Muhammad Appears In Top 10 Baby Name List For The First Time

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Source: Huffington Post

By Carol Kuruvilla

The popular name for baby boys is a way for Muslim families to honor Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad.

The name Muhammad has broken into a parenting website’s top 10 list of most popular baby boy names for the very first time.

The name, which honors Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, crawled from 14th place in 2018 to 10th place in 2019, according to data collected from U.S. parents by BabyCenter.

“Muhammad’s been rising on BabyCenter top baby name lists around the world, so we knew it would soon break into the U.S. top 10,” Linda Murray, BabyCenter’s global editor in chief, said in a press release.

Another Arabic-origin name, Aaliyah, ranked as this year’s 10th most popular name for American baby girls on BabyCenter.

Two other faith-inspired names, Noah and Elijah, remained popular for baby boys in the U.S. this year. The two religious figures are mentioned in all three Abrahamic traditions.

BabyCenter said its data comes from nearly 600,000 parents who shared their babies’ names with the site in 2019. The site noted that in order to “capture true popularity,” its list combines names that sound similar but have alternate spellings (like Muhammad and Mohammed).

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1 reply

  1. Well, yes, there are millions and millions of Mohammad (in all its different spellings), but there is only one Rafiq Tschannen in the world. (Google and you will find I am right).

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