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‘Muhammad’ is the Most Popular Baby Name in London

According to Figures from the UK Office of National Statistics, the name ‘Muhammad’ was the most popular name for babies born in London. The alternate spelling ‘Mohammed’ came fourth in the list of top 20 boy’s names. ‘Maryam’ was the 18th most popular baby girl’s name in the list of top girl’s names in the capital. Muslims also name their children ‘Adam’ after the Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) – that name came 13th.

The figures were based on arond 70,000 newborn baby names in 2012, the most recent data available for baby names in London.

Here are the lists of the top 20 boys and girls names:

Top 20 Boys’ Names

  1. Muhammad
  2. Daniel
  3. Alexander
  4. Mohammed
  5. Joshua
  6. Oliver
  7. Harry
  8. Samuel
  9. Thomas
  10. James
  11. Jack
  12. George
  13. Adam
  14. David
  15. Ethan
  16. William
  17. Henry
  18. Jacob
  19. Noah
  20. Leo

Top 20 Girls’ Names

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Mia
  6. Emily
  7. Jessica
  8. Sophie
  9. Ava
  10. Chloe
  11. Lily
  12. Sofia
  13. Grace
  14. Maya
  15. Ella
  16. Isla
  17. Charlotte
  18. Maryam
  19. Alice
  20. Ruby
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