There are 708, 300 jobs for physicians and surgeons in U.S., so future employment in those fields is promising. If you have child with aspirations of becoming a doctor, there are plenty of openings. But their first name may help.

Using data from, they found the most common names of both male and female doctors in the U.S. in 2015.

For female doctors some of the most common names are:

Julie, Christine, Kathleen, Rebecca, Deborah, Barbara, Nancy, Linda, Michelle, Sarah, Maria, Amy, Susan, Elizabeth, Mary

For male doctors some of the most common names are:

George, Brian, Peter, Christopher, Stephen, Jeffery, Charles, Daniel, Steven, Paul, Joseph, Mark, Thomas, Richard, William, James, Robert, Michael, David, John.