Source: The Telegraph
Arabic names and 1970s names on the rise while the royals prove out of favour’
The name Mohammed has become the most popular boys’ name in the UK, jumping 27 places to knock Oliver off the top spot.For girls, Sophia proved the most popular name of the year, according to website Babycentre. Its list of the top 100 baby names for 2014 reveals an “enormous” surge in Arabic names.
Maryam is the biggest riser for girls, jumping 59 places to number 35, Nur is a new entry at number 29, while Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim are all new to the boys’ top 100. Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of BabyCentre, said: “Traditionally, Muhammad is often the name given to the first-born boy in Muslim families.