People named Emma and Matt are the stingiest, research finds

People named Emma and Matt are the stingiest, research finds

People named Emma and Matt are the stingiest, new research has found.

The insightful survey examined the spending habits of 3,000 British people and was conducted by the online marketplace It then compiled a list of the top ten names of the biggest spenders you're likely to know and those who've got very tight strings on their purse.

This woman pees in bottles to save money: 

And unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view), if you're a woman called Emma or a man called Matt, your friends will have very low expectations of you buying a round of drinks on a night out.

These are the names of the ten stingiest men and women:


  1. Emma
  2. Katie
  3. Julie
  4. Alice
  5. Zoe
  6. Kelly
  7. Lucy
  8. Claire
  9. Sarah
  10. Amy
A person putting money in a piggy bank. Credit: Pexels


  1. Matthew
  2. Jack
  3. Sam
  4. James
  5. Simon
  6. Edward
  7. Connor
  8. Paul
  9. Ben
  10. Liam

As mentioned, the survey also looked at people whose names were at the opposite end of the spectrum and found out the names people most likely to be big spenders. So if you're a shopaholic and on this list, well, you might want to blame your parents for whatever they chose to call you.

These are the names of the biggest spenders:


  1. Karen
  2. Courtney
  3. Stephanie
  4. Maddie
  5. April
  6. Jessica
  7. Mary
  8. Georgia
  9. Catherine
  10. Amanda
A woman online shopping. Credit: Pexels


  1. Joshua
  2. Chris
  3. Callum
  4. Scott
  5. Lewis
  6. Luke
  7. Jacob
  8. Marcus
  9. Philip
  10. Andy

Per the Mirror, Cas Paton, founder of, said: "With thousands of people going through our site daily, we see a host of shopping habits and trends, whether that’s by name, age or location.

"Therefore, we thought it would be fascinating to see which names are synonymous with the top spenders onsite, and also the names of those who are more careful with their money, opting for deals and discounts over full-priced products.

"Who knew there's such a common parallel with names and shopping habits, there seems to be a lot more to a name than we initially thought."