Mohammed is the most popular name for boys in England and Wales

October 28th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britain is not a Muslim nation but believe it or not Mohammed has become the number one name for newborn boys in the country.

For the past 14 years, Jack had been the number one name for newborn boys in Britain. However Jack is now the third most popular name for newborn baby boys in Britain.

In the girl’s list, Olivia was the top name for newborn girls in Britain. This is the second year in a row that the name has been the top name for girls. Ruby and Chloe followed Olivia and the most popular name for newborn girls in Britain.

Mohammed and its 12 various variations were given to a total of 7,549 newborn baby boys in Britain. The figures are for the past year.

Oliver came ahead of Jack as the second most popular for newborn baby boys in Britain. The name was given to some 7,364 newborn baby boys in Britain in 2009. The names Harry and Alfie followed Jack at fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The list was compiled with birth records from England and Wales in 2009.

It must however be noted that no particular English spelling of the name is in the top ten but when the various spelling variations are added, they move to the top of the list.

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