Mohammed is most popular name for baby boys in UK

October 28th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 28 (ANI): Topping the list for the most popular name given to newborn boys in Britain is Mohammed, followed by Oliver, Jack, Harry and Alfie.

Mohammed had been placed third last year, but now has come first after overtaking the name Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years and is now in third spot, the Daily Mail reported.

A total of 7,549 newborns were given 12 variations of the Islamic prophet Mohammed’s name last year, such as Muhammad and Mohammad, with the spelling of Mohammed topping the list for the West Midlands.

In order of popularity, the variant spellings used were, Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed, Mohammod, Mahamed, Muhamad, Mahammed and Mohmmed.

The second most popular boy’s name, Oliver, was given to 7,364 babies, and Olivia topped the list for little girls for the second year in a row, behind Ruby and Chloe. (ANI)

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