Hawking, Ludwig (meaning ‘famous fighter’) Van Beethoven, Edgar (meaning ‘fortunate and powerful’) Allan Poe, Leonardo (which means ‘lion-bold’) Da Vinci, Johann (variant of John, meaning 'Jehovah has been gracious’) Sebastian Bach, Antonio (another form of Anthony, meaning ’highly praiseworthy) Vivaldi, Wolfgang (German name meaning ‘advancing wolf’) Amadeus Mozart, Theodore (meaning ‘gift from God’) Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth (which means ‘my god is bountiful’) the first certainly delivered when naming their baby geniuses-to-be.

Giving your brilliant pea in the pod a smart name may be just the nudge in the right direction he may need to open his true potential. At the least, it will give him the opportunity to learn about some of the geniuses that came before he took his first brilliant breath and give him a smart role model to strive to emulate.

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