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Muhammad is the fifth most popular given name in England – News

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Variants like Mohammed and Mohammad were also in the top 100 names.

Muhammad was one of the most popular names for newborn boys in England and Wales in 2020, as evidenced by birth registration data, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Muhammad was the fifth most popular, while his variants – Mohammed and Mohammad – were also in the top 100, ranked 32 and 74 respectively.

Muhammad tops the list of baby names in London, North West England, Yorkshire and Humber and the West Midlands, data reveals, largely reflecting the spread of the Asian community in England.

There were 3,710 babies named Muhammad, while 1,615 were named Muhammad and 751 Mohammad during the year in England and Wales.

The top ten boy names were: Oliver, George, Arthur, Noah, Muhammad, Leo, Oscar, Harry, Archie and Jack.

The ONS said Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names for boys and girls in England and Wales for the fifth year in a row. Ivy and Rosie replaced Grace and Freya in the top 10 female names, while Archie replaced Charlie in the top 10 male names.

Mothers aged 35 and older continued to choose more traditional names, while younger mothers opted for more modern and abbreviated names, he added.

Siân Bradford of the ONS Vital Statistics Division said: “Oliver and Olivia retained the top spots as the most popular boy and girl names in 2020, but some interesting changes have taken place. below them. We continue to see the age of mothers having an impact on the choice of baby name ”.

She added: “Archie first jumped into the top 10 boy names, pushed by younger mothers as well as the obvious royal connection. On the girls’ side, Ivy moved up to sixth place. Popular culture continues to be a source of inspiration for baby names, whether they are characters from our favorite show or fashionable celebrities ”.



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