Lonely Planet Writer

Is yours on the list? Discover the names ranked most adventurous in the world

Are you always packing your bag and hopping over to new countries on city breaks? Are you more likely to be found sipping sake in Harajuku or pisco in Peru than propping up your local? If your name is Daniel or Sarah, you are the most likely to book adventures around the world, according to a new survey of global travel data.

A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Witold Skrypczak
A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Witold Skrypczak

A study conducted by global hostel booking platform, Hostelworld, analysed booking data from more than 100 different countries to find the names that have done the most travelling around the world. The results indicated that Daniel was the most adventurous name in the world, and 11 male and 9 female names made the list.

A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Thomas Barwick
A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Thomas Barwick

The top 20 names were revealed to be: 1. Daniel, 2. Michael, 3. David, 4. Sarah. 5. James. 6. Laura. 7. Thomas, 8. Matthew, 9. Jessica, 10. Andrew, 11. Anna, 12. Emily, 13. Hannah, 14. Emma, 15. John, 16. Alex, 17. Alexander, 18. Rebecca, 19. Julia, 20. Christopher. “One of the most exciting things about travelling is the opportunity to meet open-minded people along the way,” says Marek Mossakowski, Global Head of Brand at Hostelworld.

A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Grant Faint
A survey has identified the most adventurous names in the world. Image: Grant Faint

“We were interested to see who it is that’s most passionate about meeting the world and it turns out to be Daniels and Sarahs. Hostels spark the type of social experiences that enable you to make unforgettable memories and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences, so whatever your name, whoever you are, get out there and meet the world.”