From your hireability to your spending habits, research shows that there are several aspects of your life that might depend on your name.
To determine the correlation between your name and your chances of flying privately, Compare My Jet has analysed over 1,192 reviews of private jet hire and sale sites to find out the names that appear most, and are therefore the most frequent private jet travelers. In addition, we have looked into existing research around names that correlate with success, and compared it to our data to see if there were any similarities.
David, Michael and Mark are the most common male names for private jet flyers
From Nick to Nigel, which are the most common male names to fly private?
|Rank||Name||No. of reviews|
David ranks as the male name most likely to fly private with 25 reviews left across all private jet sites analysed. Looking at the total reviews of male names that feature twice or more, Davids take up 6% of the reviews.
The next names to appear most are Michael and Mark at 24 and 18 respectively. From Mark Zuckerberg to Michael Jordan, is it a surprise that this name could mean great success?
Sarah, Debbie and Sally are the most common female names of private jet flyers
Whilst David, Michael, Mark, John and Chris dominate both the top male list of names to fly privately, as well as overall, the female names that appear most in our analysis include:
|Rank||Name||No. of reviews|
Receiving more than 5% of total reviews of female names featuring twice or more, Sarah comes out on top as the most common female name to fly private and Debbie follows in second with a 4% share of total female reviews. With both successful individuals such as Debbie Crosbie (CEO of TSB Bank) and iconic Sex in the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker, how surprising is it that these names top the list?
Do successful names correlate with the ones most likely to fly privately?
In addition, we looked into data on the names most linked to success to see if they correlate with the names flying privately. The male and female most successful names include:
|Male names most likely to be successful||Female names most likely to be successful|
Cross-referencing these names with our research, three male names appear in both lists for most successful and most likely to fly private.
Not only is David the most common name for private jet flyers (6% of reviews), it is also deemed to be one of the most successful, with Harvard Business Review revealing 4.5% of US businesses have a CEO named David.
Peter is also quite a common name for private jet flyers, whilst also being the most popular name for a male CEO, according to a LinkedIn study.
When it comes to female names, we found out that only two female names linked to success are likely to fly private; Victoria and Elizabeth. Interestingly, both names have regal importance, with multiple British monarchs named this.
While your name might not guarantee flying private, our research does suggest that certain names are more likely than others to join the high-flyers club.
The leading expert study that was analysed in this article was the Albert Mehrabian study involving 2,000 participants with 2,845 first names.
The number of Trustpilot reviews on PrivateFly (964 reviews with a 4.9 rate out of 5), LunaJet (46 reviews with a 4.4 rate out of 5), and Charter A (182 reviews with a 4.9 rate out of 5) is the primary metric to determine the correlation between names and people who fly private.
Also, we researched famous personalities’ names and we cross-referenced it with most common names of private jet flyers.