People called Matthew and Emma are the stingiest, study says

We’ve all got mates who conveniently forget to get the drinks in when it’s their round.

And let’s not forget that birthday present they ordered you that got lost in the post.

If this is all sounding familiar – and your penny-pinching pal is called Matthew or Emma – it’d make sense.

This is because people with these names have been named as the “stingiest”.

According to researchers at, these monikers are most associated with being frugal.

The company surveyed 3,000 of its customers about their spending habits.

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It also pinpointed the names that were most likely to over-spend versus those who prefer to keep their purses closed.

According to the company, the “stingiest” monikers for men are Matthew, Jack and Sam.

Meanwhile, women most associated with being money-conscious are Emma, Katie and Julie.

At the other end of the spectrum, blokes called Joshua, Chris and Callum are said to be the biggest shopoholics.

And for ladies, Karens, Courtneys and Stephanies weren’t afraid to splash the cash.

Scroll down to see the list in full.

The top five ‘stingiest’ male and female names are:


  1. Matthew
  2. Jack
  3. Sam
  4. James
  5. Simon

Women :

  1. Emma
  2. Katie
  3. Julie
  4. Alice
  5. Zoe
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The top five ‘shopaholic’ male and female names are:


  1. Joshua
  2. Chris
  3. Callum
  4. Scott
  5. Lewis


  1. Karen
  2. Courtney
  3. Stephanie
  4. Maddie
  5. April

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