CHESTER, England, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Harry prefers the style of a Bentley, while Kim's car for dashing around in is a Lexus
- James most likely to drive a Alfa Romeo but Daniel prefers the reliability of a Volkswagen
Analysis by MoneySupermarket.com reveals that the type of car you drive is not just a matter of personal choice, but can also be influenced by your name. The UK's number one comparison site analysed 17 million car insurance searches through its site and has come up with cars people are most likely to drive based on their name.
While Stephen Fry famously drives around in a black taxi, and Jessica Ennis was handed the keys to a brand new Jaguar following her success in the Olympics, anyone called Stephen will most likely drive a Land Rover, while Jessica is most likely drive a Ferrari.
Prince William and Kate Middleton thrilled crowds around Buckingham Palace on their wedding day when they went for a spin in a blue Aston Martin belonging to Prince Charles. However, drivers called William are most likely to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari sports car while Kate prefers the elegance of a Maserati. Elizabeth's on the other hand are most likely to drive a Suzuki while drivers called Charles are most likely to drive a Mazda.
Celebrities including singing sensation Justin Bieber and One Direction's Harry Styles have a penchant for fast cars. Surprisingly the analysis shows men with the name Justin are most likely to drive Porsches. In reality, this isn't worlds apart from Justin Bieber's real choice of motor, which is a Fisker Karmer - a luxury hybrid car. Harry Styles on the other hand has recently been seen driving a white Ford Capri he bought on eBay. This is a far cry from the reality which shows Harry's are most likely to drive Bentleys.
Who loves each car brand?
The research also found that Damien's and Vincent's are the names most likely to drive a Porsche, whereas Jade's and Gary's have the highest affinity with Ford brands. Moving off-road, Bruce and Donald are more likely to own Jeeps, while Nigel and Roger will have an affinity towards Land Rovers. Those who topped the chart of souped-up Subaru drivers are called Shane, Dale and Carly, while those most likely to drive Skoda's have more sensible names such as Norman, Roland and Valerie. The research found the names highly associated with Jaguars are Bernard, Malcolm, Audrey and Janet, while someone called Jeremy is most likely to drive an Aston Martin - taking after Mr Clarkson himself!
Peter Harrison, car insurance expert atMoneySupermarket, said: "So what's really in a name? When it comes to driving a car, your name does actually influence the type of car you are most likely to drive according to our analysis. While celebrities and sports personalities are being photographed getting out of the latest luxury vehicles, our analysis shows that some of their namesakes may also have a preference for nice cars, despite the having a very different lifestyle.
"While for most of us, driving the latest luxury brand is beyond our means, the type of car your drive does have an impact on the cost of motoring and the car insurance premium you will pay. The more expensive and powerful the car, the higher the premium. Whether you drive a Bentley or a Beetle, shopping around for car insurance rather than accept your renewal quote will make sure you are not paying more than you need to."
Notes to Editors
 This analysis uses MoneySupermarket data* from March 2012 to February 2013 to reveal unusual traits in car ownership in the UK, and identifies trends for certain names to have a higher brand ownership than average.
The methodology searches for the highest rate of ownership for each car brand for all UK names**.
For example, Jacob's are listed as having the highest likelihood of all names to own a Volkswagen: -
- According to MoneySupermarket quotes, 14.5% of Jacob's own an Volkswagen in the UK, compared to 8.6% of the UK population owning an Volkswagen.
- Jacob's are therefore 69% more likely to own an Volkswagen than the average person, and are chosen for having the highest rate of Volkswagen ownership for any UK name.
In absolute terms, Vauxhall's (14.4%) and Ford's (14.3%) are the most commonly quoted car brands on MoneySupermarket.
Similarly, in absolute terms, David was the most popular male name quoted on MoneySupermarket at 3% of all male names; and Sarah was the most popular female name at 2.5% of all female names.
* Analysis of given names over 17.1m MoneySupermarket quotes
** Given name appeared at least 1,000 times on MoneySupermarket quotes
Car Brands for the Most Popular Names Top 200 names and associated brands Abbie SMART Aaron PEUGEOT Abigail FIAT Abdul TOYOTA Adele LEXUS Adam CITROEN Aimee LAMBORGHINI Adrian MAZDA Alexandra MASERATI Ahmed NISSAN Alice VOLKSWAGEN Aidan PEUGEOT Alison MAZDA Alan JEEP Allison CITROEN Albert NISSAN Amanda LANDROVER Alex ASTON MARTIN Amber SMART Alexander VOLKSWAGEN Amelia FIAT Ali NISSAN Amy PEUGEOT Allan MITSUBISHI Andrea PORSCHE Andrew LANDROVER Angela JEEP Andy PORSCHE Anita MERCEDES-BENZ Anthony CITROEN Ann TOYOTA Antonio ALFA ROMEO Anna ROLLS ROYCE Antony SUBARU Anne TOYOTA Arron SUZUKI Ashleigh LAMBORGHINI Arthur HONDA Ashley PEUGEOT Ashley PEUGEOT Audrey JAGUAR Barry MERCEDES-BENZ Barbara MASERATI Ben MINI Bethany RENAULT Benjamin RELIANT Beverley ASTON MARTIN Bernard JAGUAR Carla ROLLS ROYCE Billy SMART Carly SUBARU Bob LAMBORGHINI Carol MASERATI Bradley RELIANT Carole JAGUAR Brendan VOLVO Caroline MITSUBISHI Brett SUZUKI Carolyn MAZDA Brian JAGUAR Catherine VAUXHALL Bruce JEEP Chantelle PEUGEOT Callum MINI Charlotte MINI Cameron ROLLS ROYCE Chelsea BENTLEY Carl RENAULT Cheryl BENTLEY Charles MAZDA Chloe BENTLEY Charlie SMART Christina PORSCHE Chris BENTLEY Christine BENTLEY Christian MINI Claire BMW Christopher FORD Clare LANDROVER Clive ROLLS ROYCE Danielle FIAT Colin VOLVO Dawn RELIANT Connor VAUXHALL Debbie LANDROVER Craig SUBARU Deborah PORSCHE Curtis LAMBORGHINI Debra MERCEDES-BENZ Dale SUBARU Denise LEXUS Damian SKODA Diane RELIANT Damien PORSCHE Donna LANDROVER Dan LAMBORGHINI Dorothy NISSAN Daniel VOLKSWAGEN Eileen NISSAN Danny SMART Elaine HONDA Darren SUBARU Eleanor SKODA Dave AUDI Elizabeth SUZUKI David VOLVO Ellie CITROEN Dean CITROEN Emily PEUGEOT Dennis BENTLEY Emma FORD Derek JAGUAR Faye MASERATI Dominic ROLLS ROYCE Fiona HONDA Donald JEEP Frances ALFA ROMEO Douglas BENTLEY Francesca FIAT Edward MAZDA Gail PEUGEOT Elliott MINI Gemma RENAULT Eric HONDA Georgia MINI Francis NISSAN Georgina VOLKSWAGEN Frank FERRARI Geraldine BMW Gareth SUBARU Gillian RELIANT Garry MASERATI Grace SMART Gary FORD Hannah VOLKSWAGEN Gavin BMW Harriet VOLKSWAGEN Geoffrey BENTLEY Hayley SUBARU George MERCEDES-BENZ Hazel TOYOTA Gerald TOYOTA Heather SUZUKI Gordon HONDA Helen VOLVO Graeme AUDI Hilary VOLVO Graham MAZDA Holly FERRARI Grant MITSUBISHI Irene PORSCHE Greg MAZDA Jackie PORSCHE Guy ASTON MARTIN Jacqueline JEEP Harry BENTLEY Jade FORD Henry ROLLS ROYCE Jane JEEP Howard LEXUS Janet JAGUAR Iain PORSCHE Janice NISSAN Ian JEEP Jayne LAMBORGHINI Ibrahim MERCEDES-BENZ Jean RELIANT Imran HONDA Jemma LAMBORGHINI Ivan MAZDA Jenna MINI Jack MINI Jennifer VAUXHALL Jacob VOLKSWAGEN Jenny AUDI Jake SMART Jess MINI James ALFA ROMEO Jessica FERRARI Jamie PEUGEOT Jill LANDROVER Jason SMART Joan SUZUKI Jay NISSAN Joanna MAZDA Jeremy ASTON MARTIN Joanne AUDI Jim MASERATI Jodie SUBARU Joe ROLLS ROYCE Joy MAZDA John JEEP Joyce VOLVO Jon LAMBORGHINI Judith SUZUKI Jonathan BMW Julia ASTON MARTIN Jonathon CITROEN Julie ROLLS ROYCE Jordan FIAT Karen VOLVO Joseph VOLKSWAGEN Katarzyna TOYOTA Josh LAMBORGHINI Kate MASERATI Joshua FIAT Katherine SKODA Julian FERRARI Kathleen PORSCHE Justin PORSCHE Kathryn CITROEN Kamil AUDI Katie FORD Karl RELIANT Katrina SMART Keith TOYOTA Katy BENTLEY Ken RENAULT Kay FERRARI Kenneth MERCEDES-BENZ Kayleigh FIAT Kevin MITSUBISHI Kelly BMW Kieran RENAULT Kerry RENAULT Kieron PEUGEOT Kim LEXUS Kristian MINI Kimberley PEUGEOT Kyle RENAULT Kirstie SUBARU Laurence MASERATI Kirsty FIAT Lee BMW Laura FORD Leon SMART Lauren RENAULT Leonard RELIANT Leah RENAULT Lewis SUZUKI Leanne RENAULT Liam PEUGEOT Lesley HONDA Louis LAMBORGHINI Linda ASTON MARTIN Luke RENAULT Lindsay SUBARU Malcolm JAGUAR Lindsey SUZUKI Marc LEXUS Lisa MITSUBISHI Marcus VOLVO Lorna SUZUKI Mark ALFA ROMEO Lorraine MAZDA Martin SKODA Louisa JEEP Martyn MASERATI Louise MITSUBISHI Mathew VAUXHALL Lucy VOLKSWAGEN Matt ASTON MARTIN Lynn LEXUS Matthew VOLKSWAGEN Lynne HONDA Max FERRARI Mandy JEEP Michael VAUXHALL Margaret TOYOTA Michal SKODA Maria RELIANT Mike ROLLS ROYCE Marie ASTON MARTIN Mohamed NISSAN Mary TOYOTA Mohammad TOYOTA Maureen SKODA Mohammed TOYOTA Megan FORD Muhammad TOYOTA Melanie ALFA ROMEO Nathan FIAT Melissa LAMBORGHINI Neil AUDI Michele AUDI Nicholas PORSCHE Michelle MITSUBISHI Nick FERRARI Molly LAMBORGHINI Nigel LANDROVER Nadia MERCEDES-BENZ Norman SKODA Naomi AUDI Oliver VOLKSWAGEN Natalie BMW Patrick MERCEDES-BENZ Natasha MASERATI Paul LANDROVER Nicola FERRARI Peter SKODA Nicole ROLLS ROYCE Phil RENAULT Nikki FERRARI Philip LEXUS Nina BMW Phillip JEEP Olivia BENTLEY Rafal HONDA Pamela NISSAN Raymond RELIANT Patricia ROLLS ROYCE Reece VAUXHALL Paula VOLVO Rhys FIAT Pauline JAGUAR Richard VOLVO Rachael CITROEN Ricky BMW Rachel ALFA ROMEO Rob MASERATI Rebecca VOLKSWAGEN Robbie CITROEN Rita HONDA Robert VOLVO Rosie RELIANT Robin LEXUS Ruth SKODA Roger LANDROVER Sally MAZDA Ronald SKODA Samantha PEUGEOT Rory ALFA ROMEO Sandra JAGUAR Ross FORD Sara AUDI Roy JAGUAR Sarah SKODA Russell MASERATI Shannon VAUXHALL Ryan FIAT Sharon MERCEDES-BENZ Sam SUZUKI Sheila ASTON MARTIN Samuel SUZUKI Shirley NISSAN Scott MITSUBISHI Sian MITSUBISHI Sean AUDI Siobhan SMART Sebastian HONDA Sonia AUDI Shane SUBARU Sophie MINI Shaun MITSUBISHI Stacey VAUXHALL Simon LANDROVER Stephanie CITROEN Stephen LANDROVER Sue LANDROVER Steve BMW Susan JAGUAR Steven FORD Susannah ALFA ROMEO Stewart ASTON MARTIN Suzanne VOLVO Stuart ALFA ROMEO Sylvia HONDA Syed BMW Tania ASTON MARTIN Terence LEXUS Tanya LEXUS Terry FORD Tara MINI Thomas SUZUKI Teresa NISSAN Tim ASTON MARTIN Tina JEEP Timothy BENTLEY Tracey MITSUBISHI Toby FIAT Tracy SUBARU Tom ALFA ROMEO Valerie SKODA Tomas AUDI Vanessa SMART Tony RELIANT Veronica ALFA ROMEO Trevor JAGUAR Vicky FERRARI Victor MERCEDES-BENZ Victoria ALFA ROMEO Vincent PORSCHE Wendy MERCEDES-BENZ Wayne MITSUBISHI Yasmin LEXUS Wesley LEXUS Yvonne MERCEDES-BENZ Will FERRARI Zoe ROLLS ROYCE William FERRARI
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