By Heidi Lux
Worldwide, Muhammad is an extremely popular name, and largely considered to be the most popular. According to the Independent, 150 million men and boys across the globe bear the name Muhammad. Now, the most popular name in the world has finally become one of the most popular baby names in the U.S. Muhammad cracked the list of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys, according to parenting website Baby Center.
Popularity for the name Muhammad in the U.S. has been rising steadily since the name first entered the top 100 in 2013, but it didn’t crack the top 10 until now. In 2019, Muhammad rose by four spots to come in at number 10.
BabyCenter took its information from almost 600,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with the website in 2019. BabyCenter combines names that have different spellings, even though they sound the same to “capture true popularity.” For example, Jayne and Jane would be combined into one. There are 14 different official spellings of Muhammad.