These 10 Baby Names Are Also The Most Expensive Street Names

Victoria Richards
·Writer, HuffPost UK
·2-min read
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If you live on a street that contains one of this year’s most desirable baby names, you could see the value of your property rocket. Hear us out.

That’s according to Barratt Homes, who put together an online ‘street finder tool’, which allows you to search the HM Land Registry database for your name.

In comparison to the average UK house price of £231,185, the study showed streets with popular names such as ‘Charlotte’ (the Princess Royal) and ‘Harper’ (Beckham) are of substantially higher value.

I gave it a shot and put my name into the tool, only to discover houses on ‘Victoria Street’ cost, on average, £50,830 – but there was one on the list in Hertfordshire for a cool £2,425,000.

We have a wealth of baby name inspiration on HuffPost UK Parents. Here are 10 of the most valuable street names to consider for your little one.

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Alec

A home on Alec Street could set you back as much as £5,807,701. No surprise when you consider that Alec is strong, meaning ‘defending men’.

Jenna

A property on Jenna Street could cost you a mean £2,916,000. Jenna means ‘fair phantom’ and comes from the English.

Kathryn

Kathryn comes from the Greek, and means ‘pure’. It’s a variant of Katherine – and houses on a street bearing this name can cost as much as £1,965,000.

Guy

A French name meaning ‘guide’ or ‘leader’, Guy has a definite hint of aristocracy about it. Houses on a road named after Guy come in at £1,831,694.

Roger

Roger comes from the old French, meaning ‘fame’, ‘renowned’ and ‘spear’. Houses on roads of this name can set you back as much as £1,476,596.

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Darcie

Buy a house on Darcie Street and you might have to fork out £1,440,000 for the name, which means ‘dark-haired’, ‘dark’ or ‘descendant of the dark’ in Irish.

Mathew

Mathew (yes, one ‘t’) means ‘gift of Yahweh’ and refers to the Hebrew God. A pad on a road named after Mathew could be snapped up for £1,207,892.

Basil

The name Basil (royal, kingly) comes from the male Greek name Vassilios and means ‘brave’ or ‘fearless’ – houses can cost £1,110,767.

Joel

The name Joel appears in the Hebrew bible and means “Yahu is god” or the modern translation “Yahweh Is God”. Houses come in at £877,332.

Vivienne

The name Vivienne means ‘alive’ and is of French origin. Houses on Vivienne Street sell for a substantial £837,500.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.