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Is Your Name CEO-Worthy?

We crunched the numbers to learn the most common names found among the CEOs of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Does your name make the cut?
Is Your Name CEO-Worthy?
MICHAEL
Ethical-caring: 80 Popular-fun: 99 Success: 99 Overall: 99 According to the Social Security Administration, the name Michael (as in Palatnek, pictured here, from No. 3 company C2C Outdoor), which means "Who is like God?" in Hebrew, has been in the top three U.S. male baby names each year since 1954, and reigned at the very top for 38 years, from 1961 to 1998. "Given the Success score for Michael is 99, it makes sense that Michael predominates the names of CEOs," says Mehrabian. While Michaels are popular stateside, the name has long held international appeal. The name is extremely popular in England, Russia (as "Mischa"), and Mexico (as "Miguel"). Popular Michaels include Keaton, Jordan, and Jackson.
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Last updated: Aug 17, 2011


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