Uplift's analysis of lawsuit loan requests finds Hailey and Kyle to be the clumsiest names in America

What’s in a name? A lot apparently.

Studies have shown that your name can affect a lot, from your career prospects and how hirable you are to some studies even suggesting that your name can have an effect on the way you look!

What if we were to tell you it might even determine how likely you are to have an accident? We have conducted research into America’s ‘clumsiest’ people to discover the top 10 most accident-prone names for men and women.

The top 10 clumsiest male names are:

  1. Kyle
  2. Blake
  3. Brian
  4. Ryan
  5. Daniel
  6. Mark
  7. Bob
  8. Samuel
  9. William
  10. James

And the top 10 clumsiest female names are:

  1. Hailey
  2. Taylor
  3. Linda
  4. Barbara
  5. Kimberley
  6. Mary
  7. Angela
  8. Deborah
  9. Gabrielle
  10. Louise

Names were ranked by the frequency of them appearing when reviewing cases that involved the claimant encountering an incident causing personal injuries, such as slips, trips and falls in the workplace and at home or in a public setting.

Insights also showed that women are more than a third (37%) more likely to cause injury from falling over than their male counterparts, in addition to men being 23% more likely to have an accident in the home than anywhere else.

From our internal data, payouts for personal injuries are on average between $2,700 and $76,000 with the average sitting at $40,789.

Jared Stern, owner of Uplift Legal Funding, said,

“Names are an important aspect of our lives, whether we’re deciding what to name a new addition or dealing with a name given to us – they’re a huge deal. There’s even science out there to suggest that our names can have an impact on our lives, with the power to affect our personalities and even our physicality.

“With this link between us as people and the names we are given, we thought that it would be interesting to take our data and find out which names are associated with those who are more accident prone – I hope for all the Kyles and Haileys out there, the research isn’t completely accurate!”