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The 100 Most Common Names For HR/Recruiters In The UK

The 100 Most Common Names For HR/Recruiters In The UK

We have analysed data on over 10,000 HR/Recruiters. As a bit of an experiment, we decided to look at the frequencies of how often certain names come up; If you are speaking to someone in HR/Recruitment, your best bet is to call them Karen or Paul!

The percentages we have used are based off the total number of names which make up the top 100 names (a total of 4,500). In total, there were over 1,800 different names analysed, with names such as Olivia, Vanessa, Gregg and Miles only occurring once.

So here is the list of the top 100 names in recruitment! Do you feature in the top 100?

Rank Name Position
1 Karen 2.6%
2 Paul 2.4%
3 Julie 2.3%
4 Claire 2.2%
5 Alison 2.0%
6 Sue 2.0%
7 Andrew 2.0%
8 Mark 1.8%
9 Louise 1.8%
10 Jane 1.8%
11 Emma 1.8%
12 Lisa 1.7%
13 Angela 1.7%
14 Steve 1.4%
15 Peter 1.4%
16 Ian 1.4%
17 Debbie 1.3%
18 Anne 1.3%
19 Fiona 1.3%
20 Caroline 1.3%
21 Rachel 1.3%
22 Chris 1.3%
23 Richard 1.2%
24 Kate 1.2%
25 Andy 1.2%
26 Jackie 1.2%
27 Nicola 1.2%
28 Linda 1.2%
29 Joanne 1.2%
30 Michael 1.2%
31 Christine 1.2%
32 Alan 1.1%
33 Amanda 1.1%
34 Sally 1.1%
35 Martin 1.1%
36 Simon 1.1%
37 Laura 1.1%
38 Susan 1.1%
39 Liz 1.0%
40 Sharon 1.0%
41 Carol 1.0%
42 Michelle 1.0%
43 Elaine 1.0%
44 Janet 1.0%
45 Catherine 0.9%
46 Mike 0.9%
47 Lucy 0.9%
48 Jo 0.8%
49 Rebecca 0.8%
50 Brian 0.8%
51 Tony 0.8%
52 Heather 0.8%
53 Tracey 0.8%
54 Robert 0.8%
55 Jill 0.8%
56 Sandra 0.8%
57 Tracy 0.8%
58 Stephen 0.8%
59 Dawn 0.8%
60 Clare 0.7%
61 Jenny 0.7%
62 Wendy 0.7%
63 Lynn 0.7%
64 Katie 0.7%
65 Neil 0.7%
66 Ann 0.7%
67 Anna 0.7%
68 Ruth 0.7%
69 Margaret 0.7%
70 Lorraine 0.7%
71 Lesley 0.7%
72 Barbara 0.7%
73 Nick 0.7%
74 Andrea 0.7%
75 Charlotte 0.7%
76 Kevin 0.7%
77 Diane 0.6%
78 Victoria 0.6%
79 Gill 0.6%
80 Mary 0.6%
81 Alex 0.6%
82 Dave 0.6%
83 Gillian 0.6%
84 Kim 0.6%
85 Mandy 0.6%
86 Kerry 0.6%
87 Elizabeth 0.6%
88 Natalie 0.6%
89 Jonathan 0.5%
90 Gary 0.5%
91 Tina 0.5%
92 Melanie 0.5%
93 Amy 0.5%
94 Graham 0.5%
95 Adrian 0.5%
96 Cheryl 0.5%
97 Zoe 0.5%
98 Julia 0.5%
99 Donna 0.5%
100 Samantha 0.5%

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