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刘沧龙分享:英文名可透露你的职业?

 来源:中国日报网

 

 

Alastair is particularly likely to be a journalist. Hannah has a good shot at being a poet. Dalton is more likely than most to sell insurance.

Alastair很有可能是一名记者。Hannah极有可能是一名诗人。Dalton则更有可能是保险销售。

 

A new analysis from app maker Verdant Labs found the six most unique names in 37 different professions. These are the names that are more common in that line of work than in others.

应用软件制造商Verdant Labs最近的一项分析发现,37种不同职业各有六个独特的名字,这六个名字在某一职业中出现的频率要远高于其他的名字。

 

Here's Verdant Labs' chart showing the six most disproportionately common names in each profession:

下面是Verdant Labs的图表,展示了各个职业中出现频率最高的六个名字。

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In a blog post, developer Mark Edmond explained more about the methodology:

在一篇博文中,软件开发者马克·爱蒙德对这个原则进行了详细解释:

 

Take Elvis, for example. There aren't all that many Elvises out there, but a particularly high percentage of them are musicians. As a result, Elvis ranks high among musician names. Elvis isn't the most common name among musicians -- that's likely to be John or some other very popular name. What's interesting is that it's way more common among musicians than you might expect, given how rare it is. In other words, it's common in that profession relative to its overall frequency.

以Elvis为例。叫Elvis的人并不多,但是他们当中音乐家特别多。因此,Elvis在音乐家名字中排名靠前。Elvis并非最常见的音乐家名字,可能最常见的还是John等其他流行的名字。有趣的是,考虑到Elvis这个名字本来就不常见,它在音乐家中的常见程度也就可以算是很高了。换句话说,这个名字出现在音乐家中的几率要高于它出现的整体几率。

 

Some of the findings won't be too surprising: Police officers, race car drivers, golfers and guitarists are more likely to be men. Social workers, librarians and graphic designers tend to be women.

有些发现在情理之中:警官、赛车手、高尔夫球手和吉他手中男性更多。社工、图书管理员、平面设计师里女性更多。

 

Some other interesting tidbits: Football coaches are likely to have one-syllable names such as Rich, Mike or Bill. Songwriters' names harken back to some famous male musicians of the 1960s and 1970s, including Sonny, Mick and Billy. Hebrew names such as Moshe, Meir, and Shlomo are extremely common among rabbis.

这里还有一些有趣的细节:足球教练经常是起一个音节的名字,比如Rich、Mike或Bill。流行歌曲作者的名字常常是二十世纪六七十年代的著名男音乐家的名字,比如Sonny、Mick和Billy。希伯来语的名字,比如Moshe、Meir或Shlomo在拉比(犹太教经师或神职人员)中极为常见。

 

“So, do our names influence where we go in life? Or do the social, geographic, economic and other factors that might have influenced how our parents named us also direct our career paths?” Edmond wrote in the post. “Our hunch is that it’s mostly the latter, but bear in mind that the connection is subtle.”

爱蒙德在博文中写道,“所以,我们的名字会不会影响今后的人生方向呢?或者说影响父母为我们起名字的社会、地理、经济等其他因素还会继续影响我们的职业道路?直觉告诉我们主要是后者,但是请记住,二者的联系是非常微妙的。”

 

Here's a searchable list of the names and professions, too:

以下是可查询的名单和职业清单:

 

拉比: Judah, Shlomo, Meir, Yosef, Moshe

警官: Wayne, Kevin, Louis, Raymond, Timothy, Kim

诗人: Edgar, Hannah, Celia, Anne, Dorothy, Edmund

摄影师: Hugo, Bruno, Zoe, Tracey, Noah, Annie

赛车手: Bobby, Johnny, Robbie, Jimmy, Luigi, Sebastian

平面设计师: Diana, Alison, Vanessa, Jessica, Kurt, Jan

高尔夫球手: Tommy, Willie, Bud, Simon, Johnny, Bobby

地质学家: William, Frederick, Henry, Samuel, Hugh, Leonard

气象学家: Scott, Bill, Joe, Jim, Jeff, Mike

牧场主: Leroy, Leland, Boyd, Clifford, Roy, Judy

吉他手: Trey, Richie, Mick, Eddie, Buddy, Sonny

鼓手: Billy, Mickey, Joey, Dave, Tommy, Chad

汽车销售员: Pete, Travis, Clay, Larry, Bob, Allen

足球运动员: Darnell, Jermaine, Reggie, Derrick, Nate, Quinton

机械师: Randy, Patrick, Dave, Rick, Jerry, Fred

社工: Penelope, Stella, Constance, Jeannette, Marsha, Vivian

理发师: Patricia, Raymond, Lori, James, Robert, Susan

电气工程师: Bernard, Eugene, Harvey, Alfred, Charles, Edwin

记者: Hanna, Gideon, Alastair, Angus, Louisa, Jonah

会计: Kurtis, Charmaine, Maribel, Mitzi, Adele, Mindy

足球教练: Bill, Mike, Rich, Steve, Jim, Dan

图书管理员: Abigail, Margot, Nanette, Julia, Eleanor, Johanna

军人: Jeremy, Jacob, Zachary, Justin, Joshua, Kyle

历史学家: Henry, Adrienne, Herbert, Carolina, Theodore, Emma

农民: Delbert, Marlin, Duane, Darin, Mavis, Elwood

消防队员: Ryan, Darren, Brandon, Matthew, Jeremy, Jason

健身教练: Julie, Rebecca, Virginia, Karen, Jennifer, Pamela

律师: Sanford, William, Norton, Marshal, Augustus, Cecily

歌曲作者: Sonny, Mick, Richie, Stevie, Billy, Benny

保险推销员: Patty, Garrett, Dalton, Mac, Clark, Brent

室内设计师: Martha, Marjorie, Elise, Melinda, Bonnie, Lynne

生物学家: Sara, Suzanne, Stuart, Nicholas, Janet, Cheryl

法官: Josiah, Lise, Archibald, Rufus, Louise, Clement

特技演员: Alex, Erik, Eddie, Tom, Terry, Ben

外科医生: Barrett, Harris, Sherwin, Jefferson, Holly, Sanford

风险资本家: Shawn, Guy, Nicholas, Joanna, Doug, Alexander

兽医: Peggy, Sara, Tracy, Wayne, Gene, Larry

 

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